God’s Middle Name

Written by:

Jennifer Overton

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • People with Disabilities: 1
  • Women: 2

Genre:

Biography
Documentary

Themes:

Autism
Love
Parenthood

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

2010

Synopsis:

God’s Middle Name is a mother’s journey through the uncharted territory of raising a child with autism. Employing episodic scenes and theatrical flights of fancy, the story provides a great deal of humour, both in the mother’s own approach to parenting, and in the child’s perception of the world around him. The play takes an honest look at the challenges and joys of raising an autistic child.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Jennifer / Nicholas / David

First Produced:

2006 On The Waterfront Festival at Eastern Front Theatre, Halifax

Resources:

God’s Middle Name is available through the CPO Website.

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Notes:

Robert G. Merritt Award for Outstanding New Play, Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks Award Short-Listed

Based on Overton’s book Snapshots of Autism: A Family Album