#IamSueCostello is Sue Costello's life story that she has been writing for 20 years. It was inspired after her TV show —Costello on Fox — got cancelled. She read an article in the New York Times that said that poor kids hear fewer words than rich kids. Costello thought, "I'm not going to stop telling my story, no matter how many words I have or how many obstacles I have to overcome." The result is a play that connects the dots in a journey to a girl returning to her authentic self.
Costello, though best known as a comedian, created and performs this play solo but with extraordinary range. She plays herself at different periods in her life and converses with real-life characters the audience can't see but whose presence is as real and riveting as hers. What's especially striking about #IamSueCostello is that it isn't simply a monologue about Costello's life or a series of quick impressions, but a part-comedic performance, part-raw emotional saga.