A THERAPY SESSION WITH MYSELF by Anthony J Piccione

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In this semi-autobiographical drama by Anthony J. Piccione, Alex Grayson — a young college student and aspiring writer with social anxiety, depression, and Asperger’s syndrome — receives a mysterious visit from “himself,” a human incarnation of his inner consciousness. As they interact, Alex is forced to reflect on his own flaws and personality quirks, as well as some of the darkest and most painful memories of his adolescence, while also pondering the question of whether or not he can overcome his inner demons, and ultimately build a brighter future for himself.

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CHARACTERS

ALEX – A young college student and aspiring writer with anxiety, depression and Asperger’s syndrome, horribly bullied when he was younger, and afraid of putting himself back out into the world.

YOU – A human reflection of the other half of Alex’s consciousness.

ME – Alex’s past self, appearing in flashbacks.

KATE – Alex’s mother.

RAY – Alex’s father.

LILY – Alex’s little sister.

HENRY – Alex’s best friend and one of the few he has left.

KELLY – Alex’s ex-girlfriend.

PROFESSOR COLLINS – Alex’s writing mentor.

BETH – Alex’s acting mentor.

TIM – Alex’s ex-college roommate.

PHILIP – Alex’s ex-college roommate.

ENSEMBLE – Students, professors, teachers, hospital patients etc.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • Off-Broadway run at the Kraine Theater – May 18, 2019-May 16, 2020 (New York, NY)
  • World premiere at the Hudson Guild Theatre as part of the New York Theatre Festival’s 2019 NYWinterfest – January 15-19, 2019 (New York, NY)
  • Developmental reading at the Dramatists Guild Foundation – October 5, 2017 (New York, NY)

 

REVIEWS

Review Quotes
“…a really amazing show with a super important message! It was a good reminder to check in with yourself and to not ignore what your mind is telling you. As someone who deals with mental illnesses, it was really amazing to see my struggles portrayed on stage in such a truthful way!”
-Fit for Broadway
“This is not a comfortable play, but it is an honest one … It is a truly moving play that provides unflinching, unedited, and honest insight into how some with Asperger’s syndrome, as well as social anxiety and depression, might be feeling.”
-OnStage Blog
“…a thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of one artist’s struggle to move through mental disorder to a better self-understanding and state of self-acceptance and worth.”
-Five-Star Arts Journals
“… a well constructed play. Mr. Piccione tells his story, and integrates the flashbacks with considerable skill. [The performances] are solid and effective. The dialogue is beautifully written, and the ancillary personalities well thought out. “
-Hi! Drama
“…a glimpse of what life can be like when we let our phobias get the best of us.”
-Opplaud NY
“Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Brave, Intense, Relevant”
-Various users on Show-Score.com
 
Additional Press
 
Made Visible Podcast interview with playwright Anthony J. Piccione – https://harperspero.com/podcast-notes/anthonypiccione
Radio Free Brooklyn  interview with playwright Anthony J. Piccione – https://megaphone.link/RADIO3339840372

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