Panel Discussion, Edinburgh: ‘Autism in the Spotlight: opportunities for autistic people on and off the stage’

Thursday 27th August 2015, 6-7.30pm

50 George Square (Project Room 1.06), Edinburgh

SARG and Access All Areas Theatre Company present a panel discussion: ‘Autism in the Spotlight: opportunities for autistic people on and off the stage’

Access All Areas Theatre Company have an exciting new one-man show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe: in ‘The Misfit Analysis’, Cian Binchy uses multimedia, video and performance poetry to explore and to challenge preconceptions of what it means to be autistic.

Performer Cian and artistic director Nick Llewellyn will join SARG organisers Sue Fletcher-Watson and Katie Cebula (University of Edinburgh) for a discussion exploring current themes in research and practice around the performing arts and autism: ‘theory of mind’ and story-telling in autism; accessibility in the performing arts; and the role of ‘relaxed performance’ for autistic children and adults. A segment of Misfit Analysis will also be shown.

Tickets for this panel discussion are free, but places are limited and must be booked in advance by emailingĀ info@accessallareastheatre.org.

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