Adam Kelly is, in his words, an autistic gentleman. Finbar is a fish. Adam and Finbar think that asking someone what it feels like to live with autism is pretty much like asking a fish if it knows it’s in water, which is pretty funny if you think about it.
Based on the Fringe-award-winning show, ARCO, Adam’s ARCO Jnr is a family-friendly performance about living with autism. Or, in Finbar the fish’s case, living in water. This delightful work takes a heartfelt look at the life and struggles of a young man trying to make connections with the people and world around him. Along the way Adam asks gently of his audience to consider life from his perspective.
Souped-up with the whimsical animations of neurodiverse artist Ben Hollingsworth, and following a sell-out premier season as part of AWESOME Festival 2021, ARCO Jnr promises to be a great treat for regional families.
Join us as Adam and Finbar dance, draw, fly and joke their way into young hearts.
For audiences aged 7+
35min performance followed by 15min Q & A
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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ARCO Jnr was developed with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.