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ARCO Regional Tour

Adam Kelly's award-winning ARCO is heading South. Regional WA neurotypicals, get set to have your assumptions challenged!

“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 2022, WAYTCo is touring Adam’s award-winning show about living with autism to audiences in the South West and Great Southern.

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 Joanna Keyser. Sound design by Tristen Parr. Lighting design: Pete Young.

VERSION DETAILS

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)

ARCO Snr:

  • 45 mins + 15min Q & A
  • Mild use of adult language & themes
  • For audiences 15+
2022 TOUR DATES
Young performer covers ears to block out the noise, animated fish character in backgroundMandurah Performing Arts Centre

25-26 August 

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

8-9 September 

Harvey Recreation & Cultural Centre

13-14 October

Albany Entertainment Centre

20-21 October

Ticketing links available mid-2022.

A WA Youth Theatre Company production. The 2022 Regional Tour of ARCO has been supported by Playing WA as part of the State Government’s Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program.