News: Neuro-Inclusive Musical "Welcome to My World" Premieres May 18
Actionplay, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum and with related conditions equal access to education, arts, and culture, will present the world premiere of its neuro-inclusive musical Welcome to My World on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7 pm and Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2 pm.
Welcome To My World was created by the participants in the Actionaplay's AIMS (Action Improv Musical) program, a 25-week musical theatre devising workshop for teens and adults on the autism spectrum and with related conditions. With direction by Executive Director Aaron Feinstein and musical direction by Artistic Director Gabriel Lit, Welcome To My World follows a teenage autistic girl named Aliza who is visited by an unexpected guest from another planet. The idea of the show and the theme song were created by actor and AIMS participant Natalie Kaiser, and the story and songs were devised by the group and reflect themes that the group deals with on a daily basis.
The cast features Alan Basiev, Adelaide Desole, Patrik Gelbart, Shafer Gootkind, Elijah Goring, Ryan Hanna, Karen Isabelle Hara, Natalie Kaiser, Sandy Karpe, Emily Kendall, Ana Meneses, Josh Miller, Max Moore, Garrett Newman, Georgina Ruiz, Ariella Sandberg, Nick Talcott, Nicholas Tangney, and Emmalee Weinstein.
Performances take place at the Sheen Center Loreto Theater (18 Bleecker Street between Mott and Elizabeth Streets, Manhattan, NYC). Subway access via the 4/5/6 to Bleecker Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway/Lafayette, or N/Q/R/W to Prince Street.