Phone Friend

Returning to the light after descending to the depths of personal tragedy can be a dark, difficult chore… but, when a chance wrong number links two complete strangers in the middle of the night, their common humanity may just help them survive their personal demons.
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Phone Friend

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  • Jack Levine:
    21 Nov. 2020
    JONATHAN JOSEPHSON has written a play of two people ‘meeting’ by a chance wrong number. “Phone Friend” touches on our emotional need to be connected, even to a stranger, when we are struggling with the loss of a loved one. I love the realistic buildup of the friendship of these two people. This is a perfect play for Zoom and would be just as great onstage.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    22 Jul. 2020
    A fantastic play about the power of generosity and the value human connection can have on someone's life. Well done.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    22 Feb. 2020
    A moving and very emotional play by Josephson. We can plan and plan on so many things, but Chance often plays the bigger card and that is certainly the case with Phone Friend and it proves that each and every one of us has the possibility to play a bigger role in someone else's life.

Character Information

  • Traci
    30s-50s,
    Female
    A blogger
  • Henry
    30s-50s,
    Male
    A lighting guy

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Alternative Theater Company
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    "A Night in JJ's Shorts" - Force of Nature Productions
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    The Alternative Theater Company (Off-Broadway Showcase)
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Midtown International Theatre Festival
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    Unknown Artists
    ,
    2017

Awards

Shortlist
,
Short+Sweet Dublin
,
2020
2nd Place Winner (Top 60 of 3,000+)
,
Smith and Kraus Best 10 Minute Plays
,
2019
Finalist
,
Altered Minds
,
The Alternative Theater Company
,
2019
Finalist
,
International 10 Minute Play Festival
,
Seoul Players
,
2018