How to Disappear Completely

Photo: Emily Cooper


When award-winning lighting designer Itai Erdal learned his mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, he immediately flew to Israel to be with her. During that time he shot hours of film and took hundreds of pictures, documenting his mother’s final days.

Deeply profound and surprisingly funny, How to Disappear Completely combines video footage and storytelling to demonstrate Erdal’s approach to theatrical lighting – as he reflects on the events that followed his mother asking him to take her life.


How to Disappear Completely is a work of art … an impressive accomplishment …”
–Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

How to Disappear Completely illuminates, stimulates … intelligent, dense, emotionally powerful.” –Joff Schmidt, CBC News


WINNER: Canadian Stage Awards for Direction (James Long) at SummerWorks (2013)
NOMINEE: Total Fringe Award for Innovation at Edinburgh Fringe (2014)
NOMINEE: Brighton Fringe Award (2014)
NOMINEE: Best Production at the Dublin Fringe (2014)
NOMINEE: Dora Awards for Best Touring Production (2012)
NOMINEE: Jessie Richardson award for Outstanding Lighting Design (2011)


WEDNESDAY, February 14 at 9:00pm
THURSDAY, February 15 at 7:00pm
FRIDAY, February 16 at 9:00pm
SATURDAY, February 17 at 1:00pm