by touring company

Apr. 19 - Apr. 20, 2018

A fast-paced story about moving slow. Award-winning Dallas actress Sherry Jo Ward chronicles her struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome, an incredibly rare disease which impairs her mobility and causes her unexplained pain. Part stand-up comedy, part PowerPoint presentation, STIFF is a "must-see" theatrical event - a unique and engaging first person account of what it means to re-assess one’s own goals and ambition when confronted with a life-altering diagnosis.

STIFF was the unanimous standout at the Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) in Dallas. It won recognition for Best Actress and Best New Play from the Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum and now receives its Austin premiere in co-production with Austin Scottish Rite Theater.


...a funny, profane, wrenching confessional from someone who never expected to find herself on the 'short bus.'"
-Dallas Morning News


one of the most honest, funny, compelling and unforgettable pieces of theater you might see in your lifetime." TheatreJones



by Sherry Jo Ward
touring company

April 19 - April 20, 2018
Scottish Rite Theater
207 West 18th Street
Austin, TX, 78701

Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Produced by Austin Scottish Rite Theater and Penfold Theatre
Information at

Enjoy this show in the historic, intimate setting of Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin's oldest and dearest theater!

Tickets $10 - $15 plus service fees via