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Written & Performed by Adrienne Truscott

Directed by Ellie Heyman


A workshop performance 

September 21st, 2018  |  7:30 pm

Robert Moss Theater

440 Lafayette St

ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT (Playwright/Performer) received a 2014 Doris Duke Impact Artist Award and is a 2017 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grantee for Theater/Performance Art. Her solo comedic work and group choreographic works have been presented at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, Darwin Festival, PS122, Joe’s Pub, The Kitchen, Dublin Fringe, Danspace, Boom Arts, New York Live Arts, The Malthouse Theater (Melbourne), and Dance Theater Workshop. Her form-busting show Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! won the 2013 Edinburgh Foster's Panel-Prize, was a finalist for the Total Theater Award for Playing With Form and is considered a critical impetus to the evolving conversation about rape culture. It has been presented by or included in curriculum at CalArts, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Louis and Clarke College, among others. THIS was nominated for a 2017 New York Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Production. The Wau Wau Sisters, her boundary busting neo-vaudevillian collaboration with Tanya Gagne, have been presented by the Sydney Opera House, Joe’s Pub, CBGB’s, Victoria Arts Center, and The Roundhouse, and won the prestigious 2009 Herald Angel Award. Truscott’s essays have appeared in Women of Letters: Between Us and Doing It: Women Tell the Truth about Great Sex, as well as in The Guardian. She appeared as a storyteller at the Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas, on The Moth and other live storytelling series. Truscott has guest taught at Wesleyan University Dance Department, Sarah Lawrence College, and Yale University. Wild Bore a ‘meta rebuke to critical writing’ was nominated for a Green Room Award (Aussie Obie) for New Writing For The Australian Stage and Best Ensemble, winning for Best Ensemble.  She wears many hats and is attracted to the possibility of failure as a mandate for rigor.

ELLIE HEYMAN (Director) is the Director in Residence at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Recent credits include: Jason Craig & Dave Malloy’s Beardo (Drama Desk Award Nomination; Pipeline Theater), Erin Markey: Boner Killer (Under the Radar), Becca Blackwell's They, Themself and Schmerm (Under the Radar); Dinner with Georgette (New York Theater Workshop Next Door); Adrienne Truscott’s THIS (Bessie Award Nomination for Outstanding Production; NYLA); Fusiform Gyrus (Talking Band); and The Traveling Imaginary with Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel) rated "Top 5 shows of the year" by NPR. The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air) (Night Vale Presents) was rated #1 on Apple Podcasts and downloaded over 4 million times. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Boston University, a Time Warner Fellow at WP Theater and a Drama League Alumni.

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