the secret sharer
Ensemble devised dance-theatre work based on novella by Joseph Conrad
- Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth, TX
- Espace Tycheco, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
- Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
A DNAWORKS Production
Recipient 2019 MAP Fund Award
DNAWORKS is adapting Joseph Conrad’s 1909 novella The Secret Sharer into a mixed-media performance work. Considered an early queer text, The Secret Sharer integrates dance/text/music/projections and will be performed in an open-concept space with audiences co-creating the environment and the narrative. In an extension of our community storycircle practice, audience members will share their stories during the performance, interspersed at critical moments in the narrative.
This devised work is an exploration of fragility, tenderness, and intimacy in times of personal duress and societal discrimination–-the narrative of a silent, shared connection between two outsiders in the face of violence. In response to an increase in both hate crimes and the visibility of LGBTQQ2SPIAA+ youth suicides worldwide, we wish to create aspace for resiliency and healing.
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