THIS is “a dance about dance without any dance”.
THIS choreographs text through the intersections of memory, narrative authority, truth, fiction, performance and memoir. Mining Truscott’s body of work to thieve and repurpose material, THIS investigates liminality and the experience and evaporation of time as parsed with memory and trauma.
THIS explores the “dancer” and the role of the female body, recognizing that our personal narratives live in our flesh and bone.
THIS is a small or large or medium act of artistic survivalism and an inadequate attempt to reflect new context brought by the performance and climate at hand.
THIS is a run-on sentence.
THIS is a grift.
THIS is a piece of cake.
THIS is “a dance about dance without any dance”.
The perfect holiday show...if your idea of a present is talking asses, critical discourse and a show inside a show inside a show inside a show - it's a show that, like the best kind of gift, keeps on giving! Bring a friend! Bring an enemy! Bring someone you really really love or really really hate!
- Tue 21 Nov - Sat 16 Dec 2017, 8pm. Sat matinees 3.30pm
- Soho Theatre
- From £10
‘…truly, outrageously funny.’
★★★★★ Guardian (Aus)
FOR TIX: Click Here
NYU Comedy Festival Presents Asking For It at the Skirball Center on November 10th. 7:30PM.
It's a BIG venue so PLEASE COME ON OUT!!
FOR TIX: Pssst. Discount Code for $20 tix is daisyduck!
ALSO, November 11th, 7:30 Justin Vivian Bond!
Whoop! The most talked about show of the Edinburgh Fringe hits Sydney Festival!
About An Hour Series. Jan 24-28.
All tickets available from 9am Mon 30 Oct.
We all love reading a stinging review. But what if you were on the receiving end? The subversive, hilarious and frequently misunderstood Zoë Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez and Adrienne Truscott return the slings and arrows to their senders in a biting and hilarious take on arts criticism. But Wild Bore is more than an exercise in returning serve. In it, Coombs Marr, Martinez and Truscott probe the culture of the critics, their embedded prejudices and their intellectual postures. Throw in side serves of vitriolic tweets, Facebook snark, bad dance routines, a speech from Hamlet,bum-shaped headpieces and you’ve got a show that’s been called everything from "an eye-watering miasma of self-obsessed guff" to "truly, outrageously funny". You be the judge – if you dare.
“Wild Bore will appeal to anyone impatient with the stifling mores of patriarchal culture. It’s funny as f**k. And much angrier than that” The Monthly
“Will make you laugh like a loon” Evening Standard
Co-presented with Malthouse Theatre. This performance contains full frontal nudity, coarse language and strobe lighting. Recommended for ages 18+. Note: Lockout period applies.
Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! is FINALLY COMING TO L.A.!
Dressed only from the waist up and the ankles down Truscott undresses the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between. With commentary from George Carlin, Louis C. K!, some of your 'favorite directors', ducks, whistles, and enough gin & tonics to get a girl in trouble, she lets her pussy do the talking, hurling pussy-flavored politics, protest and punchlines at everything in sight even the unsightly Rapist-In-Chief.
Can you make jokes about rape? She plans to, all night long. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Especially now. Comps available for Mr. Weinstein and any other enablers you may know!
‘An exhilarating hour… Firecracker wit, sophistication and luminous humanity.’ �★★★★★ The Guardian
'Truscott confronted the rape joke genre, turning it on its head and ripping it apart until there was nothing left that was worth saying by anyone else.' - Vice Magazine
'The thing is, Truscott’s show is actually funny. She has used her satirical monologues to expose the warped logic that men have when it comes to rape.' - Fusion
Come on out to El Cid, buy yourself a couple of drinks, and buckle up for the only stand-up show about rape in town.
Doors @ 6:30
For TIX CLICK HERE
Berlin! I've never been but I'm going soon! Sophiensaele Festival Future Is Female!
Two Nights! Sept. 14th & 15th. 9:00.
