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Not I by Samuel Beckett (Under the Radar 2020)
Brooklyn
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Not I by Samuel Beckett (Under the Radar 2020) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Exhilarating, Revelatory, Smart, Demanding, Great staging

About the Show

Jess Thom, and actor with Tourettes, 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?

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Primal, Revelatory, Smart, Demanding, Exhilarating

See it if you love this script, or Beckett, or are interested in what exploring difference from a physical norm can say about all of us.

Don't see it if seeing a performer in extremis (both physically & verbally) might trigger a bad reaction in you. Read more

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Great writing, Great staging, Dizzying

See it if Jess Thom performs Not I, followed by a video contextualizing the production and advocating for neurodiverse approaches to theater.

Don't see it if Not sure why ya wouldn't. This version brings so much out of Beckett's canonical text.

Critic Reviews (2)

January 13th, 2020

"When Disability Isn’t a Special Need but a Special Skill: Two productions at the Under the Radar Festival ask if the theater is ready to embrace the artistry of autism and other once disqualifying conditions."
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January 14th, 2020

Score: 97%. "Go, go and take a friend I promise you will not regret it!"
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