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

Directed by 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 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 during the 2020-21 Season and as a full production in the subsequent season. The Tattooed Lady will be Philadelphia Theatre Company’s first commission under Producing Artistic Director Paige Price’s leadership.

The Tattooed Lady highlights one of sideshow’s biggest stars, exploring the power of and the path through “otherness,” celebrating the resilience of women whose audacious choices have the potential to liberate them.  The Tattooed Lady is a moving, fantastical tale of the bond between mother and daughter, fractured by self-inflicted patterns that manifest in both the visible and invisible marks left on these women.



The Tattooed Lady is supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. 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.