Humourous and down-to-earth, Cazimi readily talks through her messy family history.
By Alix Kemp
Self-Possession is a conversational ghost story, as Clara Cazimi shares with the audience the story of the time, while taking a break from her “not boyfriend, not not boyfriend,” she found herself in Maine, possessed by a ghost. Humourous and down-to-earth, Cazimi readily talks through her messy family history, her boyfriend’s substance use, and the fateful trip to the coast that finds her and a friend undertaking a DIY exorcism on the seaside.
The production was interrupted by some spooky technical difficulties—voices coming through on the sound system that the audience at first took for an intentional part of the show. Cazimi herself admits that the piece is still a work in progress, and there are definitely some rough edges here to file down. Still, there’s something special about seeing a performer work through new material. Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, this is a compelling and personal story that’s worth hearing.