A fast-paced story about moving slow. Award-winning Dallas actress Sherry Jo Ward chronicles her struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome, an incredibly rare disease which impairs her mobility and causes her unexplained pain. Part stand-up comedy, part PowerPoint presentation, STIFF is a "must-see" theatrical event - a unique and engaging first person account of what it means to re-assess one’s own goals and ambition when confronted with a life-altering diagnosis.
STIFF was the unanimous standout at the Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) in Dallas. It won recognition for Best Actress and Best New Play from the Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum and now receives its Austin premiere in co-production with Austin Scottish Rite Theater.
"...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."
Ages: High school and up