Spirit-Rider and Night-Heart

Shadow puppet show by Maisie O’Brein
Fiddle music by Georgia Beatty
More music by Webb Crawford

Sunday, June 18
Doors 7:30pm, performance at 8:00pm

Admission sliding scale: $10–$20
No one turned away!

Fiddler Georgia Beatty and shadow puppeteer Maisie O’Brien bring you Spirit-Rider and Night-Heart, a tale of the haunted horse rider who spends years following a mystical drum in search of her heartbeat. This is a performance where shadow, dreams, play, and song weave a story from the future about the tasks of being alive.

Come early for tea, treats, and a set of tunes by New York-based musician Webb Crawford.


Georgia Beatty is a fiddler and songwriter focused on cycle, lineage and healing through cultural transmission. Georgia’s first full-length album, Apprentice to Transformation (self-released, Oct 2022) is a collection of original & traditional fiddle tunes honoring death as a moment in transformation. Their playing uses microtonality and subtle pulse to create cavernous, oceanic space while holding grounded, danceable beats. Georgia’s study as a fiddler is in Norwegian traditional music. Hear more Georgia here.

Maisie O’Brien is a Philadelphia-based shadow puppeteer simmering together everything from cut paper to overhead projector, crankie theater, animation, printmaking, and cello. She has performed and workshopped her shadows nationally at puppet slams, festivals, and classrooms from Camden to Chicago. They have also developed shadows, puppets, sets, and costumes for local and international collaborations with filmmakers, dancers, musicians, playwrights, and educators. See more Maisie here.