2018 December 01 02 | 19.30
Suitable for English Speakers
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 accompanied by a BSL interpreter/performer and are 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.
Jess Thom is co-founder of Touretteshero and may or may not lead a secret double life as a superhero. Artist, playworker, and expert fundraiser, Jess currently helps coordinate a large play project in South London. Jess has had tics since she was a child but wasn’t diagnosed with Tourettes until she was in her twenties. With some encouragement from her friends, Jess decided to turn her tics into a source of imaginative creativity and the Touretteshero project was born.
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PERFORMANCE Jess Thom Directed by Matthew Pountney Designed by Ben Pacey DGS by Julia Cramer
A production by Touretteshero and Battersea ArtsCentre in cooperation with the Albany. The guest performance is within the scope of Access all Areas, funded by the Senate Department of Culture and Europe. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung