THEATER Lovelace Studio Theater
Identity: The Musical
May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Miracle Project present Identity: The Musical —an original story about a seemingly “perfect” world of the future in which everyone's "identity" (ie. careers, marital status, etc.) is determined for them based on data from observations, social media, and online habits gathered during their first 21 years of life. Created with and starring actors with autism and of all abilities, this musical imagines a world with zero-pollution, zero-crime, zero-poverty but also zero self-determination.
NOTE: The 1:00 PM performance on Sunday, May 26th will be sensory friendly!
Identity: The Musical emerged from conversations and an exploration of the concept of "identity" and the dreams and desires of Miracle Project participants with and without autism. Many individuals with developmental disabilities and neurological differences are made to believe that their potential roles in society are limited and have been pre-determined by their diagnosis. This show imagines an alternative world in which everyone - regardless of ability - is forced to conform to pre-determined destinies based on data collected from their birth. When some young adults cannot shake their desires to forge their own path, the utopian society is forced to confront what "perfect" actually means.
To purchase tickets to the Evening of Miracles gala performance on May 23rd, click here.
The Miracle Project is a fully inclusive theatre, film, and expressive arts program for children, teens, and adults with autism and all abilities. Using groundbreaking and evidence-based methods developed by our award-winning founder, Elaine Hall, The Miracle Project focuses on the strengths and abilities inherent in its participants, providing tools to build communication, social skills, job skills, and friendships while developing a unique neurodiverse community. Through shared experiences with peers, individuals with autism and other disabilities find their voice, develop their talents, and rehearse for life.