Parenthood is rewarding, but it’s also pretty difficult. And in rare cases, it can be dangerous for both parent and child. One actress whose son has severe autism has written a play that explores her experience, and it’s being workshopped at Theatre Three in Dallas.
The play ‘Self Injurious Behavior’ begins with the sounds of sirens blaring from a distance. Quickly those sirens become louder. From the audience’s perspective, it’s almost as though a first responder vehicle has approached the theater, but no one flinches. We’re all watching actor Jude Segrest as he covers his ears, closes his eyes and begins to scream.