Andrew Duff ’12 is bringing autism awareness to the stage with his performance in an off-broadway play about life on the autism spectrum. Duff is the only actor of the eight-member cast on the spectrum, and has served as an ongoing resource for the writers and performers involved.
The production, Uncommon Sense, threads together four narratives inspired by true stories of people living on the autism spectrum. Duff plays Moose, a mostly nonverbal character who is often called disruptive.
Director and cowriter Andy Paris called Duff's performance "quite honestly the most believable, authentic nonverbal autistic I've ever seen on stage or screen."
Uncommon Sense is currently playing at the Sheen Center in New York City through November 27.