The Sex Lives of Strangers by Erik Patterson

An agoraphobic woman happily shows her body to strangers online — but she won’t let you know what’s going on in her head. A gay escort falls in love with a client — but he still makes the guy pay for it. An unsatisfied housewife finally pursues her dreams of acting — but her only experience is pretending to have a happy marriage. A husband tries to satisfy his wife’s sexual urges — but he’d rather be with another man. These four seeming strangers are connected in ways they could never imagine. But everything will be illuminated in a heartbreaking game of Truth or Dare, on a night when their lives will be irrevocably changed…

Meet your Playwright:  

ERIK PATTERSON is a playwright and screenwriter. He recently won the Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle Award for One of the Nice Ones, which had its world premiere at The Echo Theater Company in 2016. His plays have been nominated for the Ovation Award, the Stage Raw Award, the LA Weekly Award, and the GLAAD Media Award. His writing for TV has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, as well as garnering the Humanitas Prize and the Writer’s Guild Award. Erik is a graduate of Occidental College and the British American Drama Academy.

Meet your Director:  

Andre Barron returns to The Summer Playwrights Festival for the sixth time with Erik Patterson’s “The Sex Lives of Strangers.” As resident director of The Road Theatre Company, he recently received Best Direction Award for Edward Albee’s “The Play About The Baby” by Broadway World at The Road. Acclaimed productions include: “Things Being What They Are” by Wendy MacLeod, “The Other Place” by Sharr White & “Little Children Dream Of God” by Jeff Augustin for The Road Theatre Company.

Andre recently directed “I Ted E” written and performed by David Strassman currently on Tour in Australia to name a few.Andre is slated to direct West Coast Premiere “A Delicate Ship” by Anna Ziegler in January 2018 for The upcoming new Season at The Road Theatre Company.


Ru…Kimberly Alexander

Mick…Paul Witten

Julianne…Blaire Chandler (AEA)

Dylan…Adam Peltier

Stage Directions…Jacob Smith

Friday, August 4th at 8:00 pm

The Road on Lankershim

(5108 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601)


Ticketing Information:

No reservations or advance tickets.

Admission is a $15 suggested donation.

Or buy a festival pass for a $50 suggested donation!


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