IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund Grantee

Magic & Monsters

Director(s):
Norah Shapiro
Producer(s):
Norah Shapiro, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Christine Delp
Grant Year(s):
2019
2020
Black and white torn photo of theatre children some of which were victims of sexual assult.

Synopsis

The story of long-buried, widespread sexual abuse at America’s preeminent children’s theater, and the survivors who came forward to hold their abusers and the institution that harbored them accountable.


Norah Shapiro, Director/Producer

Minneapolis-based filmmaker Norah Shapiro left a decade-long career as a public defender to work as a documentary filmmaker and hasn’t looked back since. Her recent film, Time for Ilhan, about the political rise of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Time for Ilhan has won multiple awards, including a Daytime EMMY Award. Norah’s first feature film Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile (2014) premiered at the 2014 DOC NYC Film Festival, won the 2014 MSPIFF Best Minnesota Feature Documentary Award, and screened widely at festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Producer

Elizabeth Foy Larsen is an award-winning, Minneapolis-based journalist and best-selling author. Her work has appeared in numerous national and international publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Slate, The Daily Beast, Family Circle, The Guardian, and StarTribune. Her Mpls/St. Paul magazine feature article, “The Exit Strategy” about the litigation against the Children’s Theatre Company won best feature at the 2018 Minnesota Magazine Awards. Elizabeth taught magazine journalism at the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism for 11 years.

Christine Delp, Producer

Christine Delp is a documentary director/producer and sociologist. Her co-directorial debut, Santuario (PBS Reel South, Al Jazeera Witness), won Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/THEN pitch for the American South and received the New Orleans Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short. She is currently producing the documentary series Burden of Proof, in co-production with HBO. Her work has been supported by Sundance Institute, IDFA Forum, Sheffield MeetMarket, IFP, Women in Film, Southern Documentary Fund, and others. Christine was associate producer of the Emmy- and Peabody-winning series A Chef’s Life (PBS), and Road to Race Day (Verizon go90/Complex Networks). Christine is a New Orleans Film Society Southern Producers Lab Fellow, an associate of UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program, and a PhD student in sociology at the University of Minnesota, where she holds a National Science Foundation fellowship.