This project investigates representations of autism and autistic experiences in contemporary drama. The project consists of researching and analyzing these stereotypical and often problematic representations as well as writing a selection of
original plays featuring autistic characters that are designed to show more three dimensional and authentic autistic characters and experiences. “Pigeonholed: Autistic Representation in Drama” provides me with a foundation for continuing this work in the future as I aim to create meaningful representation of marginalized communities.
English & Theater
Meghan Brodie & Kara McShane