Lisa Loomer has done it again. She’s simultaneously written a riotously funny play and tackled an important social issue. She’s applied her gift for blending. Distracted – Acting Edition has 63 ratings and 7 reviews. Matt said: Essentially a play about the complexity of raising a child with ADHD. The humor is v. Playwright Lisa Loomer explores the question, “What is A.D.D. in an A.D.D. world ?” in her play “Distracted,” opening at Virginia Tech on Oct. 3.

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Books by Lisa Loomer. Its funny and thought provoking and can be enjoyed by anyone who doesn’t have the IQ of a brain dead duck who’s had a whole frontal lobotomy and just smoked a pound of weed. If this is an argument about not medicating children with mental illnesses or learning disabilities, it’s not a good one. Tagged in this Story.

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The ending of the play kind of just “happens” not a lot gets resolved but ends on a little hopeful note. Mama asks if having to take drugs makes kids depressed, and Dad even goes so far as to say he’ll divorce Mama if she continues to keep Jesse distractsd drugs.

Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sara Townsend rated it it was amazing Dec 02, distractef After two acts of deepening conundrum, denouement will strike aud as either maddeningly trite or magically right.


Distracted , a CurtainUp review

As someone who has spent years dealing with mental health issues, this play is easily one of the most offensive things I’ve ever read. But for many, the laughs may be of chastened recognition. Molly rated it liked it Aug 01, Medication is seen as a detriment and a cause for more problems, such as when Jesse in Act Two is described as “rather like a zombie” or when he says “It makes me feel like I’ve got bugs inside!

I’m going to address what the previous two said and explain what they don’t understand about Distracted. Karnes “breaking character” to go on the record about how much Ritalin has helped. His teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder.

Lisa Loomer’s ‘Distracted’ diagnoses our society’s ADD – The Boston Globe

User Review – Flag as inappropriate A very underated play. This play tackles a modern issue- ADHD, the true clinical disorder, but also the idea of our society itself contributing to people unable to concentrate.

Winston Duke has had quite a year. His function is to act as the mouthpiece for skepticism, no matter what cause or treatment Mama investigates.

My biggest complaint was with the character with OCD. Then she hits them distracetd a painful, distrcted zinger. Find more parking information online or call This is despite Dr. Open Preview See a Problem? Like Ritalin and other pharmacological treatments, today’s technology offers enormous benefits — and equally enormous side effects.


Directed by Leonard Foglia. Jan 03, Michael rated it really liked it.

In its preem at the Mark Taper Forum, play may exhaust and at times dismay, but its fundamental warmth and sincerity are consistently disarming. Want to Read saving….

Distracted poses questions surrounding attention deficit disorder

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Universal Access Toggle Universal Access. Also, Distracted came out in when smartphones were still pretty new, and the ongoing debate of how big a distraction smartphones are is more recent. Lots of breaking the 4th wall, which I like but might not have universal appeal. Most of the story and ideas are good, but the ending might be a bit of a cop out Now onstage at the Central Square Theater in an Underground Railway production, the play is a b.