TDFStages: What's it like being on the Autism Spectrum?

Pictured: Michi Barall, Andrew Duff, Brian Hastert Photo by: Joan Marcus © 2017

Pictured: Michi Barall, Andrew Duff, Brian Hastert
Photo by: Joan Marcus © 2017

"Of the many breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs featured in Uncommon SenseTectonic Theater Project's new play about people on the autism spectrum, cast member Andrew Duff's favorite scene involves "Noodle Night." Dan, who's on the spectrum, invites Sarah, who has no official diagnosis, to dinner, but when he has trouble using his fork, she tosses hers away and they both dig in with their hands, feeding each other, getting wildly playful, and ending up in a kiss. 'It's a moment of connecting and understanding without a need for words,' says Duff. 'They accept each other for the way they are.'"  - Jonathan Mandell

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