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74A East 4th Street
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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.





Comfort is an actor and writer who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when he was 7.  The Elephant in Every Room I Enter was developed with Kel Haney in Mabou Mines’ Resident Artist Project. Acting and writing credits: Original solo show YOU'RE NOT TOUGH, (HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place - directed by Kel Haney), FISHMEN (INTAR), JULIUS CAESAR (A.R.T.), BE THE DEATH OF ME (The Civilians – workshop), CARDENIO (A.R.T., u/s), THE ZERO HOUR (13P), REENTRY(American Records), A PARSIFAL (PS122), RED BEADS (Mabou Mines), Richard Maxwell's HENRY IV, PART 1 (BAM, Hebbel Theatre - Berlin), FUNERAL GAMES (Public Theater- workshop). MFA from ART.  For more info about Gardiner visit:  Thank you Kel and the talented design team and crew for creating this show with me.




Haney also with Gardiner Comfort: YOU’RE NOT TOUGH (HERE, Dixon Place). Recent credits include: Haney/Comfort’s THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER (Next Door at New York Theater Workshop & La MaMa), Christopher Wall's THE INHERENT SADNESS OF LOW-LYING AREAS (World Premiere - New World Symphony, Miami), Sharyn Rothstein's A GOOD FARMER (Premiere - American Theater Group), Neil LaBute’s WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS (59E59 -- world premiere) and THE WAY WE GET BY (American Theater Group -- regional premiere), Laura Maria Censabella's PARADISE (Luna Stage; Passage Theatre), Chris Cragin-Day's A WOMAN (59E59 -- world premiere) and FOSTER MOM (Premiere Stages), Vickie Ramirez’s GLENBURN 12WP (59E59), Jordan Jaffe’s CRUDE (Black Lab Theatre/Theater 511 @ Ars Nova - featuring Nico Tortorella),  Jonathan Caren’s THE RECOMMENDATION (The Flea), Quiara Alegria Hudes’s WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, Kate Cortesi’s GREAT KILLS, Deborah Brevoort’s MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT, James Christy’s AT LIBERTY HALL (all at Premiere Stages). She has directed/developed new work with Abingdon Theatre Company, The Amoralists, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, Cherry Lane, Keen Company, Labyrinth, The Lark, Ma-Yi, Naked Angels, New Dramatists, New Georges, Partial Comfort, Playwrights Realm, Rattlestick, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, & Williamstown. Also: MTC Directing Fellow, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Mabou Mines Residency, Old Vic/New Voices Exchange and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. Ms. Haney also directed the critically acclaimed short films, I AM THEM and STAY CLOSE.


Gardiner Comfort – Performer/Creator
Kel Haney – Director/Creator

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Originally developed through Mabou Mines' Artistic Residency


Jack Sharkey (Angel Donor), Carol Tambor Melisa Annis, John & Jane Comfort, Colleen Werthmann, Steve Harper, Eljon Wardally, Andrew Doga, Andrew Doga, Josh Martinez-Nelson, Josh Lefrancois, Liz Hynes, Olivia D'Ambrosio, Beth, Alley Scott, Michael