FOR TICKETS: http://sophiensaele.com/produktionen.php?IDstueck=1650&hl=de
The first rule of making art is don’t respond to your critics. Unless you do! Soho Theatre, London, and Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, bring together three masters of smart, spiky, political performance in an international supergroup of Zoe Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez and Adrienne Truscott, to prove they, too, are not afraid to talk out of their arses. ‘A postmodern tour de force’ **** (List on Zoe Coombs Marr, Barry Award winner). ‘Funny, tongue-in-cheek, heartfelt and emotional’ **** (Guardian on Ursula Martinez, Olivier Award winner). ‘Brilliantly bold’ **** (Times on Adrienne Truscott, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner). Wild Bore opens at The Traverse Aug. 8th! In this city of reviews, reviews, reviews - sometimes by the greats and sometimes by nincompoops with free tickets, please come let these three arseholes lend you a little comic relief by talking out of our asses about shitty reviews!
Aug 8-27. Showtimes vary daily!
THIS at Red Eye Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Adrienne Truscott made THIS. THIS is a solo performance which may not always be a solo, created specifically for Live Arts stage. THIS is a small or large or medium act of artistic survivalism and an ever-evolving work that writes, in real time, the libretto of the performance the artist is attempting to do which changes with each performance to reflect the new context brought by the performance at hand. THIS is a run-on sentence. THIS is a grift. THIS is a piece of cake.
Times of show differ on different dates. July 28, 7pm; July 29, 9pm. Artist Talk July 29, 3pm
"In THIS Truscott has managed a real tongue twister: to make a dance about dance with no dance in it...to choreograph a dance of the mind" - Gia Kourlas, New York Times
''Truscott is the poster woman for today’s working artist. THIS makes you want to crawl into her mind and see what else is inside. Memories (ones that may or may not be true) collide with today’s headlines, musings of what makes gripping art, and feelings about one’s body. It’s strangely comforting and relatable. It’s not preachy or over emotional. It’s exactly what it should be in this moment.' - Dance Enthusiast
This was supported by the Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Wild Bore receives additional support from the National Performance Network. Additional residency for the development of THIS is provided by the Watershed Lab residency at Mount Tremper Arts
One more day of summer upstate for me and then work starts again and again and again!
Here's an incomplete but growing list of shows and places....
THIS - SOON!!
'THIS makes you want to crawl into Truscott’s mind and see what else is inside. Memories (ones that may or may not be true) collide with today’s headlines, musings of what makes gripping art, and feelings about one’s body. It’s strangely comforting and relatable. It’s not preachy or over emotional. It’s exactly what it should be in this moment.' - Dance Enthusiast
THIS is directed by Ellie Heyman
Edinburgh Festival FringeFringe. Traverse Theatre
'From artists Zoe Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez and Adrienne Truscott, WILD BORE is a near impossible show for a critic to review. The three take quotes from reviews and twist this found language into a stunning rebuke.' - The Guardian *****
Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony! (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I'm A Comedian)
The Hive. Edinburgh Fringe. Heroes of Fringe!!
Aug. 19, 23, 24, 26.
2:15 pm. Start drinking early Edinburghers!
4 shows only.
'Feminist masterpiece disguised behind dick-jokes and partial nudity. It’s brilliant!'. - West Australian ****
Or. ‘Whatever.’ - Chortle. **
AT's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!
Sophiensaele Festival. The Future Is Female.
Sept. 14 & 15
'Wearing a blonde wig and denim jacket—and nothing else until you get to the shoes—Truscott confronted the rape joke genre, turning it on its head and ripping it apart until there was nothing left that was worth saying by anyone else.- - VICE Magazine. *****
AT's Asking For It...
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Burlington.
November 2 & 3.
NYC! HOME SWEET HOME!
AT's Asking For It.....
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts/NY Comedy Festival
Websites Updates and More cities coming soon!
Same amazing venue. Same reasonable time!
I keep being amazed at how relevant this show remains, never more so in the face of the pussy-grabbing, mind-boggling regime of the Trump Administration. This show updates with appalling ease! What a conundrum! It's a goldmine for a comedian and a horror for a woman!
Don't worry folks, I still know how to keep it light, hit hard and give you the release and catharsis you deserve. Come out and support one of the most vibrant venues in the city!
And now, to the best of my personal finance ability, I donate half of the box office of any performance of this show to Planned Parenthood.
