Secret Survivors is an interview-based theater project by NYC-based theater company, Ping Chong & Company, featuring 5 adult survivors of child sexual abuse telling their personal stories on stage.
Secret Survivors premiered in March 2011 at El Museo del Barrio in NYC. Ping Chong & Company has been awarded a grant from the Ms. Foundation for Women to develop an educational DVD and toolkit to accompany the live performance of Secret Survivors, as part of a new initiative to end child sexual abuse in the United States.
Secret Survivors is part of an ongoing series of community-specific oral history theater works known as the Undesirable Elements series. Each production is made in a specific community, with local participants. The script is based on interviews with the participants who then share their stories in the final production. Since 1992, Ping Chong & Company has created over 40 productions across the U.S. and abroad. Recent productions have explored issues of disability, Native American identity, Asian American identity, and the experiences of refugees in the U.S.
More info: secretsurvivors.org