Jessie Proksa’s I’m Not From Here is a smart and funny act. It is a kind of fantasy+autobiography about the search for ‘feeling at home’ somewhere. Part of what made this an intriguing experience for me was the mixture of media- cello and ukelele playing and singing own songs relevant to the story. I loved her beautiful hand-sewn ‘space cloak’ with huge hidden magician’s pockets (flash back of the old-style comedian who’d pull stuff out of his big black overcoat)and exquisitely detailed lace collar and squashed pack of Camels cigarettes, etc. stitched in for color.
But mainly I loved the white rope she used several times as a ‘horizon’- stretched out in front of her as a place in space –past, present or future? I’d like to hear that part of her performance again. Moving and funny, this is a performance to see again.