Navigating a new style: towards autistic theatre

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Navigating a new style: towards autistic theatre

When Queer and feminist theatres started to emerge, some were (and some continue to be) deliberate in avoiding the arguably conservative confines of realism. For some, realism reflected and reinforced dominant cultural norms, prescribing a ‘normal’ and killing off or demoralising anyone who didn’t ascribe to this.

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What is Aphantasia?

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What is Aphantasia?

Alexithymia is proud to have a neurodiverse cast and creative team! We chatted to two cast members Keagan Vaskess (playing Blue) and Emma Hoy (playing Yellow) about their experience with Aphantasia - a condition where one does not possess a functioning mind's eye and cannot visualise imagery. They talk about how it affects their life and how it's impacted their professional careers.

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How did the writing of Alexithymia happen?

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How did the writing of Alexithymia happen?

Alexithymia is a fracturing experience. You have to work in order to make connections. Without that work, your mind becomes occupied by other topics that are massively fulfilling, but can make engaging with life emotionally and socially somewhat fraught.

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Alexithymia: Why This and Why Now?

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Alexithymia: Why This and Why Now?

So, we launched! After keeping a secret since, well, longer than I’ve been able to keep a secret for before, Alexithymia will be opening the 2017 Poppyseed Theatre Festival. Drinks have been drunk, songs sung, at least one person has already won a free ticket for screaming at the audience. All that is left to do now is to make this thing happen...

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Nude and being nude

This one is about the nudity in the show, nudity in our society, #GetNakedForNude and why the Herald Sun and the Age aren't interested...

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