Upcoming Events


THIS at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
May
2
to May 5

THIS at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Adrienne Truscott made THIS - a dance about dance without any dance; which treats text as choreography while playing with the intersections of memory, narrative authority, truth, fiction, performance and memoir. THIS mines Truscott's own pieces for material available for theft and repurposing in an artistic landscape of limited financial resources and energy. It investigates liminality and the experience and evaporation of time as it is parsed with memory and trauma - and allows the performance itself to be influenced by taking on these things in the midst of the current nationally traumatizing landscape -questioning making art while making it. THIS explores the role of the dancer — and the role of the female body — in the real world and recognizes that our personal narratives, like it or not, may be silently hidden in our bones and muscles; that performance itself might be memoir and suggests that this fact might be gross. 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.

CLICK HERE FOR TIX. Tickets go on sale March 13.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO TEASER!

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David's Friend by Nora Burns at Hudson Hall at Historic Hudson Opera House
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

David's Friend by Nora Burns at Hudson Hall at Historic Hudson Opera House

Hey Upstate Friends and Friends with Upstate Friends, a show I directed is coming to Hudson!

David's Friend

Hudson Hall Saturday April 27th at 7pm

327 Warren St, Hudson NY on

I hope you can come (and stay for a drink after)!

About the show:

"A feisty and funny one-woman show...a continual pleasure" - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

DAVID'S FRIEND

Written and performed by Nora Burns, Featuring Billy Hough of Scream Along With Billy, Directed by Adrienne Truscott

Tickets https://hudsonoperahouse.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Q00000OxUQTUA3

"The beauty of "David's Friend" is, you didn't have to be there. Burns was, and she brings it alive for the rest of us." - Marc Miller, NY Theatre Guide

"Nora is leading the charge out of our collective PTSD with love, humor and pelvic thrusts." - Ann Magnuson

"A potent performance about the passing of a great era, beautifully captured, with wells of compassion and funniness. I wish I had known David, now I do." - Sandra Bernhard

"Hilarious and incredibly moving - captures a moment in time so many of us closed the door on." - Jennifer Coolidge

(photo Patrick McMullan)

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Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX!!
Apr
18
to Apr 19

Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX!!

Good Show! Bad Show! Good Girl! Bad Girl! Waffle Chats!

I’m doing 2 nights of Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

when: Fri April 19 @ 9pm, Sat April 20 @ 7pm (60 min).

where: Museum of Human Achievement > 916 Springdale Rd

CLICK HERE FOR TIX TO Asking For It

AND….

ONE NIGHT ONLY!! (Right after Asking For It on the 20th)

Adrienne Truscott’s A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is a Feminist Performance Artist and I’m A Comedian)

Sat April 20 @ 9pm (60 min) Same place ^^^^

BAD SHOW! BAD GIRL!

Click HERE for TIX to this show

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Gender Mainstreaming Festival at Kampnagel, Hamburg
Mar
9
9:00 PM21:00

Gender Mainstreaming Festival at Kampnagel, Hamburg

#AskingForIt at #GenderMainstreaming, a programme chock-full of feminist empowerment, gender diversity and gender equality! Together with guest artists from Rimini, Berlin, Hamburg, Glasgow, Brighton and New York! (C'est moi!!)

A celebration of autonomy and plurality at #Kampnagel in #Hamburg!! 💄🧠👩‍🎤🦆✈️

Amazing international artists here!

Here’s their lovely copy about my show….

9.3.2019 // 21.00 Adrienne Truscott // Asking For It!

German stand-up-comedy is not widely regarded for being especially feminist. This may be traced back to the continued reign of the most popular, mostly male performers who are successfully flogging their “Women make terrible drivers” cliches to further deteriorate mainstream culture. New-York comedienne Adrienne Truscott is one of the beacons of hope in the dark night of international comedy, demonstrating that being political and advancing the queer-feminist agenda does not mean you can’t have a sense of humour. Dressed only from the waist up (not counting her shoes), she breaks down how rape jokes work and makes her vagina speak – accompanied by pop music and sufficient amounts of Gin Tonic to get a “girl” into trouble. ASKING FOR IT is a celestial moment in comedy and one that was lightyears ahead of #metoo: vicious, courageous, hilarious and definitely uncensored!

