HUMAN & AUTISMAN (John Cherney): SoLow review

human-autism-solowJohn Cherney weaves a illuminating narrative reflecting on the validity of feeling alone, isolation, autism and the science and nature of universal connectivity in HUMAN & AUTISMAN.  Through his moving, firsthand accounts of working with autistic individuals, demonstrative acting ability, spiked with related research (mirror neurons, echolalia), some of the things that may differentiate these individuals from others is explored.

Paired with Dani Solomon’s ONE WAY RED as part of SoLow Fest, HUMAN & AUTISMAN raises thought-provoking questions about feeling self conscious for being alone, our connections to one another, and the science and nature of quantum entanglement. It’s a captivating half hour foray towards an open door to another realm of experience. [Headlong Studios, 1170 S. Broad Street] June 19-26, 2015; solowfest.com.

 

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Lisa Panzer

Lisa Panzer has worked for many years in theater not only as an actor, but as a director, dramaturg, technical director, lighting designer, stage crew, and roustabout. A few of her favorite past theatrical roles include: Liz Imbrie in Philadelphia Story, Maria in Lend Me a Tenor, Mrs. Tarpey in Spreading the News, Mollie Ralston in Mousetrap, Trinculo in The Tempest, Bernice Roth in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and Felicia Dantine in I Hate Hamlet. In addition to theatrical endeavors, Mz. Panzer has also worked as a background performer in television’s Cold Case, Invincible, The Happening, several television commercials, and has played various roles in independent films including Project 21 productions and other commercial acting venues. (See http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3355274/ for additonal information).