We set out to create “Hello, my name is You,” a piece about Asperger’s syndrome, after being approached by Terry Sacks, the clinic director at the Communication, Science and Disorders Department of Western Washington University. Sacks saw "Stories from Jim and Jo", a piece about PD and MS, and wondered if we would be interested in creating a piece about Asperger’s. She was correct.
"Hello" shares the life of Cooper, a 29-year old Bellingham resident who has Asperger’s. The artists of Kuntz and Company perform alongside Cooper illustrating the various facets of her life with this Autism Spectrum Disorder. The evening explores how Cooper is solving her day-to-day activities in a culture that is learning how to understand her. Hello features Bellingham artists Ian Bivins, Pam Kuntz, Annie Hewlett, Angela Kiser, Hannah Reclam, and Zach Wymore and community member Margaret Cooper.