Now Casting: “Nerdy” Young Lead Male Role in ‘On the Spectrum’ at the Fountain Theatre

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The award-winning Fountain Theatre is now casting the following lead role for our upcoming production of the West Coast Premiere of On the Spectrum by Ken LaZebnik, directed by Jacqueline Schultz. The play has been awarded a 2012 Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award citation and Granted a 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play award. Dates: Previews March 9 – 15, runs March 16 – April 28. 


[CORMAC ”MAC” SHERIDAN], lead role, early 20’s, is ”on the spectrum” with Asperger’s Syndrome.   Mac has a BFA in Electronic Design, is applying to Law School and yearns to find a job. Seeking a thin, wiry, Geeky-looking Nerd type character actor who is quirky, kinetic, funny, warm and deeply likable and can carry the lead role in a play. A unique “geek” or “nerd” character actor with strong stage acting chops who can be/look “on the spectrum” and yet be intelligent, articulate, funny, wonderfully bizarre and off-kilter and still warm our hearts. 

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2 responses to “Now Casting: “Nerdy” Young Lead Male Role in ‘On the Spectrum’ at the Fountain Theatre

    • This is wonderful! Thank you so much, Mico! The question always comes up: is autism a disability or just “being different”? Articles like yours show that it can be a challenging and unique way to perceive the world around you and it takes extra effort to succeed — but succeed you can and will if you work at it and not give up and have the support of a loving family. Of course, there are many degrees of severity of autism and we can’t make general statements about it because every personal case is unique. Thanks for sharing this!

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