The Death Monologues at the Galactic Center



I know that most of us do not like to think about our own deaths — inevitable, getting closer every day we live. A few friends have suddenly passed away, and Death is again on my mind. Check out these monologues and learn more about accepting death.

“The Death Monologues is a one-woman show written and performed by Giselle Suarez. It takes you on a journey that will shed a very different light on death, a subject that permeates the life of every single human being and yet is rarely approached except during the crisis of its arrival.
The Death Monologues, a series of five original dramatic pieces, reveal how – despite our best efforts to avoid our mortality – once we embrace it, we are liberated and truly begin to live.
Death, tired of getting a bad rap, has come to tell her side of the story and set the record straight. The character of Death is our charming Master of Ceremonies, weaving us in and out of this intriguing production. Throughout the piece, we hear many sides of the story and learn that Death is not what we think it is. We become privy to Death’s truth, including such secrets as, “There are no good deaths, there are no bad deaths; there is only your death, simple and perfect.

And don’t forget the Tucson Death Cafe, every first Wednesday, now at new location, Himmel Park library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. – where you can have a dialogue about death and dying.  Next one is on September 7th, 5:30 p.m.


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).