Nicky Priest, 12 January 2016

Ding ding! Round 3 of my sessions from the D & D 11 convention!

The last of my 3 sessions, this one relating to said report title (cliché saying that I

know…), with people who attended the session writing down what they think can be

done, the answers that were written down on the notes by them are as follows (like

before), brace yourselves for more “We can”s… again…:

- We can try to get an Autistic actor/play-writer, ask him/her to come up with an

idea/ideas for a play centred around Autism, the decide which is best, ask him/her to

write a script, and then get it finalised, then ask theatres to showcase the play, and

have the performers be either Autistic people or relatives of Autistic people. (1. The

play needs to be a type of play that can be easy for Autistic people to process as they

may be amongst both the performers & the audience. 2. This play can be used to

show that Autistic people do have emotion, especially as the cast would be

emotionally invested in the characters.

- We can have a street theatre piece (cast could be either Autistic people or relatives

of Autistic people), and have the audience interact (asking questions, giving

compliments, pointing things out, etc) with the cast whilst they are in character as

Autistic people.

- We can utilise mask work, it would work very well, as the Autistic people taking part

would not speak, but instead use physical theatre to communicate, this would prove to

be a very good method of acting training.

- We can utilise structure & predicability, as they are both very vital in making

rehearsals for plays involving Autistic people feel more comfortable with performing as

they don't have to process as much information, thus making the rehearsal more

enjoyable & productive.


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