The Sad Life Of A Happy Man

Solo Show · soaring solo studios · Ages 13+ · United States of America

Content Warning one person show world premiere


This piece peels back the facade of showmanship and personifies what happens when a man confronts the fractured parts of himself to realize his purpose for living. When he tries to uncover this purpose, he is tossed into the throws of depression, and suicidal ideation, and must figure out if it’s all worth it before the clock runs out. A storyteller broken into pieces. If you had the chance to peer inside the mind of an artist on the brink of disaster… would you do it? CONTENT NOTE: Possibly disturbing material that includes suicide, self-hatred, depression, some F-bombs, and other colorful language. *The June 17th performance will be ASL Interpreted. ***My Mission: For as long as I perform this show, half of all profits earned will be donated to a mental health organization doing real, impactful work for those who are struggling. The debut of this show will directly support The JED Foundation. YOU will be helping make a difference with your ticket purchase. Thank you for supporting me in this mission! The JED Foundation: Photo Credit: Cara Walton Photography (

Production Team

mandy bics *

production photographer

katherine knipp willis *

movement & embodiment coach

lauren devera *


shayna freedman *

acting & embodiment coach

jannica olin *

program designer

andres ponce *

key art designer

heather dowling *

director & character coach

tl forsberg *

asl interpreter

amanda leigh ponce *

key art supervisor

cara z. walton *

key art photographer

carla delaney *

character voice consultant

nick foran *

lighting designer

* Fringe Veteran