Dreaming in Autism

Written by:

Christine Rodriguez

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 2
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Autism
Family
Parenthood

Length:

50 min.

Year Written:

2014

Synopsis:

“A mother who has high hopes for her baby boy soon learns that he has autism. She’s forced not only to deal with the disappointment and challenges but also to take on the struggle to help her son thrive and become socially accepted. Sad, funny, but mostly full of love.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Christine: The mother of a boy with autism.

Imtiyaz (imaginary): A child with mild autism.

Nancy (on video): A mom, 30-40.

Raju (imaginary): Christine’s husband. Imtiyaz’s dad.

Voice (imaginary): A woman’s voice on an automated voice mail system.

The Suit: A suit. Christine’s former self.

First Produced:

Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, Winnipeg, MB, 2013

Resources:

Dreaming in Autism is available through the CPO Website.

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