Department of Theatre, The Secret Paris Project, play

February 16

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 184, Byron Theatre Rehearsal Hall

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

The Secret Paris Project
devised by Ensemble
directed by Clare Hammoor

During the 1930's the Hungarian-French photographer Brassaï snuck into Paris' underground night scene full of performers, queers, and fantastical personalities to capture a series of photographs he titled The Secret Paris of the 30s. Banned from publication until 1976, these photographs form the inspiration for a new, devised clown show investigating themes of belonging, queerness, and magic. Equal parts campy romance, circus spectacular, and glossy black and white photography, this performance was devised with an ensemble that played with archival photographs, texts, and sounds to devise an original movement- and moment-driven performance.

Performs February 12, 13, 14, 15, at 7:30pm and February 16 at 2:00pm
$10 tickets at
Byron Studio
Newman Center for the Performing Arts