Double (XX) Fest 2.0 Profile: It’s Not Really Suicide, Is It?


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It’s Not Really Suicide, Is It? by Persephone Vandegrift, directed by Julianne Christie

About the Play: 

The casualties of war are not always visible. Brian, a young decorated war veteran suffering from PTSD, has committed suicide, leaving his younger brother, John, and Brian’s on-off again partner, Nicole, to confront their fear, anger, grief, and confusion over Brian’s tragic decision. 

About the Playwright:

When she is not wandering around the Underworld, Persephone Vandegrift can be found above world exploring the forgotten, the bizarre, the troubled, and the uncomfortable stories through stage, screen and literary venues.
To keep tabs on more of her writing adventures, please visit her websites or

About the Director:

Julianne has been active in the theater communities of Seattle and Los Angeles most of her life, including a National Tour of ‘Mame’ and a Dramalogue Award for her portrayal of Lorna Moon in Clifford Odets ‘Golden Boy’.  She has starred in numerous television shows including NYPD Blue and Nash Bridges, Guest Star roles on Smallville, Dead Like Me, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek Enterprise, and over 40 sitcoms.  Selected film roles include Encino Man, The Nutty Professor, and Bounce to name a few.. Many Independant Films and one of the thrills of her career happened here in Seattle working with Director Sue Corcoran, where she had a delicous part in ‘Ira Finkelstiens Christmas’ along side Elliot Gould and David DeLuise. Due out November 2012. Adding Educator and Director to her resume in the last couple of years, Julianne is very excited to sit in the directors chair on the DoubleXX fest.     

Don’t miss It’s Not Really Suicide, Is It?, Opening May 3-6!