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The Elephant In Every Room I Enter is a strikingly intimate solo show about Gardiner Comfort's experience as an actor with Tourette's.

Featuring Gardiner Comfort and Directed by Kel Haney.

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 THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER
A strikingly intimate solo show about Gardiner Comfort's experience as an actor with Tourette's

Featuring Gardiner Comfort and Directed by Kel Haney

 


THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER is a strikingly intimate solo piece about Gardiner Comfort's experience as an actor living with Tourette's Syndrome. The play explores the week he spent at the Tourette Association of America National Conference in DC in April 2014--he'd never been around so many other people with Tourette's; it was the first time he could feel "normal."

Gardiner comes from the downtown solo-work tradition of artists like Danny Hoch & Eric Bogosian. THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER melds the story of Gardiners 'week away' with dance/movement moments (his mother is theater/dance choreographer, Jane Comfort). The show uses an 'erratic' and 'energetic' performance style that is a nod to Tourette's itself.

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Initially developed through Mabou Mines' Artist Residency in early '14, La MaMa presented a workshop production in The Club space in October '14.

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After their twelve performance run at La MaMA in October, Gardiner (& his collaborator, Kel Haney) plan on pursuing opportunities to perform the play at regional theaters and connect with their local TAA chapters and medical institutions, in additional to generating interest in a longer run in NYC.