Secret History: The Philadelphia Story


About the Production

Secret History: The Philadelphia Story explores the first-hand experiences of six urban and suburban teenagers living in North Philadelphia, Chester, and Malvern, Pennsylvania. Created in partnership with the Village of Arts and Humanities (North Philadelphia) and People’s Light Theater (Malvern, PA), the teens share their own personal stories of struggle and belonging, and reflect on how violence has shaped their lives.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong, with Sara Zatz, and in collaboration with the cast

Assistant director

Megan Loper and Jesca Prudencio

Lighting Design

Ves Weaver


Joshia Genesis Dalnoroa, Romaine Drakker Hastings, Charisse Monee Loving, Claire Inie-Richards, Leon James Sanford

Performance History


Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA (February 2009)


People’s Light & Theatre (March 2009)

Village of Arts and Humanities (March 2009)


Village of Arts and Humanities, People’s Light


Ping Chong’s artistic residency was supported by Artists & Communities, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation