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BEHIND THE WALL - AN AUTISM PERFORMANCE PIECE Set for FringeNYC

The Ally Artists Group will present "Behind the Wall- An Autism Performance Piece" as part of the 19th annual New York International Fringe Festival . Created and Performed by Joyce Lao and Andy Miyamotto, with Stage Manager and Co-Director - Zilong Zee, Music by Joyce Lao, Andy Miyamotto and Viola Wang and Authorized Company Representative, Sabrina Morabito.

Behind the Wall is based on Joyce's relationship with her autistic brother, Clarence as represented by Andy. It aims to show some of Joyce's memories of how she dealt with the fact that her brother was different. It is also an interpretation of how her brother - or other non-verbal autistic individuals see the world around them. The type of story-telling in this piece is a combination of Asian (mostly Tribal Filipino and Japanese) and post modern movement, dance, music and art.

Joyce Lao and Andy Miyamotto first met as performance artists and models by the award winning photographer, Sarah Small's "Tableau Vivant of Delirium Constructions". This is not the first time that the pair have worked together. They have both worked in two NYFringe shows in 2012 and 2013 respectively as crew and now are working together as creators. Andy Miyamotto was praised for his work as a Lighting designer for "Saharava" in the 2012 Fringe show.

Their first project together was "Hecuba" which was Joyce's stage Directorial debut where she also played the role of Polyxena in 2012. Andy was the lighting, sound and projection designer. The show won the Runner-up for best adaptation of a play and Best Director for the Ancient Drama Festival in New York City. For more information about them please visit www.joycelao.net and www.miyamotto.com.

The Ally Artists Group is a production company that caters to theatre and on camera projects. The company encourages diversity, experimental, post modern and works that bring awareness on different cultures around the world and social issues. Part of the ticket sales will be donated to an autism organization in New York City.

For more information, please visit www.allyartists.com



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