Ashland Playwright Puts Suicide On Stage

Nov 15, 2017

Suicide is on the rise in the United States, up in a steady trend since the beginning of the century. 

Rogue Valley resident Shoshana Alexander experienced it in her own life; her sister committed suicide.  Alexander put that experience and others into an original play, "Taking Our Life: Suicide, Ecocide and Daring to Live."

Alexander and other actors will perform the play this weekend (Nov. 17-19) in Ashland. 

She visits the studio along with Jodie Sneller, the executive director at WinterSpring, a program to help people deal with grief and loss.   

WinterSpring features a separate ceremony for Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, Saturday in Medford.