US actor set to play autistic character on stage
Actor Mickey Rowe has autism and is all set to act in an important role in an upcoming play in the United States. The play is titled ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and will open this year in New York.
Rowe will play the role of a 15-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder named Christopher. This will be the first time that an actor with autism will play a character with autism on an important professional stage.
As per data, portrayal of characters with disabilities on TV shows is very limited even though one in five Americans have some form of disability. Mickey Rowe’s role is a positive step forward and will hopefully create more roles for characters with disabilities.