Joan, mother of three adult men, explores the depths of her grief from losing one of her sons to PTSD

Lesley Berkowitz (Joan) is a local actor, devisor and physical theatre artist. Past work includes: Bad Hamlet ( producer/actor), Hattie in Last Plot in Revenge ( Brat Productions), Nathaniel in Love’s Labours Lost (Revolution Shakespeare) Bonnie Boxer in Animal Farm to Table ( Renegade Company). When not on stage she can be found at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. Love to John and my sweet little wigglypuff.



Kat Wilson (Playwright) is a Philadelphia based artist who studied Acting/Directing as an undergrad at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. She has worked with many Philadelphia/Allentown based theatres such as The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, The Pines Dinner Theatre, and Equalogy Inc. Touring Company. Kat works as an Actor at Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, an Artist Teacher at Yes! And… Collaborative Arts, while also nannying, singing, acting, “prop”-ing, and writing all over Philly! She is pumped to be making her professional playwrighting debut with The SS Marty and Suicide Stories. Through her artistic and professional endeavors, Kat is always trying to find a way to incorporate some facet of learning into theatre and music to educate youth and beyond on topics that otherwise get ignored. Her favorite roles have included Victim #3 in In the Words of the Dismissed (to raise Suicide Awareness), Jess in One Night (to educate students on date rape), and Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace (because SOMETIMES she likes to have fun). This piece is dedicated to veterans everywhere and those dealing with the struggles of suicide on any level.