Death Play


Written and Performed by Lisa Dring
Directed by Jessica Hanna

World Premiere Production
Opening Saturday, March 19 at Atwater Village Theatre
Pay-What-You-Can Previews March 17 & 18
Performances through April 23
Tickets $15 online and at the door
Student and group discounts available; email

Death Play is an exploration of the echoes we leave behind. It’s a story about the great magic and total crap of dying.

“As someone who’s seen a lot of death in my lifetime, and as a caregiver for more than a few of those who have died, these thoughts and others bubbled up again in the aftermath of the show. I commend Ms Dring for her bravery – and bravura – in walking onstage and sharing her own very personal experiences with death, as well as her feelings of inadequacy in its face.” –  Los Angeles Post

“Death Play is a thought-provoking and energizing play bound to resonate with anyone who has confronted death (or knows they will someday).” – Dumpling Magazine

“It is one of those unique performances that forces deep thought and which ignites a process that will resonate within you for days or possibly even years after you have left the theatre… a compelling canvas of human existence with an emphasis on its inevitable end.” –

“…Perhaps Death Play is divisive, and perhaps it doesn’t speak of death as much as some people want it to. But for those who aren’t looking for a recreation of their own reality, it may be just the thing: powerful and connective because it is human; honest and dynamic because it’s Lisa Dring, speaking from her boisterous and tragicomic heart.” – Redefine Magazine

Death Play received its festival premiere in July 2015 as a part of Son of Semele Theater’s Solo Creation Festival in Los Angeles, and has also been developed with Actors Theatre of Louisville and One Year Lease Theater Company.

Written and Performed by Lisa Dring
Directed by Jessica Hanna
Produced by Camille Schenkkan
Associate Produced by Ian-Julian Williams and Jen Kays
Set and Lighting Design by Kirk Wilson
Co-Lighting Design by Joey Guthman
Sound Design by Jeff Gardner, with additional sound by Ray Salas
Costume Design by Ann Closs-Farley
Stage Managed by Candice Clasby
House Manager: Wellesley Daniels

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Location: Atwater Village Theatre, Theatre #4, 3269 Casitas Ave., LA CA 90039

Free street and lot parking along Casitas Avenue. We recommend arriving early for best parking options.