The Last Roller Coaster Written by Chris Nelson. Directed by Aubrey Snowden

About This Show

Viv’s life is a perpetual roller coaster.  She’s jaded, sexually voracious, and unstable. Following a fractured parade of bad relationships and worse choices, she vows to make a fresh start. In fits and starts, Viv takes the audience on a ride to reel in her appetites, confront her demons, and exit the carnival once and for all.  Only then can Viv embrace the ultimate challenge: herself.

about the artists

Chris Nelson (writer) earned an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied playwriting with Arthur Miller, Tony Kushner, and John Guare. She earned a BA in both English and Drama with a Film Certificate from Duke University. Chris was the Grand Prize winner of the Davenport Ten Minute Play Contest in 2013. Her writing has been recognized with an NEA grant, the Frank Nelson Doubleday Fellowship, two Benenson Awards in the Arts, the Reynolds Price Award and residency grants from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico in Taos, NM, the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, WY and the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony in Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica. Chris lives with the best two people in the world in Brooklyn.

Aubrey Snowden (director) is a NYC based director and choreographer, who recently worked with Leigh Fondakowski on the New York premiere of Spill at Ensemble Studio Theater. Previous directing credits include Betrayal by Harold Pinter for the Wilbury Group in Providence RI, Bigfoot Stole My Wife for BEDLAM at the Access Theater, and assisting Eric Tucker on the award winning, off-Broadway run of Sense and Sensibility at Judson Church. Aubrey has her MFA in Directing from Brown University Trinity Rep.

Thursday, June 1 at 7:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door



Estimated Runtime
80 minutes

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Directed by

Aubrey Snowden

Written by

Chris Nelson


Therese Plummer* – Viv

Olivia Khoshatefeh* – Sabine

Sylvia Kates* – Little Girl

Dennis Kozee* – Luke/Harris/Woody/Mitch/Eric

Maurice Jones* – Eddie/Tyler/Doc/Oliver/Ring Announcer

Amy Laird Webb – Amy/Mom

Amanda Dolan* – Suzanne/Bella/Jen

Craig Zisel – James

Susan Bennett* – Narrator

*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


Photo credit:

Audrey Snowden