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Shakespeare and Autism

Shakespeare and Autism

Kelly Hunter, a leading actress with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has developed strategies in the UK for using Shakespeare to break through the communicative walls of autism. She launched the “Shakespeare and Autism” pilot project during a week in residence in Columbus in February 2012. Kelly joined forces with the Nisonger Center, a team of Ohio State theatre students and children with autism in a series of weekly workshops that will run through May 20. The project will culminate in a performance event where children and theatre students will showcase their work together.

by Kelly Hunter - Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 ~ 6:00 -8:00 pm
The Ohio State University - Thompson Library 11th floor

6:00 - 6:30 PM    Reception: Hors d'oeuvres and beverages

6:30 - 7:15 PM    Shakespeare and Autism followed by questions from the audience

7:15 - 8:00 PM    Mingling

RSVP by Friday, May 11, 2012:
Email Matt Grover at Matthew.Grover@osumc.edu or 685-3195

Click here for a printable invitation

Sponsored by Ohio State’s OSU/Royal Shakespeare Company Program, the Nisonger Center and the Department of Theatre

Related links:
Ohio State and the Royal Shakespeare Company
Department of Theatre
"Shakespeare and Autism" pilot project
Shakespeare and Autism Project Receives 2012 Engagement Impact Grant

Date Posted: 
Monday, April 16, 2012
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