Tue, 01/19/2010 - 9:00pm

Credit: Livestock

In this play Damien Atkins' addresses autism through his 13-year-old autistic character, Lucy, and her family.

In a thought-provoking new play, 13-year-old Lucy, who suffers from autism, moves in with her estranged, misanthropic mother. Having lived her entire life with her father, Lucy, as well as her mom, struggle with all the difficulties of such an arrangement. Starring Lucy DeVito, Roxanne Hart, Geoffrey Lower, Sarah Rafferty, and Raphael Sbarge. Written by Damien Atkins and directed by Michael Hackett, the program includes an interview with UCLA autism expert Dr. Daniel Geschwind.

As part of its annual Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series, WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies are pleased to present Lucy, airing Tuesday, January 19 at 9 p.m. on AM1370/FM-HD91.5-2.

Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies, is a week-long outreach initiative designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with disabilities. At the heart of this initiative is programming broadcast on WXXI-TV and AM 1370 that celebrates the amazing lives of people with disabilities. Dialogue on Disability runs January 18-24. Dialogue on Disability is made possible thanks to support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.


Lucy- Autism

I found this to be an incredibly moving production delivering insight into the disconnect between the inner workings of a person with autism and the external world. I highly recommend listening to this piece for anyone who has any interest in autism. I want to share this with my friends.