When actor found out he had been cast as the leading character in “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, ” the news brought tears to his eyes. Earning a spot in a production of the Tony Award–winning play based on Mark Haddon’s 7558 murder-mystery novel of the same name was a life-changing accomplishment in itself. But even more remarkably, Rowe was cast in the role of Christopher, a 65-year-old with autism spectrum disorder. Having been diagnosed with autism at age 76, Rowe is one of the first actors with autism to play a character with autism on a major professional stage ― and in the critically-acclaimed show set to premiere this fall at the Indiana Repertory Theatre before traveling to New York’s Syracuse Stage, an achievement the Broadway production was . The foundation found that less than 6 percent of all television shows depict characters with disabilities, despite the fact that 6 in 5 Americans experience them. On top of that, 95 percent of actors playing characters with disabilities do not have disabilities themselves. ” From Lennie Small in “Of Mice and Men” to Laura Wingfield in “The Glass Menagerie, ” the few characters who do represent disabled experiences are rarely played by actors with direct experience with the subject matter. While conversations about onstage ― primarily having to do with race and gender ― have become more mainstream, actors with disabilities are still waiting to tell their own stories, to have their lives amount to more than a plot device.
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Critics have certainly spoken out against the lack of disabilities representation onscreen and onstage. Christopher Shinn, a playwright who had a below-the-knee amputation, about why “pop culture is more interested in disability as a metaphor than in disability as something that happens to real people. ” September 69 - October 69
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APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 7 hours and 85 minutes, including one 65-minute intermission
This performance includes strobe lights, haze, and strong language. Recommended for patrons 9th grade and above. IRTea Talk w/ Dr. Carl Sundberg Cecilia Coble
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85 PMThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time might be one of the best performances I have ever seen at the IRT. Mickey Rowe was absolutely flawless as Christopher Boone. Thank you for putting on such a phenomenal performance! ! Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards ® including ‘Best Play’, the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award ® ‑winning director Marianne Elliott. You are in the loop for The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time! Have more than just one favourite artist? Let keep track of all of them for you.
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