Jess Thom explores neurodiversity in the arts
Jess Thom is an award-winning theatre maker and comedian who's changed the course of performance making by reclaiming her Tourettes and incorporating her tics into the shows that she creates. In her latest creation, Thom takes on Samuel Beckett and his short play, Not I, in a theatrical experience like no other.
Thom's take on Beckett's classic explores neurodiversity within the arts and asks who is allowed to perform and who gets the final say. All performances of Not I will be accompanied by a British Sign Language interpreter and are all relaxed performances making the experience open to everyone.
Not I is part of the Battersea Arts Centre's Reclaiming The Classics series, where classics tales from Shakespeare to Beckett are turned on their heads.