Dear Jeff: A Musical Comedy About Suicide & Domestic Abuse

musicals and operas · good shows · Ages 17+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere

WINNER — The Encore! Producers’ Award (2019)
WINNER — Best of The Broadwater (2019)
WINNER — Soaring Solo Artist Award (2019)
WINNER – The Outdoor Voices Festival “Conversation Creation” Award (2019)
NOMINEE — 2Cents Theatre Distinctive Voices Award (2019)

A one-woman musical with original songs written and performed by Callie Ott. Based on her true story, Callie was in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend Jeff. But if she ever broke up with him, he would threaten to kill himself. Finally, she did… and he did. The most formative moment in Callie’s life, DEAR JEFF is a story of forgiveness, whether you choose to give it or not.

Produced by Conor Hanney. Music arranged by Joshua Rutkowski. Photo by Harley Alexander.

Song List:
“Sad, Sad Life”
“Therapy is Cool”
“Dear Jeff”
“Blinded by Love”
“Ocean Blast in My Pants”
“Church Girl”
“I Got Dis”
“Slut It Out”
“Breaking Away”
“Should’ve Could’ve”

Production Team

joshua rutkowski *

musical director

matthew quinn *

encore producer

callie ott *


* Fringe Veteran