Addy & Uno, a new Off-Broadway puppet show musical, introduces five characters with disabilities (Autism, ADHD, Physical Disability, Visual Disability and Hearing Disability) who harness their special strengths to help their friend Uno, with Autism, compete in a rigorous school district math competition. Amidst this feat, the characters work to transform the inaccurate and stereotypical perceptions the school bullies have of their peers with disabilities in the school. Addy & Uno uses Avenue Q Style Puppets and riveting original music to celebrate the wondrous abilities within disability in a humorous, charming and beautiful way!
Concept and Book by Nava R. Silton Ph.D.
Music & Lyrics by Bonnie Gleicher
Sample TV Episode!
The following episode was the first attempt to showcase the beautiful talents and skills of the Realabilities Team, Uno with Autism, Melody with a Visual Impairment, Seemore with a Hearing Impairment, and Rolly with a Physical Impairment on-screen. The school soccer game challenges the Realabilities Team and their good friend Ezra to harness their special talents to not only represent their strengths on the soccer field, but to teach their fellow peers a thing or two about bullying and about disabilities, more generally. While future episodes will move quicker,and will offer a bit more humor and character development, this first episode hints at the heart and soul of Realabilities' Mission; offering viewers accurate and strengths-based disability information and a strong stop bullying platform to ensure that they better understand and appreciate their typical friends and their friends with differences alike.