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

Recommended by

  • Evan Baughfman:
    26 Jul. 2021
    An interesting and lovely story about the power of connecting with strangers during difficult times.
  • 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.

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

  • Fringe
    ,
    Short+Sweet Dublin
    ,
    2021
  • Workshop
    ,
    Atlantic Acting School’s C2 One Act Play Festival
    ,
    2021
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Actors Studio of Newburyport
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    The Alternative Theater Company (Off-Broadway Showcase)
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Midtown International Theatre Festival
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    Unknown Artists
    ,
    2017

Awards

Winner
,
Short Play Festival
,
The Actors Studio of Newburyport
,
2021
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