Gemma Whelan

Can You See Me Yet

by Timothy Findley

Prism Productions

Jan – Feb, 1988

West Coast Premiere


  • “...well directed, with changes of rhythm and mood and movement beautifully constructed and choreographed, and the acting intense and convincing.”

    Swiss Journal

  • “...deft strokes of images...solid level of ensemble performances.”

    East Bay Express

  • Gemma excelled at shaping the arc of the play while working creatively to explore the moment-to-moment dynamics between the characters. Building trust and genuine connection between actors is a strength of hers.

    Carolyn Cox, Actor and producer, Prism Productions


Set in a Canadian insane asylum in 1938, in a garden where electroshock patents recuperate after treatment, the drama explores a woman’s search for sanctuary in a world on the eve of war.


Photos © 1988 Adam Liberman


Carolyn Cox
John Bonham
Megan Butler
Clive Chafer
Fred Franklin
Lee Ann Fujii
Jude Haukom
Jerry Landis*
Sharon McDonald
Toni Orans
Catherine Willis


Gemma Whelan / DIRECTOR
Adam Liberman / SOUND DESIGN

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.