Turning Tourette into Something to Be Proud Of

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June 19, 2024 - June 26, 2024
6:30 pm
This is a two-part event with the first session on June 19 and the second session on June 26.

Do your tics make your life difficult? Exhausting? Unbearable? If so, you’re not alone. I have learned how my tics make me unique and have learned how to be proud of them and make them work for me. Acting and performing are fun, useful tools for expressing yourself. We will use acting games and exercises to turn our tics into talent! Please plan to attend both sessions, June 19th and 26th to get the most out of this fun workshop.

Target Audience: Children age 7-11


  • Become more confident and less embarrassed or ashamed of your TS.
  • Learn how your condition makes you unique and special.
  • Learn what your talents are and how you can use them to have fun, be creative, and educate other people!

Gardiner Comfort

Gardiner Comfort is an actor, writer, and teacher. He holds an MFA in acting from the American Repertory Theater Acting Institute at Harvard University and has traveled the world as an actor in many productions. As part of his MFA training he spent a semester at the prestigious Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia. 

He has created and performed two solo shows. One, THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER, created with director Kel Haney, about his life with Tourette Syndrome, was presented at La Mama and New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door Series and continues to tour to theaters and educational institutions across the US. He is an advocate for the Tourette Syndrome and disability communities, serving on the board of the NYC Chapter of the Tourette Association of America. He is also a certified NYC tour guide. His newest project is a  short film he wrote and starred in called Battle Rattle. It’s based on a full length play he is also developing.