Day: February 3, 2018

Interview With Mickey Rowe: A Leader In Autism Representation On Stage

This fall, Mickey Rowe was the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone, the autistic main character, in the Tony Award-winning play The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at the Indiana Repertory Theater and Syracuse Stage. Here, he talks with The Theatre Times about his experiences after the show’s conclusion and what’s next for the play. What changed for you (or not) as an actor identifying as having an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in terms of how directors and casting directors might now think of you? What have you either encountered past The Curious Incident Of The...

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“My Mum’s A Twat” at The Royal Court

What a brilliant title! Yes, this one must be up there with the likes of Jim Cartwright’s I Licked A Slag’s Deodorant or Alan Bennett’s Kafka’s Dick. Not to mention Shopping And Fucking or The Vagina Monologues. So I was quite determined to enjoy My Mum’s A Twat, Anoushka Warden’s debut play, and the playwright—whose day job is Head of Press and Publicity at this venue—has made that very easy for me. This female monologue is so nimble and lively, so brightly written and humorous, that I was well entertained for every one of its 80 minutes. What a great way to start the year! Billed...

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“Iyov” Premieres At The Prototype Festival

When a show begins I find it difficult for me to be present. Almost, as if, I’m like entertain me, peasants! Iyov, the Hebrew word for Job, described as an opera-requiem, played four shows at HERE Arts Center. I admit I was not engaged, but then the lights turned red, and the sounds got louder, it grated my ears. Actually, not just my ears, but the two audience members in front of me also covered their ears during that loudness that resembled nails scratching on a chalkboard or the screams of the dead in the underworld? It was actually traumatic....

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