The Switch

By Charlie O’Leary
Directed by Ivey Lowe

"Renowned psychotherapist Dr. Tess Coleman is coming soon to a podcast feed near you! Phone in to 515-978-1695 and she might just answer your call on the show!" In The Switch, a gay playwright adapts the 2003 Jamie Lee Curtis star vehicle Freaky Friday into a solo show podcast.

The Switch contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence.

Virtual performance Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. CST

"Role-playing! Her idea. New therapeutic technique. Switching points of view." - Freaky Friday (2003)

"This is terrifying; I am capable of anything." - Sarah Lunnie, for Salon

The Switch is a work of fiction inspired by the writing of Steve Almond, John Paul Brammer, Daniel M. Lavery, Dan Savage, and Cheryl Strayed; as well as by Sarah Lunnie’s 2016 Salon piece “Maybe the word ‘rapist’ is a problem,” Susan Choi’s novel Trust Exercise, Davey Wreden’s game The Beginner’s Guide - and of course, Freaky Friday.

Special Thanks

Dennis Corsi, Louis Lopardi, the Fresh Fruit Festival, and Christine Scarfuto. The Switch was developed via the Project Y Playwrights Group and the MFF Writers Group; it was first presented at the Dixon Place HOT! Festival.