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Not I by Samuel Beckett

Jess Thom takes on Beckett's short play in a theatrical experience exploring neurodiversity.


A Touretteshero and Battersea Arts Centre Production, in association with the Albany. Part of the Under the Radar Festival.


FRI, JAN 10 | 7:30PM
SAT, JAN 11 | 7:30PM
SUN, JAN 12 | 5PM
MON, JAN 13 | 7:30PM
THU, JAN 16 | 7:30PM
FRI, JAN 17 | 7:30PM
SAT, JAN 18 | 7:30PM
SUN, JAN 19 | 5PM




BRIC House Ballroom
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Jess Thom in Not I | Photo: James Lyndsay

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can't control, called tics.

Following award-winning Backstage In Biscuit Land, she takes on Samuel Beckett's short play in a theatrical experience that explores neurodiversity and asks who is allowed to perform what and who gets the final say.

All performances are ASL integrated and Relaxed. This means that if you tic, shout, or move about, you're more than welcome. And the great thing is, everyone can benefit from a Relaxed Performance.      

At 3PM on Sunday, January 12, join us for a conversation around current inclusive practices in the performing arts including Relaxed Performance methodology. More info can be found here

Running Time: 60 minutes        
Language and Supertitles: Performed in English and ASL           

A Touretteshero and Battersea Arts Centre Production
In association with the Albany
Performer: Jess Thom
Director: Matthew Pountney
ASL Performer: Lindsey Snyder
Designer: Ben Pacey
Production Team: Mark Munday, Erik Perera, and Peter Storer
Producer for Battersea Arts Centre: Rosie Scudder and Reena Kalsi
Co-Presented by BRIC and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival

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Artist Bio:

Touretteshero take a trans-disciplinary approach to making high-quality creative work that turns assumptions about disability into meaningful discussion. Through their work they bring people together, build understanding and promote inclusivity. Co-founded by artists Jess Thom and Matthew Pountney in 2010, Touretteshero’s work has reached over 20 million disabled and non-disabled people in more than 160 countries.

Press Quotes

"Cathartic, inclusive, political and personal" ★★★★ The Stage

"Jess Thom gives Beckett's motormouth extra bite" ★★★★ The Guardian

"Illuminating...a physical, rhythmical rendition of Not I" ★★★★ Time Out

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Venue Information:

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