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Narin Ozenci - The Wild Woman - Wandsworth Fringe Interview

In a series of interviews, we are chatting to artists involved with the 2024 Wandsworth Fringe. The Fringe Festival runs from 7th until 23rd June. 

In this interview, we chat with Narin Ozenci about The Wild Woman which runs at the Arches at St Mary's Church on 18th and 19th June.

Where did your arts career begin?
It began at Aberystwyth University whilst I was studying Performance with Film & TV. I discovered a comedy performance art group called Ridiculousmus. I was fascinated by their made-up rule for how they devised their shows. The acronym for their rules is ARSEFLOP.

What can you tell me about your show?
This show is a love letter to my own struggles of coming to terms with being autistic, trying to make sense and cope with the world around me. The show is still developing and turning into a magnificent beast and I am inviting all brains to come and watch. Follow my alter ego Narin Oz as she ventures off into the surreal world of her unfinished show falling into plot holes. Watch her futile attempts of pulling herself out of them, info dump, play with her sensory overload and melt downs not wanting to be the wild woman in progress.

Where did the idea for the show come from?
I wanted to share how a neurodiverse mind works and I have my own unique way of devising a show. I realised a lot of our reality is shaped by the stories we tell ourselves in our heads, interpretations of happenings in our lives that may be just be a discombobulating illusion in our minds. A lot of the things we tell ourselves is a load of nonsense and so I wanted to celebrate being free living in a nonsensical world on stage.

How do you prepare for a performance?
Vocal warm up, jigging to Ayahuasca Icaros and meditation, finding ways to feel ridiculous so that I have stupid playful energy when I perform.

What is the message of your show?
Get out of your head, quit the stories and be free to be your authentic self.

If you were a biscuit, what would you be and why?
I'd rather be a Chocolate Fudge Brownie thank you. Biscuits are boring. If I had to be a biscuit I’d be a chocolate Bourbon because each bite is a crunchy celebration of creaminess. I can actually fit 15 of them in my mouth.

Can you describe the show in three words?
Funny, unconventional and surreal

When can people see the show and follow the journey beyond?
Follow me on instagram: @narinofoz

The Wild Woman Show Opens at The Arches At St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 18th June until the Wednesday 19th June. 21:00-22:00.

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