Poster by Marjorie Gallant
Not Always Happy
A humorous, sharp and subversive true-life adventure tale about finding and raising the mighty Thorin that will change how you think about people with Down syndrome. Written and performed by Kari Wagner-Peck, blogger of the popular atypicalson.com and contributor to The New York Times, Huffington Post, and other media outlets.
"poignant and refreshingly funny"
-- The Portland Phoenix
"she provides the ultimate gift of any storyteller: a testimony to our shared humanity that derives from one person’s peculiar journey."
-- The Portland Press Herald
Winner of the 2017 "PortFringe Pulitzer Award" for excellence in writing.
Two-time recipient of Maine Arts Commission grants.
Female solo performer/storyteller
Production & Development History
Reading at Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England, January 2017
Workshop readings in PortFringe 2017
Full production premiere at Portland Stage, November 2017
Colby College Theater & Dance, January 2018