By MFA Actors
Directed by Maureen Ryan
November 13 at 7:30 pm
November 14 at 7:30 pm
November 15 at 3:00 pm* and 7:30 pm
November 16 at 3:00 pm
November 18 at 7:30 pm
November 19 at 7:30 pm
November 20 at 7:30 pm
November 21 at 7:30 pm
November 23 at 3:00 pm**
This new work, devised by the actors of the OSU Master of Fine Arts in Acting program, explores the journey of a young girl named Callie. Callie is thirteen years old, a bit of a tomboy, and obsessed with superheroes. She is also a child with autism. This show explores her challenges and triumphs in connecting with those around her, as well as the rich inner world that she has created.
The nine actors of the MFA Acting cohort have been working since January to create this piece, inspired by their experience working with the Hunter Heartbeat Method, which uses Shakespeare to reach children on the autism spectrum. The actors have been actively engaged in workshops with children on the spectrum using Hunter's method. The Hunter Heartbeat Method, created by Kelly Hunter, is the subject of a longitudinal research study conducted by The Ohio State Department of Theatre and The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, exploring the ability of the work to affect change to the core features of autism.
*AfterWords: A Post Performance Discussion
Saturday, Nov. 15 4:30 pm
[immediately following the 3:00 performance]
Join Kelly Hunter, Marc Tasse (Nisonger Center), Amy Hess (Autism Treatment Network), Mo Ryan, Robin Post, and the cast of In Here Out There for discussion that centers on our Shakespeare and Autism Research Project.
** Our sensory friendly performance on Sunday, November 23 will provide audiences with special needs with the following: Lights in the house (audience) will be raised by 50%, loud or sudden sounds will be diminished or eliminated, strobes will be eliminated and severe lighting will be tempered. Seating will be general admission and there will be room in the audience to move around as necessary. The performers and space will accommodate a more lively audience who may need to move about, come and go from the performance, or make sound during the performance.
If you would like the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the space, prior to the performance, please email Robin Root at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to do so.