Made in partnership with Attenborough Arts, Theatre Deli, Nonsuch Studios and havoc, Withered Optimism tells the story of a put-upon protagonist stretched to breaking point, then spun around by the violent centrifugal force of the corporate world.
When one day
the pressure gets too much,
his sanity snaps
he is catapulted off on a hallucinatory odyssey among the flotsam and jetsam of late capitalism.
TRAILER AND IMAGES
Withered Optimism was made in collaboration with deaf performer Brian Duffy to maintain a focus on perspectives from D/deaf audiences. Watch the video for more insight.
CREATIVES AND COLLABORATORS
Performer/Creator: Jack Kelly
Sound Designer: Jeph Vanger
Choreographer and Movement Director: Justyna Janiszewska
Choreographer and Movement Director: Georgia Tegou
Clown and Comedian: Helen Duff
Comedian and Writer: Mike Shephard
Writer: Tom Ellen
Movement Director/Visual Vernacular Specialist: Brian Duffy
Technical Manager and Lighting Designer: Berta Pibernat Trias
Animator: David Burnett
Consultant Producer: havoc