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Joe Charnitski's Funeral

  • Standard ToyKraft 722 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11211 United States (map)

Joe triumphantly left the small Pennsylvania town in which he was born bound for New York City and great expectations. He was 18 years old. Ten years later he returned, living in his parents house, out of work. running out of money, running out of options. He arrived in April. In May, his father was diagnosed with cancer. His dad would be gone before the summer was over. Joe was left behind, in that small town his dad loved so much, but Joe thought he'd never live in again. How did he get here? What could he do now? Where would his story end?

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.

Earlier Event: June 21
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Later Event: June 22
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