The death of one or both parents is, for many people, the very worst event in their lives. Lori Baird, a writer, editor, and storyteller, has a somewhat different take on the subject. In My Parents Are Dead—and I’m Okay with That, Lori shares the story of her dogged pursuit of happiness after a not-really-so-ideal childhood. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry (but just a little), you’ll be glad her parents are dead, too.
Directed by Michelle Walson
with Story Consulting + general help and encouragement by Julie Threlkeld
At Standard ToyKraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211
This show is a part of The Dead Parents Club Solo Show Festival at Standard Toykraft (June 19-22)! Click HERE for the full series!
$25 Festival Pass Available HERE! The Festival Pass grants you full access to all 8 shows shows for Dead Parents Club! Each show is $10. That's about a million dollars in savings!
About the Festival
If you’re not a member of the Dead Parents Club yet … you will be. That’s why the Tank has brought some of New York City’s top performers to share their harrowing, heartwarming, and often hilarious true life stories of being part of the worst club we all eventually have to join.
The Dead Parents Club Solo Show Festival will be held at our partner theater, Standard ToyKraft in Williamsburg, and features storytellers who have performed on The Moth MainStage, RISK! Live, Snap Judgment, and in storytelling festivals and shows literally across the globe.
About Standard ToyKraft
Standard ToyKraft is an artist run theater that offers low-cost performance and rehearsal space as well as a puppet shop and private studios for visual artists. The founders of STK discovered a derelict factory floor located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. With lots of blood, sweat and more tears than any of us care to admit we transformed this old sweatshop into a community organization. At the core Standard Toykraft is a community endeavor. Our community of artists continues to grow in this tough city because, we provide a supportive refuge for the development of work. We also produce many of our own shows and events including puppet slams, variety shows, vaudevillian weirdness and various spectacles for the amusement of our patrons.