The current version of this show is:

An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself

How a Middle-Aged Lady Helped Death, Himself Become the World's Greatest Salesman. Kind of.

the day of the show from douglass truth on Vimeo.


Setting Up The Humanist Hall from douglass truth on Vimeo.
This show was at the Humanist Hall in downtown Oakland CA
February 20, 2010

An Impression from the Oakland show:

An Impression of Death As A Salesman from douglass truth on Vimeo

Dorothy Gets Fitted for a New Suit from douglass truth on Vimeo.

 Our New Trailer: (it needs work!)


This just in from the Painfully Good Blog:

"Speaking of Painfully Good, last fall I took a trip up to Nevada City to experience Dorothy Truth”s one woman show, Death as a Salesman. Dorothy is the mysterious twin sister of Nevada City painter Douglass Truth. (Douglass’ fantastic paintings are also Painfully Good, but that will be the subject of another post…)

This absurdly hilarious show combines humor and gender bending with the serious topic of Death and how to make your inevitable encounter w/ the big guy (a.k.a. Todd) more bearable.

Dorothy tells the story of her beginnings as an invisible child struggling for cookies and a nesting area  in the Truth household and how she eventually gets hired as a Public Relations manager for the New Death Incorporated.

Truth’s play is, in effect, a traveling infomercial for The New Death, designed to both test new marketing strategies and to educate consumers.

Readers on both sides of the Bay will have a chance to experience Death as a Salesman themselves. I strongly urge you to do so if you can. In Oakland, Dorothy will be performing at the Humanist Hall in downtown Oakland, at 7:30 on Saturday February 20, 2010.

On the other side of the bridge there will be  two shows at the Jellyfish Gallery at 1286 Folsom St., in San Francisco, Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 at 8pm.




Off Center Stage: Well, That Was Cool! - More Pictures here

show photos ••• show videos

Slide show of May 2008 Oracle AZ show

More Show Pix from "On The Road to Oracle"

Death As A Salesman Products from Cafe Press

other links:

Douglass Truth's Paintings

Douglass and Dorothy's Publisher:
Teahouse of Danger

Dorothy Truth's Very Own Website

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Berkshire Summer 2010 Dates

We're at the
WordXWord Festival
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7pm Aug 26 and 27
$5 donation

Pittsfield Contemporary • 305 North Street

(this will be the 45 minute "half-life"
version of Death As A Salesman)

Dreamaway Lodge
Joan Baez and Bob Dylan played here!
Sunday, September 19
sorry! cancelled due to travel

We're being considered for
the 2010 Fall Rising Series
at The Marsh!

Storefront Artist Project • Pittsfield
New Stage • Pittsfield

New Electric Press Kit Page

Performance at the Off Center Stage went great. Full house!

Here are some quotes from those who saw the Off Center Stage play:

"Looked for a local play for an online English assignment and found yours. Dragging my feet after a long day at work, and just wanted to come, see and go home. AND the night turned out to be a belly laughing, cheek hurting, wonderful evening. Long time lover of the theatre, this was my first time to Off Center Stage. As I walked out last night, with my mom, we repeated some of the funny things we heard until she dropped me off at home. Thank you for giving us a new perspective."


"Douglass (and Dorothy) Truth's show last night "Death as a Salesman" at Off Center Stage was soooo good--funny, moving, wise, true, beautiful--what more could you ask? This is what art can do, remind us of our living, the preciousness... of each moment, help us laugh, cry, celebrate, wake up. Thank you, DT!" - Maxima Kahn


"I laughed. I cried. Dorothy Truth kept us on the edge of our seats! What a great show! Highly recommended. Death is definitely more user-friendly now that Dorothy has done her PR gig... "


What would happen if Death, Himself decided he wanted to change the whole Death business?

That he was tired of the whole sordid mess?

Well, Dorothy Truth, Douglass Truth's mysterious twin sister, tells the story of how she became the first and only employee of Death, Inc., and how she's helping to bring about an surprising transformation in both herself and the Death business.

"I'm looking for ways to make the death experience less frightening, more user-friendly, and ultimately highly profitable in terms of galactic balance of payment issues," said Dorothy Truth.

Truth's play is, in effect, a traveling infomercial for Death, Inc., designed to both test new marketing strategies and to educate consumers.

While Death is still mandatory, Truth claims that there are exciting new options and upgrades in the works. "You can't cheat Death," Truth says, "but you can work with him."


New Tshirts soon!
Looking for a Davis CA venue for late november

need a coaster for your martini?
our corporate partner will have them soon!

Clip from Death As A Salesman - Your Name? from douglass truth on Vimeo.

Death As A Salesman - Short compilation from douglass truth on Vimeo



Humanist Hall
Oakland CA
Feb. 20

Jellyfish Gallery
San Francisco CA
MArch 12 & 13


Grass Valley, CA
Off Center Stage
September 24


Riverside, CA:Tequiha Foundation -
Saturday - June 27 8pm

Oracle, AZ: The Station. Performance and closing reception, May 30 8pm.

North San Juan, CA: North Columbia Schoolhouse -
Saturday, April 26 7:30pm

Grass Valley, CA
The Bishop's Room
April 16, 2008

Pittsfield, MA: Dotties Coffee Lounge -
Sunday February 17 8pm