Bodice Ripper Project’s interactive format allows audience input to dictate the outcome of the show in a choose-your-own-adventure format.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 15, 2020 /Neptune100/ — As the doors of creative houses are closed and thousands of performers are out of work, Maren Montalbano took a chance on herself leaning in on the opportunity to make a full pivot with her one-woman show the Bodice Ripper Project.

Originally created to be showcased in an intimate, cabaret-style setting, the Bodice Ripper Project will now move to a fully digital platform produced by Maren herself.

“There are too many stories circulating about performers who are out of work and with no income and I want my project to be considered the antithesis to that. I’m employing people in the arts. I’m being creative. Even with technical hurdles and the fear of doing something new, I want to show other artists that they don’t have to wait for organizations to hire them to get their art out into the world.” – Maren Montalbano

Join Maren as she shares her intimate secrets and reveals that romance novels have been not only a source of entertainment but also a tool of healing for her after experiencing sexual abuse during her childhood.

The Bodice Ripper Project live stream is scheduled for October 2 & 3 at 8 pm Eastern and October 4 at 1 pm Eastern with original music by Melissa Dunphy. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase here. The link to the live stream will be provided after ticket purchase.

For more information on the show and the Bodice Ripper podcast, click here. For more information on Maren Montalbano, click here.

Maren Montalbano is an opera singer, coach, and writer who lives in New Jersey and performs in the greater Philadelphia area. In addition to her solo work, she most often performs as a chorister with Opera Philadelphia and the cutting-edge new-music choir, The Crossing. A graduate of both New England Conservatory of Music and Tufts University, she appears on over two dozen commercial records, including three GRAMMY Award-winning albums.

Maren has also launched the Bodice Ripper Project podcast, in which she explores sexuality, feminism, and the journey to self-empowerment through the lens of romance novels. Every week she reads different stories that she has written over the years during various opera productions.