Joan Kohn and Amanda Powell | pic by Anthony Aicardi

Joan Kohn and Amanda Powell | pic by Anthony Aicardi

The Chicago Tribune reviews the world premiere of THE ART OF DISAPPEARING and gives it 3 Stars in a review by Kerry Reid:

 

“Stephanie Alison Walker’s “The Art of Disappearing,” now in a sharp and often emotionally vital world premiere at 16th Street Theater, tackles the subject of dementia, the topic of many films and plays in recent years, from “Still Alice” to Bruce Graham’s “The Outgoing Tide” at Northlight Theatre a few years ago. As in Graham’s play, the central figures in Walker’s piece are a married couple and their grown child who has a conflicted relationship with the ailing parent. But both Walker’s play and director Ann Filmer’s staging take a fresh and mostly unsentimental approach to the question of how much forgetting and forgiving we need to do in times of crisis.


Read the entire Chicago Tribune review here.


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On Monday, February 15th at 8PM a staged reading of my new play American Home will be presented as part of the Living Room Series at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood.

AMERICAN HOME

By Stephanie Alison Walker

Directed by John Billingsley

With

Ray Abruzzo

Ellen Crawford

Bonita Friedericy

Miranda Kent

Kirsten Kollender

Chris L. McKenna

Anthony Montgomery

Carey Peters

When: Monday, February 15 at 8PM

Where: The Blank (2nd Stage Theatre) 6500 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Wilcox)

Cost: free, but they ask $8 suggested donation

American Home is about what happens when Americans lose their foothold in the American Dream. It follows several people in various stages of life losing their homes to foreclosure. It’s about people forced to renegotiate the American Dream, the extremes people go to when faced with losing everything and the resilience of the American spirit.

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