Uncommon Sense to Make New York Premiere With Tectonic Theater Project
The multimedia production explores the lives of people on the autism spectrum.
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will present the New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project's production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moisés Kaufman, Uncommon Sense will run for five weeks, October 25-November 26, at the Sheen Center's Loreto Theatre.
Inspired by true stories of people living on the spectrum, Uncommon Sense delves into the mysteries of the brain. The multimedia production weaves together the four personal journeys of Dan, Jess, Moose, and Lali — as well as their families and friends — as it reveals our universal challenges with "difference," our desire to connect, and the lengths to which we go for the people we love.
The shows on November 11 at 2pm and November 19 at 3pm will be "relaxed" performances, intended to attract and accommodate individuals who may not be able to comply with traditional theater etiquette. At these performances, all noises, movements, and behaviors are welcomed and supported.
Additionally, there are slight modifications to technical elements, such as light and sound, to make the performance more comfortable for individuals with sensory sensitivities. In advance of relaxed performances, preparatory materials such as an Uncommon Sense social narrative and character guide will be made available to those attending.
Casting, creative team, and official opening date will be announced at a later time.