The Misfit Analysis by Access All Areas and Cian Binchy

Saturday 29th April 2.30pm in Aphra Theatre (Buy Tickets)

£7.50, £5 Conc.  20% off when you buy tickets to three or more events.

Click here for the Misfit Analysis Visual Story

Cian has autism. He likes to spin tin-openers. He’s taught all the actors on ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ how to be autistic. They’re very good at it.

Journeying through Cian’s mischievous mind, ‘The Misfit Analysis’ takes us through a world of wheelchairs and blow up dolls in an unconventional exploration of an autistic mind. This is not Rain Man. Using multi-media, video projection and his unique brand of performance poetry, Cian playfully questions the place of disability in today’s world.

“Definitely and defiantly different.”
Lyn Gardner – The Guardian 

 

Positive Triggers

Spinning things: windmills, tin openers, Wheel of Fortune, Blow up doll, Wheelchair, Occupy Mask, Plastic Tomato plant, Emojis, Stickers, Charity Shop, College, Drama School, Animated worlds, Game show, Outsider, challenging stereotypes, satire

Negative Triggers

Total Black out (audience): Yes

What is the audience lighting level?: Low

Flashing Lights or strobe: 1 Flashing Light at the end. No strobe

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): Yes- microphone, voice overs, loud dance music, demon voice (God of the Outsiders)

Repetitive noises: Yes- Spin me right round song. Reverb on one audio (Airport voice over)

Drums: No

High-pitched tones: Yes – Sound Effects

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): Yes- at the end

Is there background sound/music: Yes – throughout

Interactivity and Participation

12 audience members will be asked to go on stage. So this applies to those audience members.

Audience invited on stage: Yes

Artist goes into the audience: Just the front row

Workshop/manual activity: If they want to.

Are participants required to…

Walk around: Yes (only if they volunteer)

Undertake directed movement: Yes (only if they volunteer)

Read: No

Draw: No

Construct things: No

Paint: No

Sing: No

Participate in pairs or groups with others: Yes- Spinning things

Other Details:

If participants are expected to use materials (eg: markers, pencils, scissors) what are these materials: Tin openers, windmills, light up- windmills, giant tin openers, hula hoop, stickers

If the activity is targeted towards this demographic, is it okay for a parent or carer to support children in participation: Age is 16 years and older. Carer can participate if needed.

If a child is slower in their movements than other children, is there a capacity for that child to have a turn to participate: n/a

Note: Activity is only for those that want to get involved and it is very open so easy to come in and out as desired.

Attention Span Information

Show duration: 1 hour

Is there an intermission: No

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: Yes

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance): Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: No

Attention Span Information

Show duration: 1 hour

Is there an intermission: No

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: Yes

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance): Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: No

 

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does your show have any distinctive smells: No

Does your show have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): No

Does your show involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify: No

Are balloons used in your show: No

Do any of the characters in your show express anger: Yes – Cian

To what extent is your show dialogue driven: Very- a lot of performance poetry

Are there any props in the performance that you think potential audience members should know about that have not already been mentioned: No, all have been mentioned.