Not I by Samuel Beckett

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Not I by Samuel Beckett

January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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$30

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, Not I, 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.

More information about Accessibility can be found on BRIC’s website.

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


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

Organizers

BRIC
The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival

Other

Audience (by age)
Adults (Ages 18 and up), Teens (Ages 13-17)
Special Instructions
All performances are ASL integrated and Relaxed. Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can't control, called tics. Sometimes, these tics may be rude or offensive - parents are urged to consider this when bringing children to the show. More information about accessibility of the space can be found on our website.
Program Image Caption
Jess Thom in Not I; Photo by James Lyndsay
Program Image Description
Jess Thom performs in her wheelchair, while a fellow artists uses Sign Language to share what Jess is saying

Venue

BRIC
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY NY United States
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