From our chair:
Square Circle Theatre CIC was born 2013. It was created by a woman who had been lucky as a child to have people around her building her talent. She remembers having a great time performing in shows, making costumes and meeting like-minded people. It was a million miles away from poverty and malnutrition at home.
Now in business, she feels commercial businesses should share social responsibility. That’s why SCT was born.
Our founder discovered she had Asperger's Syndrome at the age of 58. She had always known she was different and she was very much aware of the difficulties she had encountered throughout her life with relationships, social settings, education, and sensory situations. She became determined to provide a safe space and setting where others with Invisible Disabilities could find calm, soft lighting, natural background sounds and clean food.
It is policy for SCT to employ people with invisible disabilities to help them improve their skills for employment and social skills in social settings. This complies with SCT objects as outlined in their Articles of Association. People with Asperger's often lock themselves away and avoid human contact or conversation. Working at the café is perfect for them. Its sensory and calm atmosphere suits their needs. One of its employees has become a master baker and has gained friends by volunteering to be trained as a Sound and Light technician for 3MT. He has opened doors instead of closing them.
SCT is now forming an amateur dramatics group to support autistic and invisible disability social needs. If you know of anyone interested in drama/acting please contact:
If you visit the Square Circle Theatre website you’ll find more information on events and projects.
Chair of SCT and Director of 3MT