Dead and Breathing
by Chisa Hutchinson
directed by Jonathan McCrory
In Dead and Breathing, cranky old Carolyn Whitlock has been in hospice for far too long and just wants to die. When she tries to convince a loud, oversharing, and very Christian nurse to assist her suicide, she has to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to end it. Through surprising humor and persistent questioning, Dead and Breathing investigates morality, mortality and the intense tug-of-war between the right to die with dignity and the idea of life as a gift.
The production stars Lizan Mitchell (Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress) and Nikki Walker with a production team that includes Maruti Evans (scenic design), Alan Edwards (lighting design), Karen Perry (costume design), Justin Hicks (sound design), Valerie Gladstone (Special Effects) Halle Morse (stage management), Belynda Hardin (production manager), Ngozi Anyanwu (production assistant).