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ARCO Inter/national Tour

East coast and Brit neurotypicals, get set to have your assumptions challenged! ARCO is touring inter/nationally!

“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.”

In 2023, WAYTCo is touring Adam’s award-winning show about living with autism to audiences in Melbourne, Adelaide and Kingston upon Thames, UK.

Smiling, Adam Kelly, the star of the show, gives audience members a high five

This delightful 2-version show, supercharged by the exciting 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 Adam and Finbar as they dance, draw, fly and joke their way into your hearts.

Written by Adam Kelly and James Berlyn. Directed by James Berlyn. Performed by Adam Kelly. Animated by Ben Hollingsworth with Arts Mentorship by Johanna Keyser. Sound design: Tristen Parr. Lighting design: Pete Young. Dramaturgy (ARCO Jnr): Alex Desebrock.


Performer Adam Kelly upper body shot. He is with microphone headset, wears white shirt, sleeves rolled up, and holding script.ARCO Jnr:

  • 35 mins + 15min Q & A
  • For school or family audiences (children aged 7-14)


  • 45 mins + 15min Q & A
  • Mild use of adult language & themes
  • For audiences 13+

Young performer covers ears to block out the noise, animated fish character in background

Arts Centre Melbourne

28 March – 1 April

DreamBIG Adelaide

17-21 May

FUSE International UK

30 June – 2 July



A WA Youth Theatre Company production. The 2023 Inter/national Tour of ARCO has been supported by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body, through a disability mentorship grant and the Plus1 Program.