Life Defying Acts

One sister tries to take her life...

the other battles to get it back.

A tale of two sisters caught in the throes of America’s epidemic wave of juvenile depression and young adult suicide; the toll and atonement and what lies beyond.

Finalist: 2019 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition

Winner: 2017 UMass New PlayLab

5 actors: 3F, 2M (diversity encouraged)

Running time: ~1hr 40 min with intermission

Written responses received:

Life Defying Acts is intense and intriguing from beginning to end. I appreciate Dickler's bravery to create this play and I hope there are more like it to come.

I was thoroughly impressed and overcome with emotion during the play. It was beautifully written and so cool how so many controversial topics could be addressed.

Life Defying Acts was outstanding. It made me question my religion and life for the first time.

I love this play! It's amazing that Pam could take a traumatic event and create a piece of such artistry. It shows what it means to be a true artist.