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Mickey Rowe

2018 Arc Fellow

Artist and activist Mickey Rowe is making positive change in theater.

Arc Fellow Mickey Rowe, theatre artist. Photo by Sunita Martini, 2018.

About the Artist

Mickey Rowe is a Seattle local, and was the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone in the Tony Award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, Teen Vogue, Playbill, NPR, CNN, Huffington Post, and more. He has performed in productions at the Seattle Opera, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Mickey is also Artistic Director of Arts on the Waterfront, a theater and philanthropy company working with Homeless Teen Artists, the Trevor Project, the City of Seattle, and Teen Feed. He is a juggler, stilt walker, unicyclist, hat manipulator, acrobat, and more.

Current Work

Mickey Rowe is currently working as an artist and activist to raise the employment rate in the autism community. Currently over 50% of college graduates on the autism spectrum are unemployed. As a performer, he demonstrates to businesses leaders who see him on stage that they can hire autistic actors, that autistic actors can do professional work at the highest level, and that they have no reason to discriminate against people with developmental disabilities.

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