Venue: Sweet Werks, Werks Central, 15-17 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL
LAVA ELASTIC is the UK’s FIRST openly neurodiverse comedy/performance/poetry night...brought to you by neurodivergent performer (late diagnosis of Aspergers) Sarah Saeed - aka operatic comedy diva Marianna Harlotta and an original member of Stealth Aspies autistic performance company.
In recent years, a theory has emerged that the human race is Neurodiverse - a mix of different neurological types. Those that aren’t ‘Neurotypical’ (the usual) are known as Neurodivergent with differences that include Autism/Aspergers, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and other types of brain that aren’t Neurotypical.
LAVA ELASTIC is a night for brilliant performers who are considered from the problematic to the niche alongside other fantastic acts who are as varied in their styles...as their brains...(which of course everyone is - but we choose to celebrate that at LAVA ELASTIC!)
Neurodivergent performers often struggle to get booked, to navigate the social codes around working with promoters and find organisation challenging. As a result, there are many talented people out there you simply don’t get to see…LAVA ELASTIC is here to change that. Vive la difference!...But also the similarities. Neurotypical performers are of course also on the bill.
Back at it’s home venue in Brighton and thrillingly with the support of ACE (Arts Council England), join us for a night celebrating humans of all kinds - just doing their comedy/performance thing.
We are so excited about the line-up for the September, it's going to be an excellent one. Joining us will be:
- Janine Booth
- Ben Carter
- Simon Harriyott
- Jaleelah Galbraith
- Mark Burkwood
And as always hosted by our regular host Sarah Saeed, with assistance from ‘the other Sarah’ and the lovely Sweet Venues team.
“Lava Elastic is like a TV variety show, if TV was allowed to be weird. It’s a joyous experience that surprises and delights.” Victoria Melody (Award-winning performance artist)