Photo Flash: Cast and Crew of Broadway's 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' Visit QSAC
Throughout the summer, actors and members of the creative team for the upcoming Broadway production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time have been visiting QSAC's (Quality Services for the Autism Community) programs for students with Asperger's Syndrome. The visits have been a part of an effort by the show's production team to gain a deeper understanding regarding the life experience of young adults with Asperger's, their families, and their educators. Scroll down for a photo!
Actors participating in the visits included Alexander Sharp (Christopher Boone) and Taylor Trensch, who plays Christopher at certain performances. Both actors met with QSAC students to research the role of Christopher, a 15-year-old boy who is believed to be on the autism spectrum. Actresses Enid Graham and Francesca Faridany who play Christopher's mother and teacher respectively, spoke with parents and teachers of QSAC's students to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be the parent or teacher of a child on the autism spectrum.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time begins previews on September 10, 2014 at The Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street).
About QSAC: QSAC (www.QSAC.com), founded in 1978 by a group of parents, is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services. QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills. Currently, QSAC serves more than 1,600 children and adults with autism each year and their families. Connect with QSAC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/qsacinc or Twitter at www.twitter.com/qsac.
Front Row, left to right: Tim Wright, Alex Sharp, Taylor Trensch, Mercedes Herrero, Richard Hollis; Middle row, kneeling, left to right: Keren Dukes, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Jocelyn Bioh; Back row, left to right: Tom Patrick Stephens, Katy Rudd, David Manis, Helen Carey, Francesca Faridany, Wendy Moore, Dakota Gentry, Ian Barford, Enid Graham, and Ben Horner.