LDP! 006: Aaron Feinstein: Autism, Theater, and Normalcy

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Radical acceptance of difference. Playfully. With charm, passion, and wit. That’s Aaron Feinstein, based out of New York City. Through Actionplay, he joins together with folks on the spectrum, those with neuroatypicalities, and the general public to create new life performances.

Topics:

  • The intention to have fun. [3:40]
  • What’s helpful on Aaron’s journey? [5:24]
  • Actionplay. [6:10]
  • Not knowing. [9:35]
  • How do you play with the process? [10:10]
  • The Miracle Project [12:30]
  • Traditional approaches to autism? [14:02]
  • Deviation, normalcy, compliance, and autism? [16:47]
  • Creating with people. [22:00]
  • Resistance against the dominant autistic culture of compliance? [25:44]
  • Aaron’s story. [28:49]
  • On development and performing a head taller than oneself. [40:26]
  • Impact on participants? [44:59]
  • Supporting versus co-playing? [51:02]
  • What’s revolutionary to your work? [54:06]
  • “Anti communities” and true collaboration? [57:00]
  • On process. [1:04:00]
  • Deviance and pathology? [1:05:00]
  • Diagnoses. [1:06:15]
  • To challenge and radically accept. [1:12:00]
  • Boundaries. [1:23:14]
  • Teaching as an adaptive mindset. [1:31:00]
  • What are you most proud of in your career? [01:32:40]
  • Aaron’s next steps. [1:33:50]
  • How can the audience know more about you and your work? [1:36:20]

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