Already closed | 1h 0m | Brooklyn

Not I by Samuel Beckett (Under the Radar 2020)

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: 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? More…

From the show:

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 an ASL 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.

1h 0m | Already closed | BRIC House (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Exhilarating, Revelatory, Smart, Demanding, Great staging
89
Avg Score

90
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.

Also I’ve known the text of Beckett’s “Not I” since before it was performed... Read more Read less

87
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.


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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