Writer: Steven Fraser
Director/Dramaturg: David Loumgair
Producer: Ailbhe Treacy
Spoken Word Artist: Georgina Norie
Musician: James Gow
Spoken Word Artist: Aisling Fahey
Musician: Jamie Scott-Smith
I REMEMBER is a ferocious and storm-conjuring performance exploring the unseen reality behind living with autism, and revealing the overwhelming beauty which can accompany the difficulty in the lives of those with this condition.
Fusing fiercely-crafted spoken word poetry and haunting live sound creation using a loop pedal and non-traditional instruments and objects, it explores the damaging, resilient and extraordinary moments in one person’s journey of coming to accept their autism.
Charting childhood difficulties, receiving a diagnosis, ghosts, 364 days of blue shoes and holding on to those we love, I REMEMBER is a tale of overcoming hardship, of violent beauty and hopeless self-protection. It’s about celebrating uniqueness and finding inspiration in the every day.
Developed in partnership with the Autism Research Trust, and with support from the Pleasance Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and Duelling Productions.
"An absorbing sensory experience...a wonderful fusion of poetry, storytelling, music and sound."
"Relentlessly dives down rabbit holes, taking the audience on an intense journey into the mind of a mentally unstable child...a heartfelt piece that feels extremely personal yet contains a universal message about tolerance and sensitivity."
THE PEG REVIEW
"An abstract and arresting emotional explosion, more poetry than play...a hymn to an atypical brain, a wonderful picture of a chaotic but strangely ordered mind."