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Guerilla Aspies | View Performers Biography

Spoken Word

Venue:Bar 50, Within SafeStay Edinburgh Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street Edinburgh EH1 1NE
Phone: 0131 524 1989
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Alcove
AUG 5-16 at 13:00 (60 min)
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FIVE STAR ***** and FOUR STAR **** REVIEW ON BRIGHTON FRINGE. FOUR **** STAR REVIEW IN EDINBURGH LAST YEAR (but the stars have vanished from the review!!! It's a plot). The worlds only 100% autistic theatre company returns for a 13 day run of a genre that for some, is not supposed to exist.

The true voices of autistic people 'in the closet' and late diagnosis. People who have spent their lives out and surviving in a world meant for a different human species. Funny, moving and unique to the Stealth Aspies.

We are a genre of Neurodiverse Self Advocacy that is neither disability nor mental illness. Although those things can affect many of our lives, this show allows a race and a kind of humanity previously without identity save being eccentrics, outsiders and 'dysfunctional' to speak. Will you listen?

Sarah Saeed, Alain English, Janine Booth and Paul Wady. Actors, mothers, poets, writers, married (to another autistic person), trade unionists and one of us the Labour parties Neurodiversity manifesto co author and sole originator. Some young and old. We are the spectrum.

Experience poetry, humour and ups and downs of true life in the raw for autistic adults.

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May 25, 2018  VOICE MAG Brighton
Stealth Aspies: Autistic people speak out.
Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak Out
by Sarah Hobden

Four brave adults stand for those who were afraid to.

Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak Out

Returning back to Werks Central, I was particularly excited to see this show. The name had caught my attention, but it also tackles a subject close to my heart as someone with autism.

Upon entering Studio 2, I noticed that the stage was occupied with the following: four actors, four chairs, a table with books & sealed CD’s on it, a clipboard, a microphone, and some corner speakers providing audio. The books & CDs were later sold as merchandise sales after the show.

The Stealth Aspies Company is the world’s first performance collective, and this show was comprised of Janine Booth, Alain English, Sarah Saeed and Paul Wady. Together, they told us the personal stories of autistic people, and how they received their diagnosis, how they lived their lives and how they eventually stopped pretending to be normal. Then the actors themselves shared their story.

The show provided humorous moments, poetry and spoken word that opened a window to these people’s lives.

To me, experiencing the show was a breath of fresh air, to know that I’m not alone in this world - that there are others out there like me. One of my personal goals is to raise awareness of my gift - and the actors here contributed to that goal. The audience was mostly quiet throughout the whole thing, but it was a good thing - that meant the audience listened and understood. Also, the stories and poems were told not just with speech, but with body language as well - further showing what life is like for those with the gift.

Overall, this was a great show to end my Fringe year and I recommend it to those who wish to understand more about my special gift. Click Here

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