Presented by Austin Scottish Rite Theater and Penfold Theatre
Produced by The Risk Theatre Initiative
Written and performed by Sherry Jo Ward
Directed by Marianne Galloway
April 19-20, 2018
STIFF is the hit fast-paced comedy about moving slow that has been an award-winning audience favorite at festivals, conferences, and theatres across the country. Actress (playwright Sherry Jo Ward) was suddenly facing a career-ending diagnosis with a super-rare neuromuscular disease called Stiff Person Syndrome. Instead, she turned it into an autobiographical one woman show that demonstrates her resilience, and her "sick" sense of humor. It's a unique hour of theatre that promises to stay with you.
In the news
...a funny, profane, wrenching confessional from someone who never expected to find herself on the 'short bus.'"
-Dallas Morning News
...one of the most honest, funny, compelling and unforgettable pieces of theater you might see in your lifetime."
Produced in partnership with Austin Scottish Rite Theater. Sponsored by Larry Najvar of Edward Jones, City of Round Rock and the Texas Commission on the Arts.