The Autism Monologues

Written by:

Christine Rodriguez

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

Black

Cast Size:
27

Roles For:

  • People of Colour: 3
  • People with Disabilities: 12

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Autism
Bullying
Diversity
Inclusion
Parenthood

Length:

60 min.

Year Written:

2018

Synopsis:

Experience a theatrical journey of discovery in The Autism Monologues, that interweaves stories told from the perspective of autistic people, their family members, advocates, and hinderers.

Characters:

Dr. Wilde: psychologist, 30 – 40

Alice: a mom, 30 – 40

Smitty and Joe: children, 10-12

Kathy: Black woman, 30

Police officer: man or woman, 40

Anne: child, 4

Riley: man, 40

Spencer: teenage boy, 15

Ahmed: Somali-Canadian boy, 10

School director Salvetti: man or woman, 50

John: man, 40

Kim (Letter reader): man or woman, 40

Agnes: woman, 35

Jacqueline: woman, 50

Jimmy: man, 20

Mrs. Rempel: woman, 70

Imran: mixed-race boy, 12

Sarah: Jewish woman, 30 – 40

Karl: boy, 9

Merle: man or woman, 50

Evan: teen-aged boy, 15

Geneviève: woman, 50

Linda: woman, 50

Bobby: adult, 25

Suzie: girl, 15

Stewart: man, 50

Billy: boy, 7

Person 1 -5: people.

First Produced:

Montreal Fringe Festival, June 2018

Resources:

The Autism Monologues is available through the Canadian Play Outlet.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Some roles have no gender assigned, therefore the role can be played by cisgender or
transgender actor… there must be at least one actor of afro-descent in the cast and one
person diagnosed with autism in the cast. We encourage autistic actors to be assigned
roles of characters who are not autistic and actors who are not autistic to be assigned roles
of characters who are autistic so that there is no segregation or labels between the actors
who are autistic and those who aren’t.