Activities of Daily Living

  • Feb 7, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020
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!



Fran Syverson, Pasadena Independent

"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!”"

Shari Barrett, Broadway World

"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."