Austin Scottish Rite Theater and Penfold Theatre Company present

The Risk Theater Initiative Production of




Written and Peformed by Sherry Jo Ward

Directed by Marianne Galloway


Two performances only!  |  April 19 & 20, 2018 




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STIFF is the hit fast-paced comedy about moving slow that has been an award-winning audience favorite at festivals, conferences, and theatres across the country. Actress (playwright Sherry Jo Ward) was suddenly facing a career-ending diagnosis with a super-rare neuromuscular disease called Stiff Person Syndrome. Instead, she turned it into an autobiographical one woman show that demonstrates her resilience, and her "sick" sense of humor. It's a unique hour of theatre that promises to stay with you. 

...a funny, profane, wrenching confessional from someone who never expected to find herself on the 'short bus.'"
-Dallas Morning News of the most honest, funny, compelling and unforgettable pieces of theater you might see in your lifetime."


Thursday, April 19th at 7:30pm

Friday, April 20th at 7:30pm


The performance is about 70 minutes. A conversation with the artist will be held after each performance.


$15 regular tickets or $10 for seniors (over 65), youth (under 12) and disabled. Buy tickets.


Stiff is written and performed by Sherry Jo Ward.


Produced in partnership with





Austin Scottish Rite Theater (Map it)

207 W. 18th Street

Austin, TX 78701


Free parking is available in the Austin Scottish Rite Theater parking lot. Space is limited. Paid parking is available on the street and in downtown surface lots and garages.




Season sponsors

Edward Jones, City of Round Rock


Show sponsors