Kelsi Hansen is starring in the Waterloo Playhouse Theater production of “Wait Until Dark.” She will be playing the part of Susan, a Blind person threatened by a murderous villain. Audrey Hepburn played the part of Susan on the big screen years ago, but a huge difference Kelsey will point out is that: ““…Audrey was actually playing the part of me, because I am actually Blind”.
As usual, Kelsi laughs and is glad to be doing what she is doing. She has tried out for other plays and finally landed a role and will be opening this Friday.
I sat down with Kelsey to talk about what it is like to work on a production as a visually impaired/blind actor and how the crew and team has adjusted to her blindness.
Join Kelsi and me as we talk about overcoming some unexpected barriers, educating the cast and crew about some of the myths about blindness, and facing the challenges of taking on such a role in the production of “Wait Until Dark.”
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