August 3, 2015

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New York — A performance piece created by the Ally Artists Group will be presented at the 19th annual New York International Fringe Festival, which will take place Aug. 14 to 30 of this year.

“Behind the Wall- An Autism Performance Piece” is inspired by one of its creators and performers, Joyce Lao, who grew up with a brother who has autism. The performance piece also features lighting designer Andy Miyamotto, who also happens to play the role of Clarence, Joyce’s brother who has autism. It aims to show how Joyce was able to deal with the challenges that came with her brother’s condition, and it also hopes to show an interpretation of how individuals with autism see the world around them.

Both Joyce and Andy are not only creators and performers in “Behind the Wall- An Autism Performance Piece”, they are also the ones behind the performance piece’s music, alongside Viola Wang. “Behind the Wall- An Autism Performance Piece” also features Zilong Zee as co-director and and manager, and Sabrina Morabito as representative for the Ally Artist Group.

Part of the proceeds from the ticket sales of “Behind the Wall- An Autism Performance Piece” will be donated to a New York autism organization.


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