Welcome to
Joanna Lipari’s
Activities of Daily Living

When her Medicare card arrived with a special senior citizen “invisibility cloak,” one woman fought back. Incorporating innovative animation, Activities of Daily Living uses hilarious and poignant stories to weave together the threads of a life lived – and one that is hardly invisible. From noted LA stage director and TV writer, Kevin Larkin: “Proving that life is not just wasted on the young, Joanna Lipari’s brilliant solo show, Activities of Daily Living, guided by Beth Dunnington’s spot-on direction, faces the hard realities of (dare I say) aging? Lipari’s journey will stay with you. It is as much your story as hers.”

Written and performed by Joanna Lipari

Prologue/I Chase Ghosts

Activities of Daily Living, a Geriatric Assessment


“The first time I was suspended from school, I was in kindergarten…”

Elf Factory

How to make a buck…

Spider Hatchery

Reel-to-reel tapes…and when they end.

Zombie Suckers

“If I can chase the evil poltergeist from my brain…”

Once I Had A Secret Love

Auditioning can be tough on the body.

Black Umbrella

Coming of age and the wrong we do.

The Story That’s Hard To Write

It was great while it lasted.

Space is Vast

The remembrance of passion.

The Mayan

“I was a modern American woman. My life was eons removed from voodoo…I still don’t know if it was black magic or bad luck.”

Quatro Angeli

Angels are everywhere—and they will find you.

Parking Garage

When you get lost in a parking garage, the adventure begins…


“It seems that each of us is a tiny twig that falls from the universal tree. Little twigs, let’s band together.”

Water Runs Over Me

“Water runs over me and through me
to bring forth a wellness that gives me strength…”

Tour Schedule

Sierra Madre info
January 11-12, 20202PM, 7PMKahilu Theatre, Kamuela, Hawai’iPast event
February 7-23, 20202:30PM, 8PMSierra Madre Playhouse, Sierra Madre, CABuy Tickets
August 7-31, 2020TBDFringe Festival 2020, Edinburgh, ScotlandComing Soon

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