Flute Theatre will celebrate World Autism Awareness Week with five days of online international performances, in countries including India, the USA, Spain, Peru and the UK, with autistic individuals and their families around the world.
These adapted performances have been created in response to Covid-19, alleviating anxieties and offering unique opportunities for artistic participation during the increased loneliness caused by the pandemic. Since March 2020 and the onset of the pandemic, Flute Theatre have made over 700 online performances for one autistic individual at a time.
Each day Flute Theatre will be dedicated to celebrating the autistic individuals and their families that they work with in each country. They will perform their online A Midsummer Night’s Dream with one autistic individual, which audiences can watch as a silent observer. Immediately after the performance observers are invited to take part in an Open House Session where families from around the world can share their experience, strength and hope for a better world for the international autistic community.
Flute Theatre World Autism Awareness Week Celebrations 2021
Monday 29th March – performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in India
Tuesday 30th March – performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the UK
Wednesday 31st March – performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the USA
Thursday 1 April – performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Barcelona, Spain
Friday April 2nd 2021 (World Autism Awareness Day) performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and launch The Tempest Project with Teatro La Plaza in Lima, Peru.
To book visit https://flutetheatre.co.uk/latest-news/
Kelly Hunter MBE, Artistic Director of Flute Theatre said: “Since the pandemic began a year ago we have adapted our unique productions of Shakespeare for autistic individuals to be accessible online. We have given over 700 online performances and created a worldwide community of individuals and families who we may not have otherwise met. Our ambition for this week is to bring these families together to consolidate a community network of strength and hope allowing this marginalised population to feel connected, known and loved. As we emerge from the pandemic, no-one should return to the isolationism and bigotry that has been shown so clearly to besiege autistic people. We are using theatre to bring about social change that can empower the autistic community to feel resilient and respected.”