Anything can happen in an hour—especially when you’re at the Bride. This Spring, we invite you to see just what happens when we turn some of Philly’s most exciting artists loose in our space to curate a show. The catch? We don’t know what the show is, and neither will you—not until the curtain goes up and the lights go down. All we can say it’s that going to be an experience to remember. Get ready.
Thus far we’ve had a choose-your-own-adventure jam session, an electroacoustic ensemble, an evening of feminist clowning, and a two-person improv show fueled by Twitter.
Phoebe Schaub (March Curator) is a Philadelphia-based performer/creator, director, musician, and teaching artist. She is a graduate of Temple University’s undergraduate directing program and a co-founder and active member of Found Theater Company, a collective she has been devising work with for the last seven years. Outside of her work as an artist with Found, she has worked locally with Philadelphia Theater Company, FringeArts, Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, The Debate Society, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Simpatico Theatre Project, and Brat Productions. The Secret Show Series marks her fifth project at Painted Bride Art Center–and her first collaboration with The Bride as a solo artist outside of Found. Phoebe serves on FringeArts’ Self Producing Artist Council, teaches playwriting for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and is a member of the Painted Bride’s Front of House Staff. This spring, in addition to curating for The Secret Show Series, Phoebe will be serving on the direction/production team for Found’s upcoming spring 2016 piece (working title: S.O.S.) and will be focusing on finishing her first solo album of original music.
Joe Wozniak (Collaborator) moved to Philadelphia in 2008 where he attended Temple University for some years. Working closely with Found Theater (a company dedicated to creating new work from themes decided by the members) since its official inception in 2010, he discovered a love for creating devised work. He worked on an administrative and technical level with Theatre Exile and EgoPo in the past. He was also lucky to perform puppetry with Robert Smythe and the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra at the Kimmel Center’s production of Stravinksy’s “L’Histoire De Soldat”. Joe is excited to be bringing a project to life with his long time collaborator, Phoebe Schaub. Look for him in Found Theater’s next production, “Nothing To See Here”, this April!