Graduate Theatre production of "Puzzles" at the Oxford Community Arts Center

written and directed by DayDay Robinson

Dayday RobinsonMiami University department of theatre presents "Puzzles,” written and directed by graduate student DayDay Robinson, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8, at the Oxford Community Arts Center.

“Puzzles” is about four individuals with autism. Marcus, 18, becomes physically aggressive when upset or confused. Eric, 33, is trying to find love and understand social ques. Kayla, 15, is a foster child passed from different homes who is just trying to find a family to call her own and Bobby, 10, is trying to understand the changes with his body. Each of these characters tells a story from an important day of their lives and are able to find voices in a society that leaves them voiceless.

"This play is about disabilities with the main focus on autism. I hope that when people see this play that they start questioning what it means to be "normal," and realize that although we are all different, we can all coexist and fit together like puzzle pieces," Robinson said.

DayDay Robinson is a 2nd-year graduate student at Miami, pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in theatre. Her work on this play serves as a partial fulfillment of the creative thesis process within Miami's master of theatre program.

Tickets, $10 online and for adults, $7 students, are available at and at the Oxford Community Arts Center, Mon-Fri 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

The proceeds from this production will be donated to Autism Speaks as well as to the Oxford Community Arts Center. To learn more about Autism speaks, visit

Pictured above: DayDay Robinson