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Our New NYC Choir Director

So excited about this Sunday. It’s the KICK OFF to our 9th season – the theme is COLOR and so it’s going to be a bright, beautiful day. And, another reason I’m excited is that we have a new NYC choir director – Charleigh Parker is a wonderful performer, singer, comedian, writer – and, she’s leading our choir! We met doing a show in Baltimore right before I founded The Secret City and she’s taken part in a number of different ways over the years. I’m thrilled to have her on board for REAL.
Join us for the service this Sunday, September 27th at 11:30 am at Dixon Place.

Here’s her bio:
Charleigh E. Parker’s career has crossed classical theatre, musical theatre, TV, film, improv, and Stand-Up Comedy. Favorite experiences include working with August Wilson on Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, playing with Philadelphia’s Pig Iron theatre company to experiment on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”, and touring Southeast Asia with Lea Salonga in Broadway Asia’s production of “Cinderella”. TV: “Blue Bloods”, “Unforgettable”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Good Wife”, “All My Children”, and the upcoming Netflix series, “AKA Jessica Jones”.



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Stephanie Summerville

Stephanie Gayle Summerville

Stephanie Summerville is an actress, singer and storyteller who lives and works in Manhattan. A proud graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she is most known for her work with The Moth, a Peabody Award-winning, not-for profit organization dedicated to the craft of storytelling. One of her stories is featured in its newly-published book, The Moth – 50 True Stories.

Additionally, she has performed in the USA Network/Characters Unite’s national storytelling tour, A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power, an initiative designed to raise awareness, foster discussion and promote tolerance and acceptance.


Stephanie Online





The Moth – 50 True Stories
Characters Unite


Raquel Cion

Raquel Cion

Hailed by the New York Times as “half witch and half cabaret performer,” Raquel Cion has worked extensively in NYC’s downtown theatres. Recent projects include: Gilding the Lonely: An Evening of Cabaret (Writer/Performer)-Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place; Kim Katzberg’s DARKLING (Director)IRT Theater, CATCH Performance Series at the Bushwick Starr; Nora Woolley’s HIP (Director), IRT Theater; Lysistrata, La MaMa, Etc.; Fête (Writer/Performer), Midtown International Theatre Festival; Cou-Cou Bijoux: Pour Vous (Writer/Performer); Galapagos Art Space, Dixon Place; with Andrea Kleine Dance and Performance: Rationality (A Virtual Performance) and Memoir, LMCC Swing Space. Raquel has joyously been a part of The Secret City family since 2009.

Raquel Online



Alex Avans

A long time ago…
In a neighborhood not too far away…
A young adult fresh out of high school Alex had the privilege of working at the HERE Theatre as a house sound and lighting tech. A few of her favorite credits include Eve Ensler’s  “Floating Rhoda and The Glue Man” & “The Vagina Monologues”, Basil Twist’s “Symphonie Fantastique”, Kim Cole’s “Homework”, Theatre Couture’s “Charlie”, “The Bad Weed” & “Double Wide Trailer”.
Today, Alex, AKA YummyBakes, is THRILLED to be making her big theatre comeback as an Honorary Secret City Singer and Appointed Maker of Delicious Yummies!!!
With her teenage kids Jaquelin (also a Secret City Singer), Kendra & Shoshannah (Secret City Babysitters), Anthony (Doorman) and husband Luis (personal assistant to Maker of Delicious Yummies) they all perform a number of different, important, critical, VITAL duties within The Secret City.
Alex wishes to publicly thank Chris Wells and Bobby Lucy for not only welcoming her and her family with loving, open arms… but more so for allowing them to take part in this wonderful, fun and exciting adventure that is The Secret City!