max understood

a new musical

by Nancy Carlin and Michael Rasbury

Michael Winther as Dad and Marlon Sherman as Max. NYMF 2009

  http://www.michaelrasbury.org/maxunderstood.htm

click link to read script and hear music

Max Understood is an invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. Paving the way is a leaf-blowing philosopher, a string theorist, Pegasus, a mermaid, and all the presidents of the United States. This musical for seven actors is created with sound design as integral to the music and script.

Max Understood was developed by:


The Foothill Theater Company, New Voices 2007


The Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Music Theater Conference 2008


New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) 2009


World Premiere Production:

Paul Dresher Ensemble - Cowell Theater, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA

April  15-26, 2015

directed by David Schweizer

http://www.dresherensemble.org/max.html