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Lincoln Center to Produce Theater Festival for Autistic Audience

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May 08, 2017

Designed to cater to children on the autism spectrum, Lincoln Center’s new Big Umbrella Festival will tailor experiences to young people who are not always able to enjoy the loud bangs, bright colors, and dramatic plot twists found in traditional theater.

According to a NY Times article, “The festival will include the return of ‘Up and Away,’ a production by the Trusty Sidekick Theater Company that had a sold-out run at Lincoln Center in 2015. Set in hot air balloons, the show allowed its young audience to both interact directly with the cast and step outside if they felt overwhelmed.”

Alongside the theater productions, the festival will also hold a symposium to discuss how theater in general can better serve autistic people.

Big Umbrella Festival will take place in April 2018. You can learn more about at Lincoln Center’s website.

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