Written By Robert Axelrod
Directed By Ken Sawyer
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In the aftermath of an unforeseen life-changing event, Patti, a well-meaning mother, decides to become a volunteer for a suicide hotline, where laughter, tears, and a new understanding bridge the divide between people from very different walks of life. 

ROBERT AXELROD is a writer based in Los Angeles, originally hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Robert is a current member of the Road Theatre Company’s Under Construction Playwriting Group, as well as the Warner Bros. Discovery Access Writers Program. He is a past recipient of the Humanitas New Voices fellowship, CineStory TV fellowship, and was part of the inaugural class of the Jewish Writer Initiative’s Digital Storyteller Lab. Robert was named one of the winners of the Echo Theater Company’s inaugural playwriting competition and previously won the ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition, which led to his award-winning play receiving a staged reading with the IAMA Theatre Company, as part of their New Works Festival. Most recently, Robert was a finalist for the 2024 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Robert is a proud Summa Cum Laude graduate of Syracuse University where he holds a BFA in Drama.

Ken Sawyer is an award-winning director based in Los Angeles, California. His work has spanned a wide range of venues with projects that include musicals, plays, experimental theatre, concerts and special events. Ken is a founding member and former artistic board member of The Road Theatre Company where he directed the award winning Woman in Black and The Angels of Lemnos. His collaboration with Jon Imparato and the Los Angeles LGBT Center further built his reputation as a lover of theater that not only entertains and thrills the senses, but also tackles challenging and thought provoking issues with shows like Hit the Wall and The Goat. Ken is currently an adjunct professor at USC where he teaches directing. He is also a graduate if The Juilliard School. For more information go to


JEN – Chelsea Gonzalez*
DREW – Ray Paolantonio*
KAI – Mitchell Gerrard Johnson
MAYA – Xoë Sazzle
SARAH-BETH – Bebe Katsenes
PATTI – Amy Tolsky*
Stage Directions – Kate Huffman*
Live Music – Joh Chase

*Road Company Member