We dig into the space dilemma at The New School from the perspectives of Students of Color and displaced Parsons students.
This piece is about the intersection between individuals with autism and performing. I explored how acting can be therapeutic for those with autism. I also followed an example, Samantha Elisofon, of a person living with autism who is talented in music and theater. Samantha was in a movie, Keep the Change, that has gotten a lot of recognition. In the film, non-neurotypical actors play the main roles—the characters they play are neuro-atypical as well. They screened some of the movie at the UN for Autism awareness month and invited Samantha to speak.