Body Awareness is a 2008 play written by Annie Baker. It is part of the “Vermont plays,” a series of plays all set in the fictional town of Shirley, Vermont.
Body Awareness tells the story of a psychology professor named Phyllis who lives in Vermont with her partner Joyce and Joyce’s son from a previous marriage, Jared. Jared displays some symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome but refuses to be examined by a therapist. When a photographer named Frank comes to stay with the women as a houseguest, he brings tension into Phyllis and Joyce’s home and relationship.