Saturday, March 1, 2014

Help Make It Possible For @WildRumpusProd To Launch Their #Autism Play "Straight On 'Til Morning And Reach Everyone!

I am excited to share the following Press Release with you! You will understand why once you have had the opportunity to read it. Please #share it with everyone you know in an effort to get the word out. Thank you for your help! ~Lorrie

Philip Dallmann                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wild Rumpus Productions

Wild Rumpus Launches Campaign to Fund New Play about Boy with Autism
Will also be presenting 4 autism-friendly performances of the production

New York, NY: March 1st, Wild Rumpus Productions, an arts company devoted to storytelling and accessibility, launched their funding campaign for the new play Straight On ‘Til Morning on Straight On ‘Til Morning is a play about a boy with autism and his journey to Neverland. Wild Rumpus is endeavoring to have 4 autism-friendly performances of the play this fall.

Philip Dallmann, who by day is the Autism Theatre Initiative Coordinator at TDF and by night is the Artistic Director of Wild Rumpus and playwright of Straight On ‘TIl Morning says of the production, “This play will not only be accessible to the autism community but also be filled with relatable characters. Having spent time in an autism classroom and working with these kids I am striving to give them the same opportunities I had growing up going to the theatre and seeing characters I could relate to.”

To provide the fullest production possible Wild Rumpus has hired Lee Kasper to direct, who was the asst. director for "Harvey" featuring Jim Parsons and "The Performers" featuring Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson. To create the autism-friendly performances Wild Rumpus will:

  •      Have no sounds exceeding 90 decibels
  •      No strobe lights
  •      House lights will remain at half
  •      Quiet & Activity areas will be in the lobby for anyone who needs a break
  •      A volunteer staffed with autism professionals

WildRumpus Productions is where great stories are given life-- where the journey is fused with a spirit for adventure.  Pursuing ways to revitalize the classics and cultivate new work, we seek to invigorate, animate, inspire and embolden our audiences with the stories we tell.

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