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Written by Tom Middleditch
Directed by Jayde Kirchert

The Meat Market
8 - 19 November 2017

Presented by Citizen Theatre & A_tistic

Poppy Seed Theatre Festival 2017
Production Details
Citizen Theatre and A_tistic joined forces to create a new theatrical work: Alexithymia. The production simulated an autistic experience of the world for audiences.

Alexithymia is a condition that noticeably affects 85% of people diagnosed on the autism spectrum and is defined as an inability to name or describe emotions.

Primary Colours
Developed and presented by a neuro-diverse cast and creative team, Alexithymia was a speculative fiction, featuring an interdependent and delicate mix of sensory stimuli, sound design and stylised performances.

Multiple studies have shown that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder excel at pattern recognition and visual tasks. The design of Alexithymia weaves complex patterns and visual cues by using only the primary colours: red, blue and yellow.

Alexithymia was presented as three short works: Social_function.exe, The Curious Case of You, and Nirvana Syndrome each of which included three characters: Red, Blue & Yellow.


Emma Hoy - Yellow
Keagan Vaskess - Blue
Nicola Bowman - Red

Creatives & Crew
Director/Co-Producer: Jayde Kirchert
Writer/Co-Producer: Tom Middleditch
Concept design, graphic design, Set & Costume design: Stu Brown
Dramaturge: James Matthews
Sound Designer: Phillip Dallas
Lighting Designer: Peter Amesbury
Stage Manager: Sophie Andrew
Production Assistant: Jacinta Anderson
Trailer videography & edit: Lucas Heil
Production photography: Tom Overend
Hero Image: UA Creative

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