Presented by Marianne Dissard
The path to wellbeing for people with addictive tendencies? Connections.
Not Me is adapted from Marianne Dissard’s deeply-engaging and fearless 2019 memoir of trauma and the life of a disordered touring musician. Not your typical recovery memoir – by far – it is a stunning and searing tale from an eccentric musician and artistic powerhouse turned into a beautiful and deeply affecting piece of live performance.
The play flawlessly weaves Dissard’s music (Tucson desert rock-meets-Chanson) with excerpts from the book and videos by Dissard and collaborator Julia Alcamo, and showcases performance skills honed by ten+ years on worldwide stages.
“An eccentric character who releases very fine and wonderful records, in fact so eccentric she once toured the French Pyrénées on foot with a donkey”. Marc Riley BBC6
“Often improbably funny, too, Not Me is without doubt one of the best books I’ve read this year.” Andrew Smith (Moondust and Totally Wired)
Marianne Dissard is a French-American singer, performer, author, and filmmaker. She is based in Ramsgate, Kent. Her critically-acclaimed desert noir music was recorded and toured worldwide with members of Giant Sand and Calexico (producers of her debut album).