Glitch is a monologue about autism, grief, small towns and video games.
Kelly’s autistic, never left her hometown because of it, and now she’s facing her Dad’s declining health. She’s frustrated, stuck, and looking for a way out - although she doesn’t realise it until it potentially arrives, in the form of a video game speedrunning contest offering both a cash prize and (friendly) rivals who might become friends.
Kelly might be trying to save her Dad like the heroes in her favourite games, but she comes to realise she can’t control everything: change is going to happen, whether she (or her brain) likes it or not.
As Kelly navigates her grief, paired with her new experiences and the often-judgemental viewpoints of her hometown’s locals, she comes to understand what her Dad has been trying to tell her all along. Other people have been writing Kelly’s story for too long, based on assumptions about her labels rather than her as a person. Maybe it's time for that to change.
Glitch is about the stories we tell about those seen as different, the impact that has on the people being spoken about, and asks the question: surely it's past time we let everybody create their own stories?Book Now
Krystina is currently a member of the Soho Writer's Alumni Group, having been a member of the Soho Theatre Writer's Lab in 2018-9 where she developed Glitch. She graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama's MA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media in 2017, has presented work at scratch nights in London and performed improv and sketch comedy with Hoopla. Krystina started her performance career in Cambridge, where she performed in Phedre, Remembrance of Things Past and Twelfth Night (as Malvolio).
Callie is a theatre maker, director, and script reader from Washington DC, now based in London. Callie is Artistic Director of The Heroine's Chronicles. Member of the 2019 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Training: MFA Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Advanced Directing at the National Theater Institute.
Chronic Insanity is a Nottingham-based theatre company led by Nat Henderson and Joe Strickland, two theatre makers interested in challenging every element of theatre, from the inception of the idea to after the final performance. They are in the middle of an ambitious project in which they are staging 12 shows in 12 months.
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