(Touring Version)

Cast AGES 10 - 22

SHOW DATES: June 29th, June 30th and July 1st at 7:00 pm

Performances Space: Immaculate Heart of Mary gym stage

REHEARSALS: May 30th-June 28th

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm

June 24th-June 28th (rehearsal times TBA)

Show Description: Caitlin is an 11-year-old on the autism spectrum. Not all things make sense to her. Emotions are mysterious and voices are almost always too loud. Suddenly, she must grapple with the unthinkable. A mass shooting has taken her brother away. He was the one person who helped her cope. Now she is alone with her grieving father and a cacophony of children at school. She struggles with empathy, what facial expressions mean and why a drawing might have more than one color. We see the world from Caitlin’s point of view.  We struggle as she does. We take comfort in the times when she finds a friend, draws a multicolored mockingbird, and can finally cry for her brother. 


Director: Michael Curdt 

Assistant Director: Robin Michelle Berger 

Stage Manager: Gianna Curdt 

Production Advisors: TBA

Costumes: Simon Desilets 


CAITLIN: An 11-year-old girl, on the autistic spectrum. She may have a curious speech pattern, may speak too loudly, too precisely. Longer passages of her dialogue might be delivered to quickly and mechanically. She hardly ever looks at people and avoids physical touch. She may also have physical tics and various routinized behaviors, like sucking her sleeves, rocking, moaning, shaking her hands, and jumping in patterns. 

DAD: Caitlin’s father, plays age 40-50

MRS. BROOK: Caitlin’s school counselor, to play age 35-45

MRS. JOHNSON: Caitlin’s fifth-grade teacher, to play age 25-35

MICHAEL: Caitlin’s friend, first-grader. May be missing his r’s, to play age 7

JOSH: School bully, fifth grader, to play age 11

EMMA: A leader, fifth grader, to play age 11

BRIANNA: Pretty, trendsetter, fifth grader, to play age 11

SHANE: Energetic boy, fifth grader, to play age 11

JOSE: A follower, fifth grader, to play age 11 

WILLIAM H. A boy more extreme on the autism spectrum, to play age 6-9

MR. SCHNEIDER: Michael’s father, to play age 30-40


FIRST GRADERS: to play age 6-7

STUDENTS/ENSEMBLE: to play age 7-13

CASTING NOTE: The ensemble, and minor parts in the show, are extremely important in the telling of this story. All those cast in minor roles will be utilized in almost every scene, and in many cases the actors will play more than one character. Leaping Lizards is looking to cast anywhere between 10-20 actors to tell this story.


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