Tourette’s Hero: Me My Mouth and I
Watch a screening of the cutting-edge documentary about neurodiversity in the arts.
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Join Surrey Civic Theatres on October 2 for a screening of the cutting-edge documentary about neurodiversity in the arts, Touretteshero: Me, My Mouth and I. This documentary follows artist, activist, and performer, Jess Thom who has Tourette syndrome as she takes on the biggest creative challenge of her life. In Me, My Mouth and I, Jess takes the audience on a funny and unpredictable journey of discovery into one of Samuel Beckett's most complex plays, Not I, and asks us to reconsider issues of representation and social exclusion as she prepares to perform the role of “Mouth” in front of a live theatre audience.
Warning: Content and subject matter may not be suitable for all audiences.
About Jess Thom
Jess Thom is the co-founder of acclaimed company Touretteshero, which celebrates and shares the creativity and humour of Tourette’s in an accessible way. Artist, theatremaker, and expert fundraiser, Jess currently helps coordinate a large play project in South London. Jess has had tics since she was a child, but wasn’t diagnosed with Tourette syndrome until she was in her twenties. With some encouragement from her friends, Jess decided to turn her tics into a source of imaginative creativity and the Touretteshero project was born. Follow Jess on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Photo credit: James Lyndasy.