The Department of Theatre and Dance Commemorates Autism Awareness Month on Stage

Posted on April 27th, 2016 by

DeSENSORized, written, directed & acted by Dan Britt '16

DeSENSORized, written, directed & acted by Dan Britt ’16

“The play’s the thing. Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.” – William Shakespeare

Some disabilities are not visible to the human eye.

April is Autism Awareness Month. What better way to celebrate its conclusion than with an evening of theatre steeped in magical realism with friends, family and significant others?

DeSENSORized takes you on a journey into the metaphorical, yet simultaneously literal mind of Dan Berrit, a complex young playwright with Aspergers Syndrome determined to find his single most important work and share it with the world. As Dan travels back in time with us, he re-remembers the long lost script he had once written, but also finds himself undergoing an unanticipated process of personal reformation through the interpersonal relationships that he develops.

DeSENSORized is written, directed, and performed by senior theatre honors major Dan Britt ’16 with additional performances from theatre and English major Claire Chwalek ’17 and dance and communication studies major Dana Riebe ’17.

Show dates are Friday, April 29 at 10 PM, Saturday, April 30 at 8 PM, and Sunday, May 1 at 2 PM in the Black Box Theater of the Schafer Fine Arts Building. No tickets are needed. Seating is limited.

Please note: The front row of the audience will be offered bean bag chairs, blankets and stress-relieving sensory toys to hold while watching the performance!

 

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