The Secret Sharer
by Joseph Conrad
Antonio David Lyons
ARTWORK BY TROY LAMBERT/AFROBLU STUDIO @AFROBLUSTUDIO
DNAWORKS is adapting Joseph Conrad’s 1909 novella The Secret Sharer into a dance-theatre performance work. Considered an early Queer text, The Secret Sharer integrates dance/music/ text/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 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 danger 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 LGBTQQ2SPIAA+ youth suicides worldwide, we are creating spaces for resiliency and healing.
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