SomeBody is an original devised semi-autobiographical theatrical exploration by senior Jamie Goodwin ’22 using poem, story and movement to capture the tension and reality of living in a marginalized body. We are transported back with Jamie, playwright and producer, to summer 2020. The summer of death. The summer of fire. The summer of breathlessness and bodies under attack. Summer 2020, has once again awakened Black Body who is the only one who can survive the chaos. However, this time the chaos is taking a larger toll on Black Body than expected, and it seems the longer he is awake, the more he hurts and the more he hurts, the more he threatens to consume all of Jamie’s person to withstand the pain, withstand the chaos. As a last hope, Jamie has locked all the doors, shut the windows and refuses to leave. One question remains: Can Jamie be complex in the chaos or will the survival of her Black Body cost her personhood, her humanity?

Immediately following the Saturday, Nov. 13 matinee show, there will be a talkback with multi-hyphenate actor, poet and maker Nehassaiu deGannes and the cast and creative team discussing the process and production of SomeBody.

*Content Warnings: Racism, illusions of self harm and abuse, suicidal ideation, mental illness, violent images, and death

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The performance is free and open to Princeton students, faculty and staff; tickets are required. To reserve a seat, log-in with Princeton net ID to the University Ticketing website, then select your tickets.

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