Merlin the Magician – Relaxed Theatre performance, symposium & workshop

Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre

What is Relaxed Theatre?

Relaxed Theatre (RT) is a term used to describe theatre productions that provide a supportive atmosphere to the audience who, in the main, is comprised of young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other learning/communication challenges. During relaxed performances, the usual theatre rules and norms are set aside for ASD young people, schools and families to enjoy being in the theatre. In addition to pre-show information, and a chill-out area, the front of house team is ready to assist the audience when needed.

Relaxed Theatre Performance (In Cantonese)
Adapted & Directed by Dr Vicki Ooi
Translated by: Dixon Wong

Piloted successfully in 2014, this Relaxed Theatre production will be an adapted version of the main production of Merlin the Magician and will include on stage activities after the show.

12-13.10.2015 (Mon-Tue) 10:30am#, 2:30pm
Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
In Cantonese
For aged 3 and above
Approx. 30 mins with 20 mins post-show activities
#Post-show discussion on 12 October after 10:30am show

Full Day Symposium
An exploration with stakeholders on the issues and needs of ASD young people and the potential of theatre to facilitate learning.

10.10.2015 (Sat) 10am-5pm
Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre CA Hall
In English and Cantonese
For aged 18 and above


Aspects of Theatre
Dr Vicki Ooi
AFTEC Artistic Director

Mindfulness & Autism
Prof LC Chan
AFTEC Scientist-in Education 2015-16 & Convenor of Medical Humanities, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Stanley Chan
Education Psychologist, Heep Hong Society

Theatre & Autism
Jonathan Meth
Expert Advisor, Ambitious About Autism UK & Co-Chair, Autism & Theatre 2011

Arts for All
Julia Byrne
Art Therapist & Founding President, Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists

Cymie Yeung
Manager (Arts Accessibility), Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong

Challenges for ASD Young People and Carers in HK
Ko Mei Yee
Visual Arts Teacher, Hong Chi Winifred Mary Cheung Morninghope School

And other SEN school teachers, parents and caregivers

In this workshop, theatre practitioners will demonstrate a range of theatre exercises and drama games that teachers, parents and social workers can use at home or in the classroom, that are tailored to the developmental needs of ASD young people.

11.10.2015 (Sun) 11am-1pm (FULL) ; 3-5pm (FULL)
Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre CA Hall
In English and Cantonese
For aged 18 and above
Limited quotas. First-come-first-served.

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection is financially supported by the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Booking & Enquiries

RT performance only
Ticket price: $20
Individual & school booking, please call 2520 1716.

Full package: RT performance (any one show) + symposium + workshop
Ticket price: $100 $70
Click here to register

Thank you for your support! Workshops are FULL.

Enquiries: 2520 1716

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