Secret Survivors (2011) is a theater project by Ping Chong + Company. Part of the company's ongoing Undesirable Elements series of community-specific oral history theater works, Secret Survivors uses direct personal narratives to talk about child sexual abuse, an epidemic that affects about 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys. Conceived for the company in 2009 by Amita Swadhin, an anti-violence activist and survivor, Secret Survivors represents the diverse ways this violence occurs and grapple with the many reasons that most survivors remain silent.
Written and directed by Sara Zatz, in collaboration with the performers: Gabriella Callender, Lucia Leandro Gimeno, RJ Maccani, Diana Sands, and Amita Swadhin
Workshop/Development: Brecht Forum, New York, NY – May 2010
Premiere: El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY – March 2011
Tour: Undesirable Elements Festival, La MaMa, New York, NY – October 2012