Speaker: Philip Shorey- Founder of The Suitcase Sideshow- International Artist & Composer- Minneapolis, Minnesota- United States

Philip Shorey is a street performing international artist. Along with his wife Sari, they are the directors of “The Suitcase Sideshow“, a traveling marionette theater that brings a message of hope and love to the far corners of the world. Their shows explore the human condition and spiritual questions pertaining to faith in Jesus, and the theater works under a non-profit so that it can act as a gift for those seeking change in their lives.
Last April Philip released Kill Your Art, a book that aids other artists with a similar calling and passion as “The Suitcase Sideshow”. This book talks about surrendering your art to God and collaborating with Him to create something that is more beautiful than what you can do on your own.
Philip and his wife, Sari, reside in Minneapolis, with their three children.

S2 Episode #5 Philip Shorey- Suitcase Sideshow- “Kill Your Art”

S2 Episode #5 Philip Shorey- Suitcase Sideshow- “Kill Your Art”

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If you feel like you don’t fit in or you know someone who feels like that, this is the perfect episode to listen to!!

Philip Shorey comes from a 4-generation family of unique international puppeteers, who use the art of marionette to spread a message of hope around the world.  He is a seasoned musical composer and the founder of Suitcase Sideshow-which is a fringe theater that brings a message of hope to the far corners of the world and the author of Kill Your Art

Philip is also the director of the Minnesota base of Steiger International (, a worldwide organization that is called to reach the Global Youth Culture.  In his teen years, he walked away from God, bored of the family ministry, and pursued his dreams of rock and roll.  God called him back, he met his lovely wife, Sari, and the rest is history.   You will be intrigued as Philip shares his unique life story and how doors have opened in the most unusual places for Suitcase Sideshow to minister all over the world.    The ministry that God does through Philip and his family is a prime example of Luke 10:2-“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers in his harvest field.”

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Suitcase Sideshow

Steiger International

Kill Your Art-Philip’s Latest Book

Suitcase Sideshow Etsy Shop

John 12:24-25-“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.  Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”

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