Andy Boyd interviews creatives on the Art of Autism’s Podcast.
Andy Boyd interviews poet and painter Angela Weddle abut growing up in New Orleans, her later-in-life autism diagnosis, and how drawing can be a form of stimming.
Hayley St. James (they/them) is a Boston-born, usually-New York-based playwright and performer, and a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College’s class of 2020. A non-binary lesbian on the autism spectrum, they are deeply passionate about seeing themselves and their communities represented truthfully in all media, theatre first and foremost. In their theatrical work, they strive to marry authentic representation with hyper-theatrical, surreal, meta, and occasionally horny twists. They also have a thing for imaginary friends, ghosts, aliens, and well-handled pop culture references.
Max (they/them) is a British multi-media artist whose work is often playful and macabre at the same time. We discuss their background in Cornwall and how they incorporate folklore and mythology into their work. We also discuss the intersection of queerness and autism. You can find Max’s art on Instagram at max.misled_art and online at maxmisling.com.
Kambel Smith is an artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He works mainly in sculpture, creating large-scale recreations of buildings using common materials like cardboard and foamcore. His work has been exhibited widely, including recently at the Philadelphia International Airport.
J. Corey Buckner is a Chicago based playwright. He has been fortunate to develop work with The Jackalope Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, and The Writer’s Room at The New Colony. His play, Cross Roads: An Igbo Folktale was a finalist for the 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival. His sketch comedy and storytelling has been seen all over Chicago. J. Corey holds a BFA from Shenandoah Conservatory.
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Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA program at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts. His plays have been produced, developed, or presented at IRT, Pipeline Theatre Company, The Gingold Group, Dixon Place, Roundabout Theatre, Epic Theatre Company, Out Loud Theatre, Naked Theatre Company, Contemporary Theatre of Rhode Island, and The Trunk Space. He is currently working on a series of 50 plays about the 50 U.S. states. His website is AndyJBoyd.com, and he can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.