Through Andrew's Eyes

Synopsis: Andrew is a 22 year old boy diagnosed with Autism and Diabetes. The Person he would have become lives inside him, wanting to be heard. Meanwhile, Andrew’s family struggles to move forward, feeling limited and trapped by more things than one. When Andrew’s Brother returns from college for the holidays, Person begins to speak his mind, but can Andrew be truly understood? Heartwarming and poignant,...
Synopsis: Andrew is a 22 year old boy diagnosed with Autism and Diabetes. The Person he would have become lives inside him, wanting to be heard. Meanwhile, Andrew’s family struggles to move forward, feeling limited and trapped by more things than one. When Andrew’s Brother returns from college for the holidays, Person begins to speak his mind, but can Andrew be truly understood? Heartwarming and poignant, Through Andrew’s Eyes is a story about how people transcend their differences to find common ground, love, and a shared sense of humanity.
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Through Andrew's Eyes

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    23 Jan. 2020
    This is a tenderly written portrait of Andrew's external and internal self, as well as of the family that is doing their best to reconfigure their relationships with Andrew. Each character is written with nuance and a distinct voice, and each has their own set of potent goals and motivations. Cabrera renders the familial dynamics with deftly placed humor, lightening the mood at times and highlighting some of the more poignant and sobering realizations all of the characters face about their strengths and limitations. Cabrera also makes good use of theatricality to externalize Andrew's internal life. Beautiful!
  • Cheryl Bear:
    10 Aug. 2019
    A powerful and absolutely beautiful portrait of an Autistic young man and the love his family has for him. Outstanding!
  • David Hansen:
    15 Apr. 2018
    Cabrera creates a family in a sympathetic hierarchy -- the younger sister, straining to be responsible, the older brother, who desperately wishes to abdicate his responsibility, the careworn mother, who has no choice but to be overbearing and firm -- all in the service of Andrew, unknowable, even perhaps to himself. Powerfully symbolic with graceful monologues on the indelible yet inconstant effects of memory, this is a truly affecting work on the enduring strength of familial commitment and love.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    INTAR Theater
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    2016
  • Residency
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    Rising Circle Inktank
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    2016
  • Workshop
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    Black and Latino Playwright's Conferance
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    2015
  • Residency
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    Hudson Warehouse
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    2013