josiah blount · Ages 18+ · United States of America

Content Warning one person show world premiere
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AMANDA WILSON certified reviewer July 07, 2023
tagged as: explosive · moving · hilarious
Go see Flayed! Josiah beautifully navigates the hilarious, silly, and sometimes devastating landscape of our inner monologues as we journey with him toward the shared human goal of self-acceptance. You will laugh, cry, and laugh some more. A beautiful narrative and an incredible performance! ... full review
RACHEL ANDERSEN certified reviewer July 07, 2023
tagged as: amazing
I have been to several live theatre shows, but none have moved me the way Josiah did. To have someone put their entire being on display like that is one of the bravest things i have ever seen.... full review
PATRICK MCDONALD certified reviewer July 06, 2023
tagged as: Wonderful · strange · Beautiful · shocking · queer
Flayed was an incredible display of unbelievable acting, beautiful and profound writing, and a mesmerizing theatrical experience that people are gonna be bragging about having seen for years to come. It's such a deeply moving event. ... full review
LASER WEBBER certified reviewer July 06, 2023
tagged as: gorgeous · Must See · wild
This show is a mind-fuck in the best way. You have to see it.... full review
ERIC FELTES certified reviewer July 06, 2023
tagged as: clown · Authentic · christian · lgbt · gay · religious · thought provoking · funny
The perfect balance of truth and humor. Josiah has taken his own trauma and spiritual abuse and turned it into a thought-provoking one-act about what it's like to grow up gay in a world that values archaic anti-gay rhetoric wrapped in lazy "Christian" values, over authenticity. I laughed, I cried, and I saw myself in his story. Highly recommend!... full review
JOSEPH SULSENTI certified reviewer July 06, 2023
I laughed. I cried. I gasped. I gooped. I was truly floored by the amount of talent Josiah displayed for us in his performance. I was thoroughly entertained the entire show and was taken on a journey I WILL NOT soon forget. Bravo. ... full review
CELESTE MARTINEZ certified reviewer July 06, 2023
tagged as: emotional · virtuosic · original · hilarious
Wow. I left Flayed both moved by the deeply personal nature of the story and impressed at the virtuosity of the performance. Flayed takes you on a wild journey bursting with creativity and hilarity, securely within the capable hands of Josiah, who transforms from moment to moment as he draws you into his magical landscape. It's impossible not to connect with the storytelling, and the audience is as much a part of the fun as the kaleidoscope characters. It's a must-see show.... full review
CHRISTINA DORNBIERER certified reviewer July 06, 2023
I was completely captured by Josiah's performance the whole time. It is hilarious, rich, thoughtful, powerful, and provocatively tender and vulnerable. He's an incredible performer and a beauty story teller.... full review
JACKSON SMITH certified reviewer July 05, 2023
tagged as: emotional · hysterical · surreal
I grew up a gay church kid. For as long as I can remember, I’ve found men attractive and for as long as I remember, that made me feel different and ostracized. Hearing so much of my internal monologue verbalized like this was powerful, hysterical, a little triggering, and deeply cathartic. To me, this show was a reminder of why great art is so important. We all have different voices in our heads telling us to be different things. Josiah took his voices and made them sing. He took all that spiritual anguish and turned it into something wonderful, and for a while there, all my voices felt heard. You can’t put a price on that. ... full review
MEG CASHEL certified reviewer July 02, 2023
I found this show to be deeply brave, moving, hilarious, witty, exciting, disturbing, utterly fantastic and pretty genius. It moved, it kicked, it punched and I just really can't say how impressed and excited I am to see work at this caliber. It was kind of everything to be honest. Josiah is a unique talent. ... full review