A dance of discovery. A brain in motion. A life on the spectrum.
Is It Thursday Yet? is a stunning tapestry of dance, live music and home video footage that invites you into the unique complexities of dancer and choreographer Jenn Freeman’s life following her Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis at age 33. Since then, she has navigated an endless sea of epiphanies, examining childhood memories through this new lens.
Scored with original live music from composer and vocalist Holland Andrews with a set by Rachel Hauck (Tony Award® winner, Hadestown), this engrossing new work is co-created and co-choreographed by Freeman and the electrifying Sonya Tayeh (Tony Award winner, Moulin Rouge!) on as Director.
A PAC NYC Commission.
Learn more about Jenn’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and how it informed the creation of this uplifting, dance-theatre production in its World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse before coming to PAC NYC. Read the San Diego Tribune feature
Additional production support for Is It Thursday Yet? is provided by the Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Photo of Jenn Freeman by Mike Esperanza.
Rachel Hauck – Scenic Design
Márion Talán de la Rosa – Costume Design
Cha See – Lighting Design
Melanie Chen Cole – Sound Design
Joseph DiGiovanna – Media and Projection Design
Is It Thursday Yet? co-creators and co-choreographers, Jenn Freeman and Sonya Tayeh, discuss the inspiration, themes and creative process behind this electrifying new work.
Jenn Freeman (co-creator, co-choreographer and performer of Is It Thursday Yet?) joins Holland Andrews (composer and performer of the production’s original live music), and Price McGuffey (percussionist and performer) for an inside look at the creation of this stunning tapestry of dance, live music, and home video footage.
This production contains loud sounds, some flashing lights, and moments of darkness.
A moving, cathartic journey of the mind. Is It Thursday Yet? is a testament to the liberating and life-affirming power of dance.
—The San Diego Union-Tribune
A collaboration between two badass choreographers at the shiny new Perelman Performing Arts Center.
—New York Magazine
Holland Andrews (they/them) is an American vocalist, composer, and performance artist whose work focuses on the abstraction of operatic and extended-technique voice to build soundscapes encompassing both catharsis and dissonance.
Price McGuffey is a multi-disciplinary percussionist based in NYC working in live and studio applications as an instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and educator. He has studied and worked with artists such as Ndugu Chancler, Don Braden, Wycliffe Gordon, Alan Broadbent, Amina Figarova, Ben Sollee, Carly Johnson, Jenn Freeman, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet and holds over 20 years of performance experience.
Sonya Tayeh (she/her) is a New York City-based Tony Award-winning choreographer and director. Since paving her professional career, her work has been characterized as a blend of powerful versatility and theatrical range.