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Reassembled, Slightly Askew is an autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon Yee’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury. The production will be part of Heads Up Festival March 16-18, with performances each day at 2pm, 4pm and 7.30pm.

Part of Hull’s Central Library will be transformed into a hospital ward for the show. Audience members experience Reassembled… individually, listening to the audio via headphones, while lying on a hospital bed. The audio technology makes the sound three-dimensional, causing listeners to feel they are inside Shannon’s head, viscerally experiencing her descent into coma, brain surgeries, early days in the hospital, and re-integration into the world with a hidden disability.

It is a new kind of storytelling, never done before about this topic, that places the listener safely in the first-person perspective to increase empathy and understanding–it’s one step better than walking in someone’s shoes, it’s living in someone else’s head.

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“A REAL-LIFE ORDEAL, CAPTURED BY A DARING, DISORIENTATING ARTISTIC COLLABORATION, WHICH WORKS BRILLIANTLY ON SO MANY LEVELS…IT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON PRESCRIPTION.” —THE STAGE
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‘BEAUTIFULLY PUT TOGETHER.’ —THE GUARDIAN
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‘A QUIETLY DEVASTATING EXAMPLE OF UNCATEGORISABLE ART AT ITS BEST’ —TIME OUT LONDON
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‘A RICHLY TEXTURED THREE-DIMENSIONAL SOUNDSCAPE THAT AFFORDS US A PROFOUND AND MOVING SENSE OF WHAT IT MIGHT BE LIKE TO HAVE A BRAIN INJURY — AND RECOVER FROM ONE.’ —EVENING STANDARD
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‘OFFERS ALL BOTH HUMANITY AND INSIGHT, AND A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE.’ —THE ARTS REVIEW
WINNER OF HOSPITAL CLUB H100 THEATRE & PERFORMANCE AWARD (2015)
DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL (2016) NOMINEE: JUDGES’ CHOICE, BEST DESIGN, FIRST FORTNIGHT AWARDS

Shannon Yee’s Reassembled, Slightly Askew is presented at Heads Up Festival on March 16-18, 2017.

Where: The Old Bib, Hull Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF

When: March 16-18, performances at 2pm, 4pm and 7.30pn daily.

To book tickets visit www.eventbrite.co.uk

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