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This Show is My Funeral

Josephine Simple

October 13 - October 21

$20 – $50

Brick Aux presents
This Show is My Funeral
by Josephine Simple
October 13-21, 2023 – $20-50
at Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Ave

This show is a funeral for my pre-transition self. For real. It’s probably one of the funnier funerals you will ever attend. Come mourn and celebrate with me the life I used to have.

Written and performed by Josephine Simple (she/her)
Directed by Henry Kandell (she/they/he)
Produced by Jennifer Downes (she/her)

When certain people in my life found out about my transition, they started talking about my old self as though “he” was a different person from me, and as though “he” had died. I found this alienating, pretty irrelevant to my own experience, and, frankly, annoying. And I also saw the theatrical appeal and decided to take the metaphor of transition as death and rebirth seriously. Where I ended up was not at all what I expected.

Image Credit: The deceased at 22, photographed by Douglas Gorenstein

cw: startlingly attractive lead actor & thematic content around death

Special Thanks: The Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism & Zen Center of New York City


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Mask Policy: The Brick strongly encourages but does not require masks for audience members. We are in ongoing conversation with our artists and audiences as we continue to adapt our covid policies and it is subject to change at any time. Thank you.

A Note on Accessibility: The Brick has trigger warnings posted in the space for each show for you to check if you so choose. If you would rather ask questions in advance of being in the space or would like to enter in advance of house opening due to our seating not being assigned, please reach out to theresa@bricktheater.com.



October 13, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $50


Josephine Simple


Brick Aux
628 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
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