Grief: A One Man ShitShow

The Parmenter Foundation is proud to host the exclusive Boston area performance of "Grief: A One Man ShitShow,” written and performed by author Colin Campbell. This award-winning, emotional show played in New York and Los Angeles, where it received outstanding reviews.

One night only -- act fast!

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
7:00 PM
The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA

All proceeds go towards local grief support

Please note: This show is intended for mature audiences and includes adult themes as well as explicit language.

After a drunk driver killed both his teenage children, Colin channeled his shock, anguish and rage into this tragic-comic exploration of our culture’s inability to talk about grief. Comedic and heartbreaking, profound and profane, this is the feel bad show of the year.



"When Ruby and Hart were killed, I was lost. Without them, all of life felt meaningless. I didn’t want to be alive without them. I felt like a scared little boy, all alone in a terrifyingly empty world. I was untethered from life. For the first few months, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to go on living without losing my mind. The enormity of their deaths was so awful it couldn’t fit in my head.

I am not a therapist, psychiatrist, or licensed grief counselor. I don’t have a PhD in behavioral sciences. But I have journeyed with an open heart to some of the scariest, cruelest, darkest places of human suffering, and I have come back with some hard-won truths about grief that I believe are worth sharing. I have also gained wisdom from talking with friends I’ve met in grief groups and from reading an inordinate number of grief books. By offering up both my raw experiences and the stories and thoughts of my fellow travelers, I hope to help others who are struggling with their own losses, and also open a window onto grief, a taboo subject that is often kept hidden away out of fear and, sometimes, even a sense of shame."    -Colin Campbell

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Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell is a writer and director for theater and film. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Seraglio, a short film he wrote and directed with his lovely and talented wife, Gail Lerner. He has taught Theater and/or Filmmaking at Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, Cal Poly Pomona University, and to incarcerated youth through The Unusual Suspects. His one person show titled, Grief: A One Man ShitShow, premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival where it won a Best of Broadwater Award. He lives in Los Angeles and sometimes Joshua Tree. His book, Finding The Words: Working Through Profound Loss with Hope and Purpose is currently available where books are sold.