It doesn’t sound comedic: Getting pulled over by the traffic cop when you have ADHD. But the best comedy involves a bit of pain, right?
Welcome to two excerpts from Frank South’s brilliantly candid one-man show, Pay Attention: ADHD in Hollywood, on the Rocks, with a Twist. It overflows with hard-but-entertaining truths about some adults’ experience of ADHD.
What inspired Frank to create this show? He explains in a touching “Ah-Ha” moment. You’ll find that video below, too.
South, formerly a hit-show TV writer and producer, is now a stay-at-home dad and freelance writer. Learn more about his work at his website.
Excerpts from “Paying Attention In Hollywood”
In this scene, Frank is pulled over by a motorcycle cop. (Performed live at Santa Monica Playhouse, June 7, 2009. Written and Performed by Frank South. Directed and Developed by Mark Travis. Produced and Developed by Margaret South. Lighting designed by Kathi O’ Donohue.)
About Frank’s One-Man Show
More about the show, performed live at the Santa Monica Playhouse in 2009, from a review in the Santa Monica Daily Press (“One Man Show Is A Real Ordeal”):
The Ah-Ha Moment Behind the Show
In this video, Frank explains the inspiration for creating this show—and all the other ADHD-themed work to come.
At the end of a 20-year career writing TV, I was diagnosed with ADHD then got sober.
However, I didn’t want anybody to know about it. I was lost until my wife said “Stop hiding. You’re a writer… Write about it.”
See Frank Elsewhere on the ADHD Roller Coaster
You’ll find other posts sharing Frank’s wide-ranging talents, including Frank South: Stories Mom Never Told You
First published Oct 17, 2015