SCHLITZIE: ALive and INSIDE THE DECAYING SIDESHOW

Premiering 2023




Pull back the curtain and immerse yourself in a turn of the century sideshow


Rogue Artists Ensemble’s reading of Schlitzie: Alive and Inside the Decaying Sideshow is an immersive interactive theater experience staged in the incredible Valley Relics Museum. The story sheds a light on the intersection of the sideshow and disability inclusivity through the story of Schlitzie, an iconic and often misunderstood performer. Schlitzie is one of the most famous sideshow performers, known for his many appearances in the now-infamous film Freaks. Schlitzie’s story is inextricably tied to Los Angeles, where he was eventually admitted to an institution when his sideshow was shut down and came to perform his act in McArthur Park where he was lovingly known as ‘ratoncito’.

Written by Eric Fagundes with Rogue Artists Ensemble

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June 2022 - Immersive Reading, Valley Relics Museum, Van Nuys

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Eric Fagundes - Playwright
Sean T. Cawelti - Director
Chelsea Sutton - Dramaturge
Stephanie O’neill - Production Manager 
Daniel Gastelum  - Illusion Consultant
Michael Dougherty - Disablity Consultant


IMMERSIVE READING - JUNE 2022
Stage Manager - Ashley Weaver

PERFORMERS - IMMERSIVE READING


Tyler Bremer
Taylor Coffman
McCristol Harris III
James Ian
Kelsey Kato
Adam Kerbel
Amir Levi
Amy Judd Lieberman
Suni M,
Ellis David Perry
Sarah Kay Peters
Marta Portillo
Lee Pugsly 
Jared Ramirez
Harry Schantz
Carrie Lynette Stringfellow
Miles Taber




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