After a 2015 run at La MaMa, Gardiner Comfort's intimate solo show about being an actor living with Tourette syndrome transfers to Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop. More…
Created with his frequent collaborator Kel Haney, the play explores the week Gardiner spent at the Tourette Association of America National Conference in Washington, DC. Surrounded by hundreds of other people with Tourette's, he realized it was the first time he felt "normal." Using an erratic and energetic performance style (a nod to Tourette's itself), this original show blends comedy, dance, and a personal outlook on disability.
See it if you want to be immersed in the world of Tourette's w/GC as your outstanding guide. Moments of joy (his dancing) and pain (his dreams/rage).
Don't see it if you want a story arc; there's slight structure provided by a conference. Storytelling wanders wildly. Some stories are dropped too quickly.
See it if You want to understand more about Tourettes, like solo shows, appreciate hearing about 1 person’s journey.
Don't see it if Are ok w a talented actor in a choppy, somewhat mystifying show. There were touching bits & I was very moved by his dancing. GC is appealing
See it if you're interested in a show which succeeds at being personal and nuanced, but also relatable in ways to general audience.
Don't see it if you don't like one man shows or are not interested in learning about Tourette syndrome.
See it if You enjoy autobiographical one-man shows.
Don't see it if You want to see something balanced/strong throughout. Some parts were exceptionally well polished, some parts could've been cut.
See it if You like 1 person shows that will give you insight into Tourette’s Syndrome in 75 minuets with humor and style
Don't see it if You want to see traditional theater with lavish sets ,costumes, music and a big cast