DoodlesMuseo Reina Sofía / Auditorio 400, Spain
DIRECTOR José Piris
Costume Design, Lighting design, Mask design, Set Design Felype de Lima
Asperger syndrome is a severe developmental disorder that causes a specific neurobiological alteration in information processing. Those affected have a normal appearance and average or even above-average intelligence. The disorder exhibits a particular cognitive style and often, special skills in restricted areas. Asperger syndrome manifests itself differently in each individual, but all have in common difficulties with social interaction, especially with people of the same age, changes in the patterns of non-verbal communication, restricted interests, cognitive and behavioral inflexibility, difficulty abstracting concepts, weak central coherence in processing details, literal interpretation of language, difficulties in executive and planning functions and interpreting the feelings and emotions of others and themselves.
A play where life passes in black and white, reality and illusion are mixed in several worlds. It is a journey inside oneself, a complex path where we meet the monsters that accompany us day to day. The fear of not being accepted, the lack of communication, the disease the hypocrisy all of which are converted into battles we have to fight. Three children with Asperger’s syndrome, Bruno, Martina and Luci, are the protagonists of this wonderful journey. They show us, through their innocence and fantasy, a door that should never be closed, but remain open to give us the opportunity to know what lies inside. From this crazy adventure a question arises: Do these monsters no longer appear when you get older?