JUL - AUG 2023 | Mandell Weiss Forum
Created, choreographed and performed by Jenn Freeman
Created, choreographed and directed by Sonya Tayeh
Composed and performed by Holland Andrews
A celebration of what it means to live a life on the spectrum.
Dancer and choreographer Jenn Freeman was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2021 at age 33, and since then she has navigated an endless sea of epiphanies. Inspired by a deep curiosity to examine her childhood memories through this new lens, Jenn found a way to illuminate her story using the language she knows best: Dance.
Is It Thursday Yet? invites you into the unique complexities of Jenn’s neurodivergent brain through a stunning tapestry of dance, live music and home video footage. Original live music from renowned musician Holland Andrews is woven with audio narrations from Jenn’s therapist, vocals, clarinet, drums and electronic music. A vibrant, colorful and tactile scenic design by Tony Award-winner Rachel Hauck is inspired by Jenn’s sensory sensitivities to texture, color, light and sound. This inventive, engrossing new work is co-created and directed by the electrifying choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Tony Award-winner for Moulin Rouge).
“Jenn Freeman teaches us how we all might shape our challenges, redefine them as our strengths, and thrive in the process. The stories she tells through her remarkable dances transcend verbal communication and touch the audience in an indelible way.” Dr. Kim Gilbert PH.D, Therapist and diagnostician
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