Updating Aspie Works: Plays and Other Events

We have been away for a while, but activity with Aspie Works is picking up!  This update provides the latest on company plays and other related events involving Aspie Works personalities.

Company founder Justin Rielly will present a new original project, A Different Normal, for the MuCCC Fest set to take place in June.  The one-act drama follows a group of young adults with Asperger’s syndrome, as they have their regular monthly meeting.  When a young woman who is forced to attend the meeting recognizes one of her co-workers, chaos and revelations occur.  The date and casting have not been confirmed.

Aspie Works’ planned production of Wallace Shawn’s one-person drama The Fever is still set for the Rochester Fringe Festival; the date and venue remain TBA.  Rielly will also take part in another Fringe event, the historical news show You Are Where.  This project is produced and directed by famed Rochester theater artist Don Bartalo, with Rielly joining an ensemble of acclaimed writers including David Henderson (Method Machine), Spencer Christiano (The Rochester Plays) and Kate Royal (The Weekends).  Christiano and Royal are Aspie Works veterans, with the former starring in Rielly’s reading of Come Talk to Me last June and the latter appearing, co-directing & co-producing the Shakespeare project Love in the Style of Will.

On May 5, Rielly will join an ensemble cast of prominent actors & writers for John Borek’s Hamlet, the performance artist’s interpretation of the famed Shakespearean tale about the melancholy Dane.  Writers were asked to take the play’s different scenes, and re-work them for this new version.  Rielly is one of the featured writers, and also signed on to appear as Laertes, the brother of Ophelia and son of Polonius.  John Borek’s Hamlet will be performed on May 5 at 7:30pm at the MuCCC.

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