Satan Cured My Autism

When Jimmy, a typical autistic guy, is mysteriously duplicated, he must reconcile the two halves of his self – the side that wants to fit in, and the side that wants to be freaky.

  • Jackson Mark Tucker-Meyer
  • Jackson Mark Tucker-Meyer
  • Jackson Mark Tucker-Meyer
  • Jackson Mark Tucker-Meyer
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    20 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2022
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    419 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Jackson Mark Tucker-Meyer

Jackson Tucker-Meyer (he/they) is a neurodivergent theatre artist and filmmaker who makes work that is weird for weirdness' sake, determinedly anti-conventional, and shamelessly wackadoo. Jackson's film Satan Cured My Autism won Best Mockumentary at the Museum of the Moving Image's inaugural Marvels of Media Awards in 2022. Jackson's play Banana Guy and Banana Girl with Banana Dreamz in a Krazy World was part of Roundabout Theatre Company's inaugural Reverb Theatre Arts Festival.

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Director Statement

I am a fabulously autistic writer who seeks to encourage empathy through the embrace of the eccentric, the extravagant, the extreme, the experimental, and the extraordinary.

I write the works I wish I could have experienced when I was younger: seriously goofy and gleefully outrageous, reveling in juxtaposition and contradiction. The clash of the everyday and the absurd feels very natural to me, and I delight in using bizarre scenarios and over-the-top dialogue to send up all manner of arbitrary norms, from social class to gender roles.

I cartwheel past realism (a boringly neuronormative aesthetic) to create worlds where strangeness feels familiar and the ordinary feels unusual, ideally leaving audiences more accepting of difference and otherness.

Basically, I would like to make people’s hearts bigger by making art that is larger than life.