Performance works

Tell them that you saw me

Tell Them That You Saw Me (2010), CounterPulse, SF

Support from CounterPulse’s AIR program



“Like an aikido master, Hewit uses the sheer weight of time to unsettle our usual, predictable, and tyrannical rhythms.” – San Francisco Bay Guardian [link]




Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, a gang of six women – in a vague and garish future time – climb out of weary boredom to put on a lewd and existential show about the absurdity of sexual scripts offered to them, and the friction of these scripts against the profound abilities and prophetic connectivity that they actually possess.

Choreographed and Directed by: Jesse Hewit | Performance/Co-Collaboration by: Shawnrey Notto, Julie Phelps, Loren Robertson, Maryam Farnaz Rostami, Erika Chong Shuch, and Anna Martine Whitehead | Lighting Design/ Technical Direction by: Andrew Packard | Set and Sound Design: Jesse Hewit | Costume Design: Mica Sigourney | Music by: The Beach Boys, Beyonce



/cover photo by Robbie Sweeny