Blind actor Leona Godin sits forlornly on park bench in "The Kerfuffle."




TALE: NYC’s Finest Storytelling (2024), “Dad Gives Me the Gold,” NYC.

Becoming Blind–as a Bat (2024): three sold out performances  of this scented storytelling journey at Olfactory Art Keller, NYC.

SIGHTED PEOPLE SUCK! (2023). My solo show premiered as part of the Gotham Storytelling Festival, NYC.

Dr. Dan’s Medicine Show (2023), “Not Blind Enough,” Brooklyn.

Awkward Teenage Years (2023), “Rooftop Dump,” NYC.

Evolving Echoes (2023), “Denver Bat,” Brooklyn.

TALE: NYC’s Finest Storytelling (2023), “Not Blind Enough,” NYC.

Turn Me into Gold: Storytelling Party (2023), “Dad Gives Me the Gold,” SF.

Story Collider (Live 2021/podcast 2022): “Going Out, NYC.

RISK (Live/Podcast 2018): “The Blind Feeding the Lame“, Denver.

Sideshow Goshko (2009-15): Accordion Sidekick +many stories including: “Morocco (In & Out), NYC.



The Kerfuffle – Samantha (Principal – Two-timer) – Disability Film Challenge/Short

We Are Vagina – Voiceover/Writer – Sparrow Film Project/Short

A Blank Walks into a Blank Voiceover (Classic text)Sparrow Film Project/Short



Vanda Pharmaceuticals Non-24 Suburban Mom (Principal) National Network

Communication &Etiquette When Assisting Voters with Disabilities Leona (Principal) Board of Elections NY



The Spectator & the Blind Man 18th Century MC Kraine Theater/Leona Godin

The Star of Happiness (Solo Show) Helen Keller (Vaudevillian) Kraine Theater/Randi Rivera

Fruit Machine 2 Banana (Literary Improv) New Museum Theater/Xavier Cha

Noye’s Fludde Gossip (Alto part) Arts at the Park/Lighthouse Guild


10 thoughts on “Performance”

  1. Hi Leona! I just read your Modern Love essay. It is fantastic. I could very much relate to the very end where suddenly it occurs to you most of your fellow writers in the Catskills had no one to go home to. We forget how hard it can be to find and keep love. Just wanted to send you a bit of fan mail all the way from California. Nice work.

  2. Hi, Leona!
    I recently came across your article that mentioned you were beta testing Final Draft for its accessibility a good while back. I am a somewhat new member of the blind community, and music production major in Austin, Texas. I had the opportunity to supplant one of my courses for a scriptwriting class, an endeavor encouraged by my vocational rehab career specialist. I’ve enjoyed it immensely! However, I’ve had a tough run of dabbling with the various software available and have been using Microsoft Word, with varying levels of success!
    Apologies for the novel-length post, but, honestly, the prices for Final Draft have me hesitant to take the risk just for it to not be accessible!
    I was just wondering how your experience with it went and if you would recommend it? Any other observations and suggestions would be greatly welcome!

    Thank you in advance!

    Kindest Regards,
    Eric A. Hinojos

    1. Hi Eric, thanks for reaching out! I did not stick with the Final Draft thing, so I can’t tell you where it’s at these days. But I seem to remember that the app was much better than the desktop version. I will say though that they were really nice when I called, so I think it’s worth giving them a call and seeing where the accessibility is at these days before you purchase. I think they do have trial-periods as well. Good luck, and let me know how it goes! Leona

  3. Dear Leona, I hope this message finds you well. I loved the messages and work you’ve been doing, thank you!
    I am producing my animated feature ROSIE, which starts a main character, BEAR, who’s blind (
    The project has gathered lots of recognition so far and it’s currently on advanced pre-production and early financing stage (I’m from Brazil but I’m producing the film in English).
    I would very much love to have this role voiced by a blind actor, with a deep strong voice.
    I was wondering if you happen to know someone, or point me in the right direction?
    Thank you so much. Wishing you a fantastic year of 2023.

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