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
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