I know I said black can make you look slimmer, but you don’t have to go all the way!
I like it!
Woooo….OMG what is this? So why are you dressing like this?
Oh, I’m a member of the Autism Wishes foundation.
On the last week of November, we dress as witches and wizards so when people ask us why we’re wearing this, we can tell them we’re raising awareness for the kids with autism.
Wow! That’s such a noble cause! Good for you Yang Lin!
Did that just happen? That was weird.
Hey Lin! Hey Ted!
You ready to rehearse? I’ve got the studio downstairs. Great, let’s go.
Ted, You are in this too? Yeah.
How do I know nothing about it? You two are trying to shut me out, aren’t you?
Yeah. No, of course not.
We just thought you wouldn’t be interested.
And Brenna said she’s already at the set…
As in intern Brenna? Can I come？
Are you a member? I can be!
This event is members only, plus you don’t even have a wizard costume! So…Sorry Mike.
Yang Lin, we really have to rehearse now.
Hold on, hold on. Ok guys, just hold on.
Do you remember my brother, Richard? He was totally the male lead in his high school play.
And that has anything to do with you…?
I got the same genes! I OBSERVED. Please guys, let me play.
That way I have something to talk to Brenna about later.
OK, you can come with us. But only OBSERVE.
Alight, I will take what I can get!
Our goal is to teach kids how to interact with autistic kids.
I play a wizard with autism who lives in broom county on Mars.
And you, a girl from the earth comes to his little town, but he doesn’t want to interact with you because he has autism. Exactly.
Guys, You know? When I was in college, my roommate had autism.
So, just…just… Firsthand experience, just saying.
Oh, Then is there a better way to communicate with him?
Well, I mean. If you need my help, you’re gonna have to write me into the script somehow.
I’m pretty sure we can figure this out ...by ourselves.
The wizard has autism and he’s living in his own world.
He spends all day turning little stones into animals.
Aww, that’s cute! I really don’t like the story.
It’s got no plot. What you guys need is a professional to spice it up.
Aka, this guy! Mike. Shush! OBSERVE.
So you put on this witch’s hat.
He starts teaching you some of his spells, so you get to know his world.
Get into his world by…
Where did you get that costume? I mean, it makes you look really… evil.
Zip it. But Lin. Where did you get that costume?
It looks really good on you.
Oh really? Thanks. This old lady on the street just gave it me for free!
Take it. I don’t know it’s kinda creepy, but it looks OK!
So we have to say some things a wizard would say.
Oh, like a spell! Yeah, like Abracadabra!
Wait, Abra what?
Abracadabra, like…Abracadabra, turn into a rabbit! You’ve seen it in the movies.
In the movies. Here you try. Ok, well let’s try on Mike.
Ok seriously, all these kid’s stuff. This is immature.
Abracadabra, dog! Abracadabra, turtle! Oh my gosh.
I…did I? Oh my gosh.
Your hat really does have magic powers. It does?
You put Mike under a spell. Turn him back! Turn him back!
Abracadabra, Mike! Who are you?
I’m Mike Lee, who are you? And why am I here?
Wrong Mike! Turn him back!
Turn him back into a turtle! Abracadabra, turtle!
It worked again. Let’s get out of here. Yeah this is way too creepy.
This is going to take forever…
Go all the way
The U.S. government shutdown in October didn’t go all the way. Essential personnel were kept on the job.