La MaMa Blogs: First Look: The Elephant in Every Room I Enter

Sunday, October 18, 2015

First Look: The Elephant in Every Room I Enter

Named one of the Off-Broadway shows to see 
this month by Huffington Post:

"Great For: Energetic people with or without Tourette syndrome"
"Gardiner Comfort takes on the realities of living with Tourette syndrome in this hyper-personal one-man show. Using a mix of experimental elements, including Tourette-inspired choreography, he recreates the experience of his condition, mapping out the textures of his world over a week-long conference. The most interesting aspect of the show is its implicit discomfort. As Comfort presents different tics with a comedic bent, he challenges his audience to laugh, while also forcing them to wonder whether they should."
Lauren Duca, Huffington Post

All photos by Jenny Anderson

Gardiner Comfort's solo play, The Elephant in Every Room I Enter is now running at The First Floor Theatre at La MaMa.  Created in collaboration with Kel Haney, in Elephant Gardiner uses his erratic and energetic performance style, and evocative details of his week attending the Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference in Washington, DC, to share his life as an actor with this neurological disorder and discovers, for the first time in his life, how he can be himself. 

"Comfort is a charming, versatile performer: He can dance, shift personas, inhabit multiple characters with dialects and physicality, and somehow exude a vulnerability wrapped in confidence.... a talented performer with TS sharing honest, touching stories."

New York Theatre Review

La MaMa presents
created by Gardiner Comfort & Kel Haney
featuring Gardiner Comfort
directed by Kel Haney

October 15 - 31, 2015

The First Floor Theatre
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors
For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

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