ABOUT THE GRANT
- $45,000 to Fractured Atlas to support The Secret Sharer (MAP 2019)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
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 LGBTQQIAA+ youth suicides worldwide, we wish to create a space for resiliency and healing.