Not Always Happy is also a stage production

Based on her book, NOT ALWAYS HAPPY,  this choose-your-own-adventure-style, live storytelling performance features a dozen funny, touching, and subversive true-life tales about finding and raising the mighty Thorin that will definitely make you laugh and most likely change how you think about people with Down syndrome. Written and performed by Kari Wagner-Peck  and director / dramturg Bess Welden. 60 minutes.

Not Always Happy: Winner of the 2017 “PortFringe Pulitzer Award” for excellence in writing.


  • Two-time recipient of Maine Arts Commission grants.

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