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  • What I (Don’t) Know About Autism programme notes, tour February 2020

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    Sandra is looking for love. Gordon is seeking acceptance. Simon just wants these parents to stop talking for two minutes so he can get on with teaching their kids.

    And Casper?

    Casper is not here.

    What I (Don’t) Know About Autism takes the audience on a highly theatrical journey. Performed by a cast of autistic and non-autistic actors, it is a sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking look at the world of autism. The play mixes narrative, song, dance and direct address to explore this contentious and often misunderstood subject matter.

    Inspired by the writer’s own experiences with autism, the play celebrates autistic identity whilst offering deeper insight and understanding to non-autistic audiences.

    A sometimes comic, sometimes heart-breaking journey into the world of autism.

    All performances will be relaxed performances. This means there will be a relaxed approach to noise during the show and audience members are free to move about or leave the auditorium as they need.

    Funded by the Arts Council and Wicklow County Council with the support of The Everyman, the Abbey Theatre, Mermaid Arts Centre, AsIAm, Fishamble New Play Company, Rough Magic Theatre Company, KCAT and Triple A Wicklow.

    Tour Dates:

    Abbey Theatre (Peacock Stage): Saturday 1st – Saturday 8th February
    Cork, The Everyman: Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th February
    Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre: Saturday 15th February

    A Jody O’Neill and Abbey Theatre co-production, in association with The Everyman and Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre.