My show is unique. Via PowerPoint and humour, I turn audiences neurodiverse or autistic. Then we explore how the world looks to our kind. The show is interactive and audience participatory and has always been well received by autistic people and those sadly afflicted with its absence. It is also very funny.
2017 will see the premier of Stealth Aspies. An ensemble piece devised from survey responses. Neither disabled nor disordered, autistic people will speak through us and I wonder if the world is ready?
I am a 53 year old diagnosed autistic adult, who has worked for the National Autistic Society since 2006. I originally come from Liverpool and have substantial experience of theatre performance. Lots of shows and fun. I am married to another aspie and published my book, December 2014. I brought the Guerilla Aspies show of the book to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, and returned again for a 3 week run in 2016. Loved it.
I have also performed it in Dublin, London, and specialist venues such as the Henshaws college in Harrowgate and St. Andrews Healthcare, Nottingham (a secure unit. My kind of gig) as well as Newcastle and Nottingham for the National Autistic Society. I performed at the Swindon and Brighton fringes in 2016. I performed twice for the Assist Charity in Brighton, latterly in the DukeBox theatre. We even had a fringe event to the XI European Autism Congress only a few weeks after the Edinburgh festival 2016, at which I returned to play the show to an audience of my peers in the Voodoo Rooms that september.
Here are films of the show on the 2015 and 2016 fringes.
This film of my address to the 2104 Excel centre autism show introduces my neurodiversity agenda well.
The Guerilla Aspies book is available on Kindle as well as on Ebay (DharmaLover Paul Wady) and Amazon as hard copy.