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A quirky, funny, twisted ride through the worst time in a young woman's life. Every word is true. 
OCD, an epic heartbreak, coming out of the closet, and a pandemic could drive anyone mad.

Recording of Driver's Seat West Coast Premiere is now available to rent.

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Download the Program from L.A. performance

Winner of Four Awards at the FRIGID Festival 2022 with FRIGID New York, including AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD and SOLD OUT AWARD

The Show

Based on true events this one-woman show tells the story of living with OCD, a once-in-a-lifetime heartbreak, a mental health hospitalization, coming out as queer, and, just possibly, learning how to drive. Written by and starring Ellie Brelis, her darkest moments are told with truth and humor as she finds her unique voice while navigating recovery.

Written in 2020 during a mental health crisis, hospitalization, and six months of intensive treatment, Ellie brings her story to the stage.

Please note this play discusses mental illness, suicidal ideation, and drug use. It may not be suitable for all viewers. 

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“Ellie Brelis commands the stage with a performance that veers from raw trauma to exhilarating hilarity, all the while maintaining a seemingly effortless balance of poise and control. Original, thought provoking, entertaining! See it!”

Casey Silver, Film Producer and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Universal Pictures


Driver's Seat

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