THE FIFTH YEAR OF MY WORLD UNIQUE SHOW. NEW SLIDES, NEW INSIGHTS FROM THE GLOBAL AUTISTIC ADVOCACY UNDERGROUND. SAME OLD OBSESSIONS. ENDORSED BY LOTS OF AUTISTIC PEOPLE TO THIS DAY. :)
My show is unique. Via PowerPoint and humour I turn audiences neuroatypical, or autistic. See things through our eyes. 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 saw premier of the Stealth Aspies company which now has Arts Council funding. Poems, stories and ensemble piece devised from survey responses. Autistic people speak through autistic people, and I still wonder if the world is ready?
I am a 55 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 Guerilla Aspies book, December 2014. I brought the show of the book to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, and have returned again 2016, 2017 and 2018. 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 really well.
The Guerilla Aspies book is available on Kindle as well as on Ebay (DharmaLover Paul Wady) and Amazon as hard copy.