Coping

Author: Jacob Marx Rice

Coping

Description: When Connor commits suicide, his friends are left grasping the shards of his life in this hilariously dark comedy about surviving loss.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 10/27/2015
Content Advisory: Mild swearing. Mild romance. Sophisticated and often disturbing discussions of mental illness and suicide.
1 Act, 75 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male, 1 Gender Neutral

NOTE: Coping is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Rochelle at rd@indietheaternow.com.

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Comedy · Dark Comedy · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Gay and Lesbian · Gender and Sexuality · Grief and Mourning · Meta · Mostly Female Characters · Naturalism/Realism · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Social Issues · The Theatre

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 2015

Original Production Information

Coping was first performed at the New York Internatonal Fringe Festival in 2015. It was directed by Anna Strasser and produced by Audra Arnaudon. The Assistant Director was Esther M. Cohen. The Stage Manager was Heather Olmstead. The cast was as follows:

SARAH.................................... Lauren LaRocca
JESSICA................................. Lipica Shah
TAYLOR.................................. Lauren Hennessy
LUCAS.................................... Jonathan Hopkins
JANIE...................................... Scott Thomas
STAGE MANAGER................. Heather Olmstead