The Ohio State University at Lima

Playing By Heart — The Shakespeare and Autism Project

4:30 p.m., Wed., March 21, 2017, Science 100

The Honors Program welcomes Kevin McClatchy, assistant professor of Theatre at The Ohio State University, to present at the annual Honors Colloquium. Professor McClatchy will be discussing the Shakespeare and Autism project which uses the Heartbeat Method developed at the Royal Shakespeare Company. This method uses literature to improve the communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). He is the Director of the OSU Shakespeare and Autism Project and supervises the Shakespeare and Veterans Project as well.

Kevin has been a professional actor for nearly 25 years. Some of his theatre credits include The Tempest at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC); Othello, an OSU/Royal Shakespeare co-production, Red; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; Stones in His Pockets; Almost, Maine and Scrap Heap. Selected film credits include Love and Other Drugs, Unstoppable, The Street Where We Live, The Lodge and the upcoming Old Man and the Gun, starring Casey Affleck and Robert Redford and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron and Lily Collins. Selected TV credits include Outsiders, NCIS, ER, X-Files, That 70s Show, The Pennsylvania Miners Story, Another World and the upcoming NBC series Gone. Kevin holds an MFA in Acting from Ohio State and is a member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.

For more about the Shakespeare and Autism program, visit these links:
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