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
Sonic Story for Not I by Samuel Beckett
ASL Synopsis for Not I by Samuel Beckett:
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.
"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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