WATCH THIS TEASER OF “MAKE YOUR MARK: THE TATTOOED LADY” MINI-DOC

Libretto by Erin Courtney and Max Vernon
Music & Lyrics by Max Vernon

Directed by and Developed with Ellie Heyman
Choreographed by Jeffrey L. Page

Scenic Design by Rachel Hauck
Costume Design by Clint Ramos
Lighting Design by Mary Ellen Stebbins
Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg

(please note the design team is working in a developmental capacity at present)

The Tattooed Lady, a developing new musical from Max Vernon and Erin Courtney and directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman, was awarded the prestigious Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Project Grant for 2020.

This highly competitive grant will enable Philadelphia Theatre Company to develop this new musical first as a virtual reading, and as a full production in the subsequent season.

The Tattooed Lady team will be introduced to our audiences in Spring 2021, in a 20-minute mini-documentary called The Tattooed Lady: Make Your Mark.”  This mini-doc reveals what it’s like for a creative team to make a new musical during “pandemic times.” Featuring a mix of behind-the-scenes collaboration, musical segments from a concert of the material at Joe’s Pub, and other surprises from Philly, this teaser will make its own mark and show you why we were so excited to commission these artists.

The story of The Tattooed Lady highlights one of sideshow’s biggest stars, Ida Gibson, in a moving, fantastical tale that reveals the ultimate bond between mother and daughter. Featuring a parade of beguiling characters with both visible and invisible marks, the musical celebrates the resilience of women whose choices have the potential to liberate them.  The Tattooed Lady is a musical meditation on beauty, perversity, shattering of taboos, and a woman’s right to control her body and choose her destiny.

The Tattooed Lady will be Philadelphia Theatre Company’s first commission under Artistic Director Paige Price’s leadership.

MEET THE WRITERS & DIRECTOR

MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM

Major support for The Tattooed Lady has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the following:
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The Tattooed Lady has been developed with support from
the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, the Kimmel Center, National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) and Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater.

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