A Night at the Stone Burlesk

Director and Producer Leigh Jurecka, Producer Rajal Pitroda
A Night at the Stone Burlesk


A man’s investigation into the adult theater his eccentric grandparents secretly ran in Detroit reveals a complicated family history, as well as uncomfortable truths regarding infidelity, crime, and a history of unaddressed mental illness.

Phase of Support: Production

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Leigh Jurecka

Leigh Jurecka - Director, Producer

Leigh is an independent filmmaker and educator whose work has been screened in festivals throughout North America. Leigh produced the feature documentary Free Havana (released by Facets), and is a fellow of Kartemquin Films’ Diverse Voices in Docs mentorship program. She received her BA in Philosophy from Bishop’s University and her MFA in Film from Northwestern University. Her husband Matthew’s grandparents ran the Stone Burlesk.

Rajal Pitroda

Rajal Pitroda - Producer

Rajal Pitroda is a producer of fiction and non-fiction films. She is a Women at Sundance Fellow, an Impact Partners Producers Fellow, and a Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. Rajal most recently produced Down a Dark Stairwell, a feature documentary that premiered at the 2020 True/False Film Festival and was broadcast on Independent Lens. Her work has been supported by Black Public Media, Firelight Media, Chicken and Egg Pictures, the Tribeca Film Institute, SFFILM and others. Prior to producing, Rajal was the Founder/CEO of Cinevention, a media company focused on marketing and distribution, where she designed and executed distribution strategies for feature films. Rajal has a degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from London Business School.

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