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Long Table Discussion. LONG TABLE: RAPE CULTURE & SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE ARTS
Mar
6
to Mar 7

Long Table Discussion. LONG TABLE: RAPE CULTURE & SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE ARTS

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY ACTION

Guest Host: Yasemin Ozumerzifon
Core Participants: Adrienne Truscott, Alexandra Beller, mayfield brooks, Jules Skloot, Qurrat Ann Kadwani

In 2006, activist Tarana Burke originated Me Too as a slogan of empathy and solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and assault. More than a decade later, #MeToo has grown into a movement confronting rape culture and its manifestation across the arts and other work and social environments. Let’s dig into the impact that these developments have had on dance artists and institutions and the possibilities for justice and personal healing.

Also join us for CIRCLING BACK: RESISTANCE AND HEALING: MAR 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Guides: Adrienne Truscott and Jules Skloot

Photo by Julieta Cervantes

LONG TABLE/CIRCLING BACK
Curated and hosted by Gibney Senior Curatorial Director, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, this series of conversations and experiential gatherings highlights important issues in the dance community.

Long Table conversations adopt performance artist Lois Weaver’s non-hierarchical Long Table format, encouraging informal conversation around topics of concern to the community.

Circling Back events are experiential gatherings, guided by dance community elders, in which artists reflect on themes and ideas from the previous Long Table while sharing wisdom, core values, and ways of living that inform their creative movement practice. Each circle—unique in format and content—will establish respectful, generous and generative space held by the guides and all who attend.

MAR. 6. 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FREE. Must RSVP HERE. Info on accessibility and more at this link.

Circle Back w/Jules Skloot on March 7.

GIBNEY 280 BROADWAY. 280 BROADWAY, ENTRANCE AT 53A CHAMBERS

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New Work @ Blundeland! @ House of Yes 2 Nights!
Feb
16
to Feb 17

New Work @ Blundeland! @ House of Yes 2 Nights!

Blunderland Variety Show (2 Nights!)

Come see some new work by your truly idiotic! Some stand up-y stuff as well as introducing Paige Turner!!

Have you grabbed your ticket yet to BLUNDERLAND on the 16th and 17th at House of Yes. YOU SHOULD. We are thrilled with the incredible amount of talent that is in this show including the House of Yes debut of international cabaret, variety, and circus star Adrienne Truscott!, Kelsey Strauch TWATLEY CREW and MORE!!

Eric says: “This incredible woman is one of the biggest smarty pants we know while simultaionsly being one of the most ridiculous. Her performances weave in and out from genre to genre, constantly surprising and titillating. What is she gonna do at Blunderland? Get a ticket and come find out!!!

House of YES. 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

TIX are $15-$30. CLICK HERE

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THIS at MIT Performing Series
Feb
7
to Feb 9

THIS at MIT Performing Series

As part of the inaugural MIT Performing series, Truscott’s residency will feature performances of her latest solo work, THIS, in Building W97. THIS is a brash, nonlinear confessional that bounces from 2017 feminism to the presidency to unconventional urban living. THIS explores the role of the dancer—and the role of the female body—in the real world with a hypnotic female spirit. Truscott mines her past and current large group and solo pieces for material available for theft and repurposing.

February 7, 8, and 9, 2019
MIT Building W97
345 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

FOR TIX CLICK LINK BELOW

https://arts.mit.edu/artists/adrienne-truscott/#about-the-residency

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AT's A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I'm A Comedian) in Los Angeles!
Jan
8
8:00 PM20:00

AT's A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I'm A Comedian) in Los Angeles!

Coming off 3-5 years touring her multi-award-winning Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It a simultaneously sobering and hilarious comedy about rape, rape culture and rape jokes - wherein she didn't wear any pants - Truscott is happy not to talk about rape for a while. But the show left her with the question, of course, what next? Is she a one-hit wonder? A comedian or a feminist performance artist? How do you follow up a show like that? Do you take more clothes off or put some on? What if failing arrogantly is a defiantly feminist act?

 

Her new show, Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufmann Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I'm A Comedian!) plums the joys and perils of mixing feminist performance art with stand up comedy. Bringing quirky 'high brow' performance roots to the low-down art of stand up comedy Truscott lets Kaufman's legacy guide her along that edge: if a show is doomed to ‘fail’ why not make a ‘failure’ and use Kaufman’s legendary ‘failures’ to frame it? She wrestles with standing up while telling jokes, the impossibility of 'second shows', irony, trolls and stealing 'material'. What if instead of making the follow-up show critics wanted her to make, she just made the show she wanted to make? Grappling hilariously with the art of being true to herself, while paying homage to one of comedy's greats, she literally wrestles the audience's expectations to the mat. She's found (stolen?) the perfect material but can she make it her own by curtains? One-Trick Pony or horse's ass? Who cares?! Giddy up, she's naked, funny and wants to wrestle.

The Australian Times says, 'A feminist masterpiece disguised behind dick-jokes and partial nudity. It’s brilliant!' 4.5 stars. Chortle gives it 2 stars and a definitive ‘Whatever’.

Jan 8. El Cid. Sunset Ave. 8pm

Click HERE for TIX

New NYC reviews in!

'In the current climate, in which we’re constantly bombarded with a breakneck news cycle, the off-kilter rhythm of this show gives us a welcome chance to forego standard expectations and join Truscott in taking a step back to reset...Truscott is so damn funny throughout, there’s no way you can’t call her a comic. She approaches uncomfortable subjects with an ease that gives the crowd the green light to laugh. A great storyteller, she makes the crowd feel like they’re chatting in a small, intimate group of friends.' - BUST Magazine

'Weaving many threads together in one bizarre, culminating pose felt the most like Truscott channeling Kaufman, perhaps because it had that same flavor of absurdity and the same sense that the performer behind the persona is just delighted to be doing his or her work. There were so many moments in this piece with such exuberance, and it made ONE TRICK PONY amusing and thought-provoking the whole way through. This show is not to be missed.' - Broadway World

'I LOVE Adrienne Truscott! Her comedic genius pushes the envelope every time. From rape culture to being labeled a feminist performance artist, Adrienne tackles it all in her comedy shows. The title alone peaked my interest and after seeing this show in June at Joe's Pub, I can't stop thinking about it.' - Call Me Adam

‘Nutty comic genius.’ West Australian ****

Source:: https://bust.com/entertainment/194837-adrienne-truscott-a-one-trick-pony.html

Posted in wrestling

Tagged Andy Kaufman, comedy, performance art, nudity, wrestling, Joe's Pub, Downtown, Saturday Night

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Sep
23
9:30 PM21:30

Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A.....

Comedy isn't for pussies, so Adrienne Truscott’s throwing hers back in the ring! Or is she? Your #1 Gimmicky-Pantsless-Performance Artist Turned Comedian wrestles with standing up while telling jokes, ‘second shows’, stealing material, categorization and bad reviews. All while paying homage to her favorite (dead?!) comedian. The Australian Times says, 'A feminist masterpiece disguised behind dick-jokes and partial nudity. It’s brilliant!' 4.5 stars. Chortle gives it 2 stars and a definitive ‘Whatever’.

How do you respond to reviews? How does a stage define who or what you are? What do you do for a 'second show'? Wrestle.

Where: Joe's Pub When: Sept 23 9:30 $15

Click HERE for TIX

New NYC reviews in!

'In the current climate, in which we’re constantly bombarded with a breakneck news cycle, the off-kilter rhythm of this show gives us a welcome chance to forego standard expectations and join Truscott in taking a step back to reset...Truscott is so damn funny throughout, there’s no way you can’t call her a comic. She approaches uncomfortable subjects with an ease that gives the crowd the green light to laugh. A great storyteller, she makes the crowd feel like they’re chatting in a small, intimate group of friends.' - BUST Magazine

'Weaving many threads together in one bizarre, culminating pose felt the most like Truscott channeling Kaufman, perhaps because it had that same flavor of absurdity and the same sense that the performer behind the persona is just delighted to be doing his or her work. There were so many moments in this piece with such exuberance, and it made ONE TRICK PONY amusing and thought-provoking the whole way through. This show is not to be missed.' - Broadway World

'I LOVE Adrienne Truscott! Her comedic genius pushes the envelope every time. From rape culture to being labeled a feminist performance artist, Adrienne tackles it all in her comedy shows. The title alone peaked my interest and after seeing this show in June at Joe's Pub, I can't stop thinking about it.' - Call Me Adam

‘Nutty comic genius.’ West Australian ****

Source:: https://bust.com/entertainment/194837-adrienne-truscott-a-one-trick-pony.html

Posted in wrestling

Tagged Andy Kaufman, comedy, performance art, nudity, wrestling, Joe's Pub, Downtown, Saturday Night

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Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I'm A Comedian)
Aug
4
9:30 PM21:30

Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I'm A Comedian)

Comedy isn't for pussies, so Adrienne Truscott’s throwing hers back in the ring! Or is she? Your #1 Gimmicky-Pantsless-Performance Artist Turned Comedian wrestles with standing up while telling jokes, ‘second shows’, stealing material, categorization and bad reviews. All while paying homage to her favorite (dead?!) comedian. The Australian Times says, 'A feminist masterpiece disguised behind dick-jokes and partial nudity. It’s brilliant!' 4.5 stars. Chortle gives it 2 stars and a definitive ‘Whatever’. 

How do you respond to reviews? How does a stage define who or what you are? What do you do for a 'second show'? Wrestle.

Where: Joe's Pub        When: Aug 4 9:30    $15

Click HERE for TIX

New NYC reviews in!

'In the current climate, in which we’re constantly bombarded with a breakneck news cycle, the off-kilter rhythm of this show gives us a welcome chance to forego standard expectations and join Truscott in taking a step back to reset...Truscott is so damn funny throughout, there’s no way you can’t call her a comic. She approaches uncomfortable subjects with an ease that gives the crowd the green light to laugh. A great storyteller, she makes the crowd feel like they’re chatting in a small, intimate group of friends.' - BUST Magazine

'Weaving many threads together in one bizarre, culminating pose felt the most like Truscott channeling Kaufman, perhaps because it had that same flavor of absurdity and the same sense that the performer behind the persona is just delighted to be doing his or her work. There were so many moments in this piece with such exuberance, and it made ONE TRICK PONY amusing and thought-provoking the whole way through. This show is not to be missed.' - Broadway World

'I LOVE Adrienne Truscott! Her comedic genius pushes the envelope every time. From rape culture to being labeled a feminist performance artist, Adrienne tackles it all in her comedy shows. The title alone peaked my interest and after seeing this show in June at Joe's Pub, I can't stop thinking about it.' - Call Me Adam

‘Nutty comic genius.’ West Australian  ****

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Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I'm A Comedian)
Jun
27
9:30 PM21:30

Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist and I'm A Comedian)

 

Comedy isn't for pussies, so Adrienne Truscott’s throwing hers back in the ring! Or is she? Your #1 Gimmicky-Pantsless-Performance Artist Turned Comedian wrestles with standing up while telling jokes, ‘second shows’, stealing material, categorization and bad reviews. All while paying homage to her favorite (dead?!) comedian. The Australian Times says, 'A feminist masterpiece disguised behind dick-jokes and partial nudity. It’s brilliant!' 4.5 stars. Chortle gives it 2 stars and a definitive ‘Whatever’. 

How do you respond to reviews? How does a stage define who or what you are? What do you do for a 'second show'? Wrestle.

Where: Joe's Pub        When: June 27 9:30    $15

Click HERE for TIX

‘Nutty comic genius.’ West Australian  ****

 

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Do You Want A Cookie? An International Cabaret at Joe's Pub June 1st!
Jun
1
9:30 PM21:30

Do You Want A Cookie? An International Cabaret at Joe's Pub June 1st!

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret brings DO YOU WANT A COOKIE? TEST BATCH to Joe's Pub June 1st at 9:30pm

 

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret has been hard at work concocting the perfect cabaret confections to feed your cravings. Sample some of our favorites in this one-night-only performance featuring an eclectic and exciting batch of cabaret artists including Adrienne Truscott (NYC), Bridge Markland (Berlin), Cherdonna Shinatra (Seattle), Cookie Diorio (Philly), Gosia Kasprzycka (Paris/Poland), Daniel Park (Philly), Jess Conda (Philly), John Jarboe (Philly), Messapotamia LeFae (Philly), and Tareke Ortiz (Mexico City). Part Great Cabaret Bake-Off, part irreverent romp through cabaret history: we've got recipes for subversion, joy, provocation, and community. Come hungry.

"An experimental cabaret troupe" - The New York Times

"Medley is the name of their complicated, charming, entertaining game: old and new, historical and contemporary, male and female, funny and moving, parody and pointed, if implicit, social commentary." - Toby Zinman, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tickets: $15 in advance//$20 at the door. $10 with promo code POISON
Ticket Link: https://publictheater.org/reserve/index.aspx?performanceNumber=37679
Time: Doors at 9, show at 9:30pm
Location: Joe's Pub at the Public Theater/425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
There is a two drink or $12 food minimum

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Rape Jokes by Survivors at Caveat
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Rape Jokes by Survivors at Caveat

Join us for a night of storytelling, catharsis and laughter as comedians who identify as survivors of sexual assault, harassment and, in one case, a lawsuit for speaking