CAFFEINE

STAGING TOURETTES SYNDROME

Having been involved in performing and theatre arts since 2014, I've been fortunate enough to have performed and produced a variety of pieces of theatre. However, as an individual with Tourettes Syndrome there has always been a strange barrier for me. I love the ways in which theatre shares stories with the world, and I found that not many narratives that I could relate to as a tourettic were being staged. I began to write spoken word poems and short scenes and performing them at open mic and scratch nights whilst studying for my bachelor's degree, and so the project 'CAFFEINE' came into existence. 

I am currently in the process of creating a short piece of theatre that seeks to explore the lifeworlds of Tourettes Syndrome; what does it mean to be tourettic? What does the mundane and the everyday look like to a tourettic?

The show will aim to provoke thoughts, and provide insights into the inner workings of the tourettic mind. 

If you are a theatre professional looking to find out more, I'd love to hear from you! The project is still in it's development stage, and we are currently running research & development sessions for the piece. I'd especially love to hear from you if you are somebody with Tourettes Syndrome working in the theatre or performing arts industries. 

Theatre credits include: Cinderfella (2015); You Me Bum Bum Train (2016); Pirates of Penzance (2016); RENT (2016); Bring It On: The Musical (2016); Spring Awakening (2017); The Bog Roll Bandits (2020)

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