Life After

By Britta Johnson, Directed by Annie Tippe

June 11 - July 17 in the Albert Theatre

Frank Carter famously authored self-help books. But Alice, his 16-year-old daughter, finds cold comfort in his positivity platitudes when he tragically never comes home one night. As she puzzles out the events of the day that changed her family forever, Alice’s relentless search for the facts reveals a more complicated truth. With big humor and bittersweet wit, this “luminous new musical…lush, poetic and surprisingly funny” (The San Diego Union-Tribune) explores how we move through and live with loss.


Press Releases

July 14, 2022: *Life After* Streaming Release

June 15, 2022: *Life After* Photos Release

May 27, 2022: *Life After* First-Look-and-Listen

April 27, 2022: Announcing Cast for *Life After*

January 5, 2022: 2021/2022 Season Update

Digital Press Kit

Access the Digital Press Kit for Life After photos and videos here.

Life After

  • Britta Johnson, Playwright
    Britta Johnson, Playwright

    Heralded by the Toronto Star as “Canadian musical theatre’s next great hope”, Britta Johnson is a writer, composer and lyricist based in Toronto. She made her American debut when Life After opened at the Old Globe in San Diego in 2019 following an extended, multiple Dora award-winning run at Canadian Stage in Toronto. Her other writing credits include: With her sister Anika Johnson: Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life (Outside the March, Dora nomination), Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan, Dora Award), Jacob Two-Two (YTP, Dora nomination), Trap Door (Theatre Sheridan). With Sara Farb: Kelly v. Kelly (Canadian Stage; winner of the Playwright’s Guild of Canada best new musical award), Reframed (Art Gallery of Ontario, Dora nomination). With Katherine Cullen: Stupidhead! (Dora nomination). She was the librettist for choreographer Robert Binet’s adaptation of The Kreutzer Sonata with Ballet Moscow and was recently named one of 50 Women to Watch by the Broadway Women’s Fund of America.

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  • Annie Tippe, Director
    Annie Tippe, Director

    Annie Tippe is a director and creator of new work, film and music theater. Recent: Premiere of Dave Malloy's Octet at the Signature Theatre (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Direction, SDC Callaway Award Finalist) and Ghost Quartet (Premiere, The Bushwick Starr, etc...), Leslye Headland's Cult of Love (Premiere, IAMA Theatre Company), Bess Wohl's Continuity (Goodman Theatre), Molly Beach Murphy & Jeanna Phillips’ Cowboy Bob (Village Theatre; New York Stage + Film), James & Jerome’s Ink (w. Rachel Chavkin, Under the Radar/Met Museum) and The Conversationalists (Bushwick Starr). Former Ars Nova Director-in-Residence, Drama League Directing Fellow, Williamstown Directing Corps.

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