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I'm Not From Here

solo performance · jessie proksa · Ages 0+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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MAY T certified reviewer June 12, 2015
I'm not from here was unique and full of surprises! Jessie put on an exciting performance with different elements varying from singing and playing a Ukulele to being in a house, floating in space. It was a fun show to see and to be a part of. Oh, and her costume is definitely a must see!! ... full review
BRYAN CAIN certified reviewer June 21, 2015
tagged as: space · time travel · hypnotic · sweet · fun · ukulele · satire
Jessie Proksa is an Artist with a capital A. I'm Not From Here takes you on a journey into her mind as Proksa puts her many talents on display. Her voice becomes hypnotic as you journey with her alter-ego Sylax from a strange house in Outer Space all the way to the foreign lands of Chicago, Kansas and Utah. The show is funny and sweet and includes some poignant critiques of our tech-obsessed culture. I invite you all to turn off your phone and to slow your life down for forty-five minutes, as you enjoy the laid back pace of a true Auteur.... full review
JEREMIAH BENJAMIN certified reviewer June 24, 2015
When I heard there was a ukulele and a spacesuit in the same one-woman show, I just had to see what I'm Not From Here was all about! A hypnotically poetic adventure from the perspective of a very relatable character from outer space, told in the vein of understated social satire reminiscent of beatnik counterculture humor. The music and wacky elements of audience participation combine to make this a fascinating multi-media journey with a message and a distinctive mood. Quite unique.... full review
ROBERT JACOBSON certified reviewer June 25, 2015
Fun show and I really dug the interwoven themes of space travel, Americana, Idaho, the past, present and more. I hope Jessie continues to develop this piece. Disclosure: I went to school with the performer, Jessie... full review
ROBERT JACOBSON certified reviewer June 25, 2015
Fun show and I really dug the interwoven themes of space travel, Americana, Idaho, the past, present and more. I hope Jessie continues to develop this piece. Disclosure: I went to school with the performer, Jessie... full review
STEVE TROOP certified reviewer June 25, 2015
This is a great show! My only regret is that I saw it during its second to last show so I wasn't able to get more people to see it! So many different facets of Jessie's art are combined to tell a very real narrative that at times reminded me of some of the best performance art that Andy Kaufman used to do -- that's not to say that it was derivative of Kaufman's work -- just that it gave me to the same feeling of misdirect when things happened that Kaufman was famous for. With her deadpan humor and unique talents, this is a show that you should check out, given the chance I know she's planning on trying to add it to other Fringes -- if we're lucky -- this plan will become a reality!... full review
LUCY BLAKE-ELAHI certified reviewer June 25, 2015
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 ... full review