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          Clumsy Bodies  are a LGBTQIA, disabled-led collective that want to shatter gender like glass, to float in the deluge that arrives after. 

We work primarily in theatre, poetry, and film. 

Jess and Oli are both currently being mentored by the Young Vic as directors. 


Oli Isaac Smith is a writer, filmmaker and theatre director. Oli’s most recent documentary Asexual was screened at several LGBTQIA festivals internationally including in Spain, Mexico, Chile, Paraguay and Switzerland, and more recently at Queerly Beloved Festival in London. They were part of the Writing Room ‘18 and performed at Crystal Palace Festival. They are currently in the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and an Almeida Young Producer. 




Jess Rahman-González is a poet, artist, and theatre-maker. Jess was selected as part of Apples and Snakes’ Writing Room ‘17, and is currently part of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Jess is also a photographer whose photographs have been published in the Metro, gal-dem, and Banshee.






COLLABORATIONS WITH                               ITOLDYOUIWOULDEATYOU                                                            

YOUNG AMERICAN 
AS SEEN ON NME 




GOLD RUSH 





GET TERRIFIED 



“It’s a witty pastiche of 80s high school America that’s been directed by Chevy Blazer and produced by Clumsy Bodies.” -DIY mag (Review here)


“It’s a call to arms in screaming your heart out even when you feel like it’ll barely cause a ripple in a sea of hatred. It’s about loving fiercely. It’s about standing your ground even though your feet are shaking.“ -Sammy Maine/ Goldflake Paint (Review here)


“A brilliantly kitsch music video... it’s a tongue-in-cheek pastiche of 80s high school America that hits the mark perfectly.” -Glasswerk (Review here)


THE CREATIVE TEAM:


Director: Chevy Blazer
Producer: Jess Rahman-Gonzalez
Director of Photography/ Camera Operator: Oli Eli Isaac
Production Designer/ Prop Master: Grace Redpath
1st Assistant Director: Billy Mai Brooks
Choreographer/ Performance Supervisor: Marcus Bell
Editor/ Colour Grading: Oli Eli Isaac + Jess Rahman-Gonzalez
Driver: Matthew “Dochers” Docherty


THE CAST: 

THEY:  Jess Rahman-Gonzalez
JOCK: Ben Kerfoot

EXTRAS (in no particular order):
Ashwin Bhandari
Amy Albinson
Pandora Hall
Lizzy Galliver
Indigo Fáelán Azidahaka
Sam Birkett
Poppy Waring
Luce Whitehead
Vivienne Rockafella
Matthew “Dochers” Docherty
Nicky Partridge





Mark

D E A D
   R E C K O N I N G
  (FRAGMENTS)


A NEW PLAY BY CLUMSY BODIES











            

Iphigenia Crash Land Falls On The Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A RAVE FABLE)

Photographs by Victor Preda 

Caridad Svich’s contemporary adaptation of the perennial Greek myth that has long denied the voice of its heroine.Desperate to outrun her fate, Iphigenia finds refuge in an underground aircraft-hangar-turned-rave, where the dead come to escape the living and a world obliterated by fear.

In this multimedia journey, Iphigenia leaves behind General Adolfo, the father who wants her dead, to seek out unspoken desires and unadulterated pleasures, and survive the horrors of her past among murdered factory workers and the legendary Achilles.

Finally hear Iphigenia speak.


THE RUN: 
The Bunker - 19th July 2017
Bread & Roses Theatre - 30th July 2017

Edinburgh Fringe // The Space on Niddry Street
4th - 5th; 7th - 12th August 2017



THE REVIEWS:


★★★★
‘Fringe Theatre at its best’
- Spy In The Stalls 
‘Refreshingly diverse.... A young campany full of talent and potential’
- Disability Arts
Top 5 Best Edinburgh Fringe Previews

- TimeOut London


THE CREATIVE TEAM: 

Co-directors: Oli Isaac Smith and Jess Rahman-González
Producers: Oli Isaac Smith, Jess Rahman-González and Sara Jewell
Writer: Caridad Svich 
Technical Director: Caitlin Ivory
Choreographer: Marcus Bell 
Composer: Jennifer Walton 

THE CAST:

Iphigenia: Jess Rahman-González
Achilles: Sam Kindon 
General Adolfo/ Fresa 2/ General’s Ass: Mickey Shaw
Violeta Imperial/ Fresa 1/ Virgin Puta: Sara Jewell 
Fresa 3/ Hermaphrodite Prince: Rebecca Rahman-González

TOUR DIARY



Download the Press Reception for Iphigenia here