Forgive Me is a show about autism and gaming, which is conceived, co-devised and performed by Tamsin Shasha in collaboration with Helen Tennison (co-deviser and director).
Having just completed the first stage of Arts Council funded research and development the project previewed at The Lowry in Salford on July 7th 2023 further to a devising period in Brighton and tech sharing at Fusebox.
The project is autobiographical and based on the writer’s own experience of her son’s autism diagnosis, his obsession with gaming and the relationship between the two.
Working with digital pioneers BRiGHTBLACK and video mapping specialist Giles Thacker the project offers a highly visual, inventive and compelling intergenerational narrative, exploring themes of difference, fear, obsession and understanding. Featuring video projection, animation and interactive gaming, the play navigates the mother’s journey of understanding her son’s diagnosis and the fundamental role that the virtual world plays in his life.
As mother and son navigate the world around them they discover that fighting monsters together is better than battling alone!
You can support this project via its CROWDFUNDING page