Featured in The Metro, The New Scientist, and BBC Radio York, 'Two Thousand Tims' is a bizarre foray into the topic of nominative determinism.
Part lecture, part stand-up, part monologue, this one-man, multi-Tim, show uses verbatim testimony and multimedia to explore the way we are all shaped by our names.
For one night only, come see the culmination of the project that saw this Tim get emailed by 2000 other Tims from across the globe, and was described by playwright Tim Crouch as “typical of the sort of thing a Tim would do”.
Originally titled A Tim By Any Other Name, this piece started its life as my BA final year independent project. With the help of my collaborator Katie Smith, a first scratch performance was performed at The Drama Barn, University of York on 9th May 2016, and can be viewed online here:
If you're interested in the development of the piece - or if you're called Tim and want in on the project, please do contact me.
DRAMA BARN, UNIVERSITY OF YORK, SPRING 2015
DIRECTED BY WILEM POWELL
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