Engine Room Assembly: Artists Talk Autism

Led by Steven Fraser and Thom Scullion

A discussion event featuring artists who live with autism and highlighting the work they make. This discussion will explore how the experience of living with autism impacts on the kind of work they are interested in, their making processes, and how they access the creative industries. This event is open to everyone but we are particularly interested in having artists and individuals living with autism participating in the discussion. There will be regular breaks and a designated chill out space made available.

Steven Fraser is an artist, animator and writer who creates unique performances that feature puppets, animation and illustrated zines that convey the turbulence and positives of living with Asperger’s. His work has been presented at performance and art festivals and his short film ‘What It Feels Like’ has won several international awards.

Thom Scullion is an artist and facilitator specialising in immersion and play. He has worked with companies including Bristol Old Vic, Vox Liminis, Glasgow Youth Arts Hub, Firefly Arts, and the College Development Network. He recently completed a Masters of Research in Creative Practices at the Glasgow School of Art, where his research focused on participatory performance, roleplaying games and audience co-authorship. He has co-facilitated on three distinct research projects about drama and autism for Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and National Theatre Scotland.

Speakers to be announced.

DATE: Monday 15 April

TIME: 10.30am – 1.30pm

LOCATION: Rockvilla, National Theatre of Scotland, 125 Craighall Road, Glasgow G4 9TL

DEADLINE TO BOOK: Thursday 11 April

If this event is full and you would like to be added to the waiting list, please get in touch at email@nationaltheatrescotland.com with your contact details. 


This event is part of Engine Room: Diverging.



Our Engine Room programme has our Theatre Without Walls ethos at its heart. We bring artists together to develop skills, networks and create new work at the greatest reach of their imaginations and ambitions.

From April to June Engine Room will focus on multiplicity, cross-pollination and divergence through the lenses of identity, thought and art-form, as part of Engine Room: Diverging.

Running Time:

180 minutes

Accessible performances available:

  • Wheelchair Accessible