There is a sort of unbounded power within those monologues;
a power that transformed the space and the people within it.
It is astonishing that Christine Rodriguez, (whose son is autistic) can write so clearly and poignantly on the subject of autism. In the Autism Monologues, she has taken the stories of psychologists and families and the children and adults who suffer from autism and woven them into a remarkable piece of theatre. The five actors move smoothly from persona to persona and perform the impossible act of making autism and its effect on families both interesting and comprehensible.
The cast of five actors do a wonderful job in taking the audience on the journey with them. Most commendable are the portrayals of individuals with autism – from a nonverbal child, to a likable teen with Asperger’s syndrome lamenting the fact that he believes the disorder is responsible for his restricted iPad use – this play does a fantastic job in demonstrating how autism affects everyone differently.