A SOLO ADVENTURE INTO EPILEPSY
The Black Hole Project
Tom was going to be the first astronaut from Doncaster until he had an epileptic seizure when he was 8. An entire future was snatched away from him. But now, 16 years later he's here to take it back whatever the cost.
With an original soundtrack every night made up of interviews with his parents "Can You See Into a Black Hole?" is the story of how his family survived their world collapsing into a black hole.
Originally commissioned by Upstart Theatre for Dare Festival 2018 and now supported by a grant from Arts Council England.
PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY: https://www.timothykelly.co.uk/
WHAT IS THE PROJECT?
I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 8, it changed my life forever and this project is a body of work exploring that change for me and other people. So far I've created a solo performance about my childhood called "Can You See Into a Black Hole?" which has been performed at Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People's Theatre and The Holbeck. This show is going into further development for a new version in 2020. Outside of that I am working with a group of researchers into childhood epilepsy to look a science and art collaborative responses to epileptic identities. Get in touch if you want to chat too.