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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. They are both programming the Homegrown Festival as Young Producers at Battersea Arts Centre and the Young Vic. They are also both Poet in the City Producers.


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 are currently in the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and an Almeida Young Producer.  Bylines include Huffington Post. 




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.






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PRESS

“Brilliant” - NME (Review and Clumsy Bodies interview here)


“Innovative and cutting edge” - Dead Press (Review here)


“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


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DEAD RECKONING

A NEW PLAY BY CLUMSY BODIES


                         
                    




Past Performances:
2nd - 3rd March // Brick Hall // Vault Festival

Future Performances:
Otherland Season @ Tristan Bates Theatre
More to be announced...









            

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