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How to be a Respectable Junkie

A critically-acclaimed one-man play about heroin recovery.

“If you arm people with understanding, that’s a good thing…

Before you solve a problem, you have to wrap your mind around it.”

Playwright Greg Vovos talking about HTBARJ in a New York Times feature about the play.

Based on the true story of a man from Northeast Ohio who overcame heroin addiction, HTBARJ is a humorrous, heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful look into the heroin epidemic plaguing our country.

Two versions: 80 or 55 minutes long. Written by Greg Vovos. Featuring Christopher Bohan.


A heroin addict in his thirties decides he’s going to take his life so he no longer has to destroy the lives of those around him. But before doing so, he will make a video for heroin users everywhere instructing them how to be respectable junkies, because even he has grown weary of their behavior.


Upcoming Shows!

Case Western Reserve University

September 23, 2020

A 55-minute performance featuring Christopher Bohan,

followed by a talkback with the actor and playwright.




Scroll through here to see where we've performed HTBARJ!

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