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Adam Kelly's award-winning ARCO is back this October for a limited season. If you didn’t catch it at FRINGE, this is your chance!

“Who here hasn’t been rejected?” asks Adam Kelly, creator of ARCO. “This is my story of endurance, learning, adaptation, and optimism. Everyone can identify with it and have some fun at the same time.”

WA Youth Theatre Company, in collaboration with DADAA, present the much-anticipated revamp of Adam Kelly’s award-winning show about living with autism. ARCO Snr, a compelling personal story of yearning and optimism, will play at the new DADAA Theatre in Fremantle from 5-9 October 2021.

This delightful show, enhanced by the rousing animations of local artist Ben Hollingsworth, takes a heartfelt look at the life and struggles of an autistic gentleman trying to make connections with the people and world around him. Winner of the ECU Performing Arts Award, Adam asks gently of his audience to consider life from his perspective.

Join us as Adam and Finbar dance, draw, fly and joke their way into our hearts once more.

For audiences aged 15+

Season dates: 5-9 October, 2021 

Special performances:

  • 5 October – Invited guest ONLY;
  • 8 October – AUSLAN interpreted event;
  • 9 October – Audio Description.

ARCO Creative Team

Written by: Adam Kelly & James Berlyn

Performed by: Adam Kelly

Directed by: James Berlyn

Animation: Ben Hollingsworth

Arts Mentor: Johanna Keyser

Sound Design: Tristen Parr

Lighting Design: Peter Young


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This season of ARCO Snr has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.