Lighting design by our Technical Emerging Artist Will Jonez
How do we stay human? The alternative universe created in Mr’s Secret Show will move through time and space in a bizarre, surprising, and incredibly sincere experience that will take over the entire Bride space — even places audiences have never been allowed before!
Every fourth Monday of the month, Secret Show invites emerging and esteemed local artists to take over the Painted Bride stage and produce the hour-long artistic experience of their dreams. The catch? You can’t know any details about the show until the lights go down and the curtain rises!
May Secret Show curator Maryruth (Mr) Stine is a performer and educator raised in Elmwood, W.Va and Baltimore MD. Mr’s principal focus is community-driven projects combining elements of commedia dell’arte and puppetry to strike a balance of silly stories and social critique. Love to all collaborators, special shout-outs to trailblazers Marapacchi (Chennai), LesBit (Bangalore), Lost and Found (Vancouver), Teen Sleuth and the Freed Cyborg Choir (Montreal), Lady Gaza (MTL/Lethbridge)! Mr is co-founder of the Queer Theatre Workshop and resident teaching artist at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, creating original theatre through a youth empowerment lens since 1987.
2017 SECRET SHOW SCHEDULE