Tickets go on sale April 9th.
ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017 ARTIST AMBASSADOR ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT presents a new work in progress at alternative Fringe venue Tuxedo Cat!
THIS is a solo performance which may not always be a solo.
THIS is a small or large or medium act of artistic survivalism and a morphing piece that writes, in real time, the libretto of the performance the artist is attempting to do which changes with each performance to reflect the new context brought by the evening at hand.
THIS is a run-on sentence.
THIS is a grift.
THIS is a piece of cake.
Back By Popular Demand! One-Might Only in The Garden of Unearthly Delights!
Half of the proceeds of this updated and newly, excruciatingly relevant show (Trump anyone?) will go to a local rape crisis center.
Please join me for this special and crucial evening.
"Truscott confronted the rape joke genre, turning it on its head and ripping it apart until there was nothing left that was worth saying by anyone else." Vice Magazine
The Wau Wau Sisters Return to Perth!!
The Wau Wau Sisters hit the stage as you love them -BACKWARDS as hell and always in HEELS! Join the sisters for high hijinks and the lowdown on life as a Wau Wau. Born but not necessarily 'raised', The Wau Wau Sisters take you through their famed 'songbook' while swigging cocktails and delivering cock tales that must be heard to be believed! If, as the famous quote says, Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in heels, well, The Wau Wau Sisters were born BACKWARDS, wouldn't consider any other footwear than HEELS and have just done EVERYTHING! Come have a few and find out what they've gotten away with and how they've (literally) lived to tell you about it!
Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! Returns to Perth by popular demand!
Updated to move with the times, it’s the same award winning show that played to sold out houses here in 2015, but updated to move with the times! Cue Cosby, Brock Turner, Trump and god knows who else will come up by curtains! With commentary from George Carlin, Louis C. K. and Robert DeNiro, ducks, whistles, and enough gin and tonics to get a girl in trouble, she lets her pussy do the talking. Set to pop music. Can you make jokes about rape? She plans to, all night long. Even if you tell her to stop.
“Truscott confronted the rape joke genre, turning it on its head and ripping it apart until there was nothing left that was worth saying by anyone else." –Vice Magazine
For Tix: https://www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/event/adrienne_truscotts_asking_for_it/bce08e4b-425e-4d2b-b1f0-14c5d1ed0374/
This stunning, hilarious and intimate show about a friendship that is a love affair between a straight woman and a gay man at the giddy height of NYC nightlife and the foggy confusion of the height of the AIDS crisis.
I have had the honor of directing this story, lived, written and performed by Nora Burns, with gorgeous comic rimshot by Billy Hough (Scream Along with Billy). It's selling out and has extended another weekend! Don't miss it. Another show that is surprisingly prescient in these new political times we're trying to figure out.
Times vary night to night. Shows at 10:00, 7:30 depending. Last Sunday performance is at 2 pm.
It received this stunning review in the New York Times.
TIX HERE: http://lamama.org/davids_friend/
Thur, Jan 19, 7pm-1am
$25 presale guarantees admission / $15-100 sliding scale at door (goes directly to LPJL)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft - RSVP on site for Gowanus, BK address
A hand-picked lineup of irreverent performances, sexy solidarity and kinky outrage to raise funds for the Lady Parts Justice League.
More on our performers:
- Dayna Kurtz: angry depressed Jewess who writes spiritual drinking hymns for atheists.
- Sxip Shirey: international composer and performer, reluctantly brings back his infamous tampon applicator musical act, for just this ONE performance
- Adrienne Truscott: choreographer, dancer and stand-up comedian, formerly half of the vaudeville duo the Wau Wau Sisters, and now gaining international acclaim for her bold one-woman show "Asking For It: A One Lady Rape About Comedy."
- Nora Burns: writer, performer, fag hag, and one third of wildly twisted and brilliantly outspoken comedy trio Unitard.
- Mamie Minch: luthier and multi instrumentalist, and badass Amazonian motherfucker.
- Pussy Grabs Back: a mobile, femme powered, anti-Trump brass band, bringing music to streets to protest this new regime's dangerous fascist agenda. They're gonna make this revolution danceable.
- Abby Hertz: performance artist who's going to "Paint It Black" live on stage...and by "it" we mean her vagina.
- Sweet Tits: the "lesbian Spinal Tap" rawk-n-roll band taking NYC's gay/queer scene by storm.
- Tiny D: in-your-face feminist burlesque dancer.
- Mistress Couple: dominatrix with a sub-specialty in political humiliation and Headmistress of La Domaine Esemar training chateau, will do unspeakable things to a willing victim in a Trump mask for our cathartic pleasure.
Plus a special set from comedian Lizz Winstead, founder of Lady Parts Justice League, co-creator and former head writer and correspondent of The Daily Show, and co-founder of Air America Radio, where she co-hosted Unfiltered, with Hip Hop legend, Chuck D and political big brain Rachel Maddow.
More on Lady Parts Justice League:
The Lady Parts Justice League is a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters trying to destroy reproductive access. We believe if there is not laughter, dancing and sexy time in your revolution, you need to fix that. The LPJL wants to lead by example showing fighting for equality is a way of life, not just a reaction to crisis, and we are connecting artists and activists around the country to help make that happen.
In celebration of the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we invite you to party with a purpose!
All proceeds from this event will benefit the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH). Using an intersectional lens, NLIRH fights to defend and advance reproductive and immigrants rights. Both of these freedoms could be at great risk in the coming years, so it is time to support those organizations working on the ground now, more than ever! Let's work together to do something positive in response to the inauguration.
BUY TICKETS HERE:
Performance Art (Viva Ruiz)
Drag (Matty Horrorchata)
Comedy (Adrienne Truscott)
Tattoos on site!! I just got knuckle tattoos that read: bath time, if you want to join my gang....
At the door $20
VIP Admission includes: booth seating, free beverage sponsor drinks, 20 raffle tickets & fun feminist swag
Consider making a donation using the event link even if you can't make it to the party!
TIX aren't online yet. Stay tuned for url to buy tix.
I am putting together a crowd-sourced tour of updated Asking For It to the towns of high profile convicted rapists who have received overly-lenienct sentencing and then perhaps avoided it altogether. These shows will also highlight how race, economics and social status are reflected in sentencing.
I will pay myself a small percentage/stipend for my time and seek out which local organization to donate the rest to. We aren't ready to launch yet, but soon a link to a crowdsourcing organization will be here and I will seek out local help to secure venues and accommodation.
Fist stop, Oakland/Dayton, OH. #BrockTurner
Followed by Boulder, CO, Nashville, TN....accepting suggestions and research.
The AMAZING Amber Martin presents The Amber Zone presents Adrienne Truscott!
It's an hour of comedy and cabaret at a bar with a piano with seats around it and fancy booths and sassy bartenders and all the glamour you can fit in a back room on W. 26th St.!
Look, I know I'm not a 'singer, singer', but I have a mouth. Please come. $10 on the door! Then followed by live karaoke!
The Wau Wau Sisters - Backwards and in Heels!
Come see these two frolic under the stars and chandeliers of this beautiful Spiegeltent! Enjoy the thrills, spills and chills of cabaret going cabawrong!
Bring clothes! Bring booze! Bring your dancing' shoes! Let's march by twos through the apolocypse that is this year and straight to the dance floor. Hang from the chandeliers!
Dance! Laugh! Shout! Riot! xxx
CATCH TAKES HUDSON is the awesome series you may know from Brooklyn or Manhattan moved up to Hudson which is almost exactly like Brooklyn or Manhattan or Hudson or Bushwick or Brooklyn or Hudson! But sooooo pretty! In absolutely amazing venue called Basilica. Lots of performers, I'm just one of them.
Hudson NY. The 'Downtown' of Upstate'. I wish I could say I was kidding about that moniker, but I can not.
PS. If you want to stay at a rambling old mansion right on the Hudson with crazy beautiful sunsets and an even crazier innkeeper, check out The Suminski Innski! I know the owner Tim, so tell him I sent you! He's the best!
AT's Asking For It will be performed for one-night only as part of the Cal Arts Writing Now Reading Series Seminar. At the Lund Theater. Information at these links. Ticketing process TBD.