An autistic actor. Two characters from... where? And who exactly is the audience?
Chase the Feeling is a fast-paced satirical assassination of theatre and autism. Inspired by the classic cannon of theatrical literature and performance genres it is at once poignant, absurd and deeply emotional; outrageous and profound... and it’s got an inspirational sports montage sequence.
Tahlia is on the autism spectrum living life amongst people and systems that make her disabled. But she isn't. And despite being abandoned by the people and institutions that are meant to help, she will find her own voice and speak proudly about herself. Tahlia wants to be an actor so she can make others understand how it feels to be her. With the help of two characters from her sub conscious Tahlia (and you) will explore the mysterious existentialism and enigmatic universe of the theatre.
"multi-layered, genre-busting theatre" Benjamin Orchard, Stage Whispers, 2016
- Drama, Comedy
- 60 minutes
- 2 female, 2 male
- The role of the 'director' is unseen in which case it can be either pre-recorded or spoken live
- teen, young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre