The Revealing

December 6, 2018 After rehearsal tonight, the director had everyone sit on stage so he could discuss things about the musical. As he was talking, an assistant handed the actors a piece of paper. The director said the paper contained information concerning the sensory friendly show they would be performing. He briefly explained that sensory … Continue reading The Revealing

The Callback

Callbacks were scheduled the day after his audition, and Atticus couldn't wait to return to the studio. I reminded him that he isn't guarenteed a part in the musical. He experienced the sting of rejection a few months earlier when he didn't land the job for a commercial callback he was hoping would pan out, … Continue reading The Callback

The Audition

"I want to audition for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical!" He announced. It was a late summer evening, and a mailing announcing a local theatre company's line-up for the 2018-2019 season just arrived. I heard him talking, but I paid his words little attention. The hot summer months slowly faded to cool fall … Continue reading The Audition

Value

Tonight, Atticus declared, "I wish I wasn't autistic." I chose to reply truthfully: "So do I." "It's sad, isn't it? It's heartwarming." "You mean heartbreaking?" I asked. "Yes, heartbreaking," he replied. "But the good news is I can communicate. There are lots of people out there who can't communicate. Not even when they're twenty years … Continue reading Value