BorderLight International Theatre +
Fringe Festival Presents: Playwrights Local
The Return of the 2017 Hit One-Woman Show

This is NOT About My Dead Dog

Written and performed by Amy Schwabauer
Directed by Dale Heinen

July 25 – 7:30pm | July 26 –  6:00pm | July 27 – 5:00pm
ideastream Stage @ Playhouse Square
1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Information at

Show Page | Venue | Tickets ($12)

This is NOT About My Dead Dog is a comedic one-woman show reflecting on sex, alcohol, and an awkward girlhood. Follow actor/playwright Amy Schwabauer on a journey from young partier to young adult involving German Shepherds, breakups, and offbeat ruminations on the natural world. Originally produced to sold-out houses in January 2017, This is NOT About My Dead Dog is a tour de force from a unique talent hailed as “brave,” “brilliant,” and “brazen,” and praised for “spin[ning] a worthy anecdote and command[ing] the stage with flair.” Don’t miss this breakthrough work by Cleveland’s “Best Actress” for 2017.


Playwrights Local is dedicated to supporting the dramatists of Northeast Ohio. As a playwrights’ development and production center, we foster diverse talents and present locally written works.


We strive to increase the impact of original theater on the community and to raise the profile of area playwrights both within Greater Cleveland and beyond.