The Miracle Project — Not Acting Normal

Carrie Lobman reports on meeting The Miracle Project

The Miracle Project performs “The Genius Club”

Last night I saw a funny, touching and creative piece of theater called A Brief History of All Things performed by the Miracle Project Players, a theater group made up of children and teens with autism, special needs, learning disabilities, and their siblings….[their] devised musical theatre production began with a meeting of the Genius Club…. As a developmentalist I appreciated the ways the kids were able to be who they are—they stared off into space, they spoke under their breath — and at the same time they were able to perform as other than who they are…At times I could literally see them choosing to support the play, rather than to just do what they “normally” do….

The Miracle Project is headed by Aaron Feinstein in NYC, was founded by Elaine Hall in California, and was featured in the HBO documentary Autism the Musical.  READ MORE

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About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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