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Kill Your Art

A Street Performer’s Guide to Being a Messeger of Jesus Christ

This is not a book about art that glorifies art. This is a book about killing your art and surrendering it to Jesus in order for your gift to reach its greatest potential. Philip Shorey, founder and director of the Suitcase Sideshow marionette theater, will take you through the creative process to discover what it takes—from a biblical perspective—to be an artist and a messenger of Jesus Christ using street performance as the creative medium.

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Curse of the Vampire

Curse of the Vampire is a comic book based on the popular classic horror film Nosferatu (1922). The twist on this adaptation however, is that it is also a gospel tract about Jesus. How can a vampire comic be about Jesus? The modern approach to vampire folklore is to romanticize the vampire, but this story instead glorifies the self sacrificial love of Ellen, as she willingly gives herself to evil in order to be rid of the vampire and its curse. The vampire is presented as sheer evil. This is where the gospel themes (created perfect, broken by sin, a rescue plan of self sacrificial love, resurrection, and the relationship restored) comes into play.

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Travelogues of a Family Sideshow

Travelogues of a Family Sideshow is a true story that spans over one-hundred-years in evangelistic anthropology beginning with the Titanic. Journey the far corners of the world as one family continuously surrenders their music, puppets, and lives to the Creator of the universe – while facing countless adversity. This is not the account of a perfect family. Nor is this a tale of mere adventure. This is evidence of how distinct the true Master of puppets’ creative hand can be, when allowed to work a generational blessing through the travelogues of a family sideshow.

– Coming soon

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Music from Behind the Curtain

Philip Shorey has composed the music for multiple productions throughout the years with The Suitcase Sideshow. This is a compilation of marionette and puppetry soundtrack music.

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We have

6 Productions

Translated into 16 languages

Performed in 15 countries


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The Suitcase Sideshow is based in Minneapolis MN, and is available for booking marionette fringe theater performances as well as speaking engagements.