UPDATE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions and demand, a second performance of Echolalia has been added at 8:30pm on Thursday 21st October. This performance will not be interpreted into NZSL. Tickets on sale now.
A young woman on the autistic spectrum prepares for a much-needed job interview and society’s social norms are put under the spotlight in this mesmerizing clown theatre and dance show by Jen McArthur. Inspired by the different perspectives, struggles and joys of autistic children she worked with and her own recent journey to self-diagnosis, McArthur’s delightful character Echo doesn’t register social niceties, yet wants to be part of the world.
Echolalia is “a genuinely comic yet heartwarming piece of gentle brilliance. Five stars. ” - Edinburgh Guide
Audience members with hearing sensitivity please bring ear protectors for the sound of a dust buster/ vacuum cleaner being used. We will indicate this before it will be started in the performance.
Echolalia will be performed with an NZSL interpreter.
Created & Performed by Jen McArthur.
A celebration of solo performance, TAHI is a five-day Festival 19-23 October at BATS Theatre dedicated to showcasing the finest and most engaging solo theatre from all around Aotearoa.
19-23 October 2021 | BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington
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