Identity: The Musical
About Identity: The Musical
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Miracle Project present "Identity: The Musical" —an original story about a seemingly “perfect” world of the future in which everyone's "identity" (ie. careers, marital status, etc.) is determined for them based on data from observations, social media, and online habits gathered during their first 21 years of life. Created with and starring actors with autism and of all abilities, this musical imagines a world with zero-pollution, zero-crime, zero-poverty but also zero self-determination.
"Identity: The Musical" emerged from conversations and an exploration of the concept of "identity" and the dreams and desires of Miracle Project participants with and without autism. Many individuals with developmental disabilities and neurological differences are made to believe that their potential roles in society are limited and have been pre-determined by their diagnosis. This show imagines an alternative world in which everyone - regardless of ability - is forced to conform to pre-determined destinies based on data collected from their birth. When some young adults cannot shake their desires to forge their own path, the utopian society is forced to confront what "perfect" actually means.
Recommended for ages 13 and up.