I have a new show! I am so excited! A one woman cabaret performance I have created to share my story in a way that suits me best. On stage! Songs and storytelling, and all my heart!
But there is a bigger story to share. Isn’t there always? I will be debuting this show at the Love and Autism Conference in San Diego Oct. 8-9. Join us! I cannot wait to meet some of the amazing speakers and friends! I am also booking this show for the general public, for I am, after all, an entertainer, and in a unique position to share perhaps a little bit about autism in an entertaining way. You can find out about those shows on our band website, www.docscantlin.com Or to contact us for booking! It is a beautiful website, lovingly created by the Richard Zampella, son of Dr. Arthur Zampella, the doctor who diagnosed me as a child. Since it is our professional website, one that party planners and clients view, I felt I should posting avoid anything to do with autism, even though it is public knowledge. So I felt cold and fake, trying to post in a more businesslike way, and that doesn’t work for me in the least. It was so stressful, like all the years of hiding and faking when autism was not something one discussed. But now I am finally putting my whole self in a show, and including it on our website. And I feel complete. I go into a bit more detail about this here. So now I can say and be myself! This is a VERY big thing!
My new little show is performed with three musicians: piano, bass, and violin for all public performances. I am also offering limited performances to worthwhile groups by singing with a digital music track when musicians are just not feasible. Since there is only so much that can be shared in the limited time of a 1 1/2 hr show, I will be using this blog to fill in my story, respond to your lovely comments, and to answer as many questions as I can.
So, off I go to rehearse and to live, and can’t wait to share so much more! All the different me’s have finally gathered, and I will no longer divide the branded me from the real me. Doc is thrilled. Life is simple. And has become more blissful than ever!