Secret Survivors Performance
Secret Survivors is an interview-based theater project featuring adult survivors of child sexual abuse telling their personal stories on stage. It is a theater project by Ping Chong + Company and part of the company's ongoing Undesirable Elements series of community-specific oral history theater works. Due to social taboos, very few survivors ever share their stories publicly. The majority of survivors never report their abuse to state authorities, and many never tell anyone at all. Secret Survivors seeks to use direct personal narrative to show that this violence is epidemic, to represent the diverse ways this violence occurs, and grapple with the many reasons that most survivors remain silent.
Photo: Secret Survivors original production cast members - RJ Maccani, Lucial Leandro Gimeno, Gabriella Callendar, Amita Swadhin, Diana Sands. Credit: Adam Nadel