Uncommon Sense

Name: Sheen Center/ Loreto Theater
Address: 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Production Information
First performance date: October 25, 2017
Opening date: November 2, 2017
Closing date: November 26, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Meet Moose, Dan, Jess, and Lali, four people on the spectrum, and discover the remarkable ways they and their families conquer challenges through humor, determination and love. Inspired by interviews with real people, this multimedia play reveals our universal challenges with “difference,” our desire to connect, and the lengths we will go for the people we love.

This production embraces all audiences, from those finally seeing their experiences reflected on the stage, to those peering into the autism world for the very first time.

The shows November 11 at 2:00 pm and November 19 at 3:00 pm will be Relaxed Performances, intended to attract and accommodate individuals who may not be able to comply with traditional theater etiquette. At these performances, all noises, movements and behaviors are welcomed and supported. Additionally, there will be slight modifications to technical elements, such as light and sound, to make the performance more comfortable for individuals with sensory sensitivities.

Uncommon Sense will be presented in an inclusive, judgment-free environment. In addition to offering scheduled Relaxed Performances, Tectonic and The Sheen Center welcome audience members of all abilities to all performances. At no point will anyone be shushed or asked to leave due to noises, movements or behaviors related to a cognitive or developmental disability.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture Producer
Tectonic Theater Project Producer
Moises Kaufman Artistic Director
Mainspring Arts Cooperative Executive Producer
Andy Paris Playwright
Anushka Paris-Carter Playwright
Andy Paris Director

Actor Role
Oberon K.A. Adjepong Jake
Jessica Almasy Jess / Amy
Michi Barall Emily
Scott Barrow Dan
Purva Bedi Ajalaa / Libby
Andrew Duff Moose
Jill Frutkin Lali / Sarah
Brian Hastert Gabriel / Alex