The Elephant in Every Room I Enter

October 03 - October 19, 2014



Friday & Saturday at 10pm / Sunday at 6pm

Performed by Gardiner Comfort & Directed by Kel Haney

Gardiner Comfort travels to Washington, DC to attend the Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference. During the week, Comfort encounters others (mostly children) with his neurological disorder and, for the first time in his life, he could be himself– it actually felt normal to have Tourette’s. Using an erratic and energetic performance style (a nod to Tourette’s itself), and evocative details of his week in DC, Comfort shares his life as an actor with Tourette Syndrome. THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER (originally developed through Mabou Mines) is a strikingly intimate solo show created by Comfort and his frequent collaborator, Kel Haney (YOU’RE NOT TOUGH — HERE, Dixon Place).

"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

Creative Team

Created by - Gardiner Comfort & Kel Haney

Scenic Design- Caite Hevner Kemp
Costume Design - Summer Lee Jack
Lighting Design - Daisy Long
Sound Design - Elisheba Ittoop
Stage Management - Jacqueline Filer
Assistant Director - Nora Ives