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Playwright and Autism Activist Joshua Dushack play reading: “Behind the Mask”

Presented by Center for Applied Drama & Autism at CADA Studios, Akron OH

May 21 2016
Playwright and Autism Activist Joshua Dushack play reading: “Behind the Mask”

Known for providing classes, workshops and other developmental opportunities for young people on the autism spectrum,  Akron-based Center for Applied Drama & Autism (CADA) will host playwright and autism activist Joshua Dushack for a reading of his play “Behind the Mask” at its downtown Akron location later this month.

Laura Valendza, co-founder and Artistic Director of CADA, says “Theatre has a profound impact on those who have dealt with bullying, which is really all of us.  It allows us to hold a mirror up to society and directly asks the audience to take a look at what’s happening in our world.”  She adds “Since Shakespeare, theatre has given us the story of universal struggle. Bullying is a struggle which has affected most people. Putting this story on a stage brings us closer together as a community and connects characters on an emotional level within a safe environment and will hopefully motivate the audience with an urgent call to action for change.”


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CADA Studios

1501 S Hawkins Ave. Akron, OH 44320, Akron, OH 44308


FREE Parking available in the Evans Building Lot. You must put something on your dash that says “CADA Client”.


    • Wheelchair Access

Sensory friendly space available.

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