Feb 07 - Feb 23 , 2020

Activities of Daily Living

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When her Medicare card arrived with a special senior citizen “invisibility cloak,” one woman fought back. Incorporating innovative animation, Activities of Daily Living uses hilarious and poignant stories to weave together the threads of a life lived – and one that is hardly invisible. From noted LA stage director and TV writer, Kevin Larkin: “Proving that life is not just wasted on the young, Joanna Lipari’s brilliant solo show, Activities of Daily Living, guided by Beth Dunnington’s spot-on direction, faces the hard realities of (dare I say) aging? Lipari’s journey will stay with you. It is as much your story as hers.”

Written and performed by Joanna Lipari

Prior to its LA debut at Sierra Madre Playhouse, Activities of Daily Living sold out and received standing ovations for both performances in Hawaii.

Watch a 30 second teaser here!

See Joanna's full interview with KGEM-TV here!

Recent Reviews

"I found Lipari's encouragement to write about our own lives by sharing an event which triggered an emotional response that continues to resonate in our memory as a way to acknowledge where we have been and how we wish to live out our own golden years, a real challenge that I hope to explore with similar authenticity." - Shari Barrett, Broadway World

"At times hilarious, at times waxing a bit philosophical as she reminisces, Lipari takes us on a fast-paced trip we can all enjoy. She asks, “Who am I?” And answers, “I am me!”" - Fran Syverson, Pasadena Independent


Cast Members
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Joanna Lipari


Written by

Joanna Lipari

Directed by

Beth Dunnington

Animation Director

Anna Bron

Animation Producer

Ron Diamond

Sound Design

Christopher Moscatiello


Arts for LA LA country arts commission Pasadena Tournament of Roses Sierra Madre Community Foundation The Spero Foundation