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Self-Injurious Behavior by Jessica Cavanagh

  • Urban Stages 258 West 30th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

EVENT: Self-Injurious Behavior

DATES: April 19-May 4, 2019


COST: Varies

ALAMO MANHATTAN PRODUCTIONS In Association with Obstinate Headstrong Girl, LLC Present SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR

Written by Jessica Cavanagh

Produced by Jessica Cavanagh and Bren Rapp Co-

Produced by Ronnie Marmo/Theatre 68

Associate Producer, Montgomery Sutton/Salt Pillar Productions, LLC

Directed by Marianne Galloway

SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR is based on playwright and star, Jessica Cavanagh’s, own story of loss, love and survival. When severely autistic, eleven-year-old Benjamin becomes a danger to himself, his divorced mother, Summer, makes the excruciating decision to admit him to a home for special needs kids. Seeking comfort, she visits her sisters in Portland who desperately and hilariously attempt to distract her with a weekend of escapism at the local renaissance faire. Plagued by haunting dreams of her son and memories of her marriage, Summer is forced to face the need to let go. Striking a chord across audience demographics thanks to its bittersweet and unique blend of honesty and humor, Jessica Cavanagh has captured, in telling her own story, a voice that speaks to the qualities within us all not only to cope with our own “unimaginables” but to continue to live, making the play more than just a story about autism or motherhood, but one about the resiliency of human nature.


100% of ticket sales go to benefit selected autism charities

VENUE: Urban Stages, 258 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001