** Content warning: Shattered contains discussion of distressing themes including but not limited to sexual assault, domestic violence, suicidal ideation and strong language - 16+ age recommendation **
In third grade, Diana kicked her crush in the crotch and her love life didn’t improve from there. What starts as an innocent look into her relationship past, turns into a comedic and heartbreakingly raw exploration of dating, dysfunction, and sexual devastation - told through the voices of 35 characters.
Using flashback, narration, and personification of a shattered psyche, Diana engages comedy to take us through tragedy - ultimately telling the tale, of one individual picking up the broken pieces of herself and learning to live again.
‘A woman of 1,000 faces’ (SplashMags.com).
‘ Truly epic’ (NoHoArtsDistrict.com).
‘ A real tour-de-force’ (BouquetsBrickbatsReviews.com).
‘A raw, visceral dissection of the human psyche’ (BroadwayBaby.com).
BIO: Diana Varco (playwright/performer) is a UCB/Groundlings trained improvisor, story-teller and actress using humor to heal. Her solo show Shattered uses comedy and character-work to explore mental health, the impact of sexual assault, power of Shame, post-traumatic growth, and much more! Since its premiere in 2017, Shattered has graced many stages in LA, NYC (off-Broadway), and a recent 25 show run at Edinburgh Fringe. With 10+ years in comedy, Diana co-created the variety show Ladies' Night - which ran 5+ years - co-created the improv-based web series Riding Buddies and co-wrote the pilot MomCircle. Visit www.dianavarco.com or follow @dianavarco!
BIO: Jessica Lynn Johnson (Director) - Jessica Lynn Johnson, is a published playwright, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, Board member of the LA Women's Theatre Festival and Founder & CEO of Soaring Solo Theatre Company LLC. For over a decade she has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her own 25 character one person shows and taught an ongoing FREE solo theatre class, as well as paid private coaching sessions to guide solo artists in the development of their 1 person plays.
For more info, please visit: https://www.soaringsolostudios.com/
Doors 3:30 PM, show 4:00 PM.
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