Actress Roslyn Cohn was a member of the Church of Scientology for 23 years. Her one-woman show, “diffiCult to leave” was performed recently at Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood, California.
With narrative and music, Roslyn describes how she became entrenched in Scientology, at great personal expense — both financial and emotional — and the enlightenment that came when she was finally able to extricate herself from the powerful organization and reclaim her life.
The show, she said today (Jan. 13), is the very first onstage performance by an ex-scientologist regarding the controversial subject.
Scientology is stated to be a body of beliefs and related practices created by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard who characterized Scientology as a religion.
The entirety of “diffiCult to leave” can be seen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPohnvI3Rqo
Roslyn graduated from Sanford Meisner’s Neighborhood Playhouse, was a performer with Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre.
She says she has worked with Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Anne Fletcher, Sidney Lumet, Andy Garcia, Tony Randall, Valerie Perrine, Milton Katselas, Austin Pendleton, Danny Burstein, Michael Stuhlbarg, et al.