Spring Festival of New Works – The Perfect Illusion (MFA Thesis)

Written by: Krystal Danielle

April 21-23, 2023
Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2p

Tickets are FREE!


Using the transformative form of narrative choreopoetry – a performance method that combines elements of a traditional narrative script with movement, music, and poetry – comes a story about a lower-class black family who has suffered many traumas together by the hand of their abusive father. Desperately trying to move on from their scarring past, the single mother is forced to move her four children into a Section 8 apartment. However, the road to healing and reconciliation within the family is its own demon that unearths unspoken truths and unyielding revelations that make the journey of staying and enduring together “as a family”  strenuous, to say the least.

Created by Touchstone/Moravian University MFA student Krystal Danielle
Click here for information about our other MFA Thesis project – The Franchise Relocation Podcast by Robert Mills


RUN TIME: 90 minutes, with no intermission.

POST-PERFORMANCE: There will be a brief talkback on opening night, Friday, April 21st, immediately following the performance!

CONTENT WARNING: This performance contains minimal use of adult language, discussions around sexual assault and mental health issues, and some adult themes. Parental guidance is suggested for children under 13.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:  Accessible restrooms are available inside Touchstone Theatre. Accessible seating is available; please contact Touchstone Theatre via phone at (610) 867-1689 or via email at touchstone@touchstone.org to reserve accessible seating in advance or inquire about accessible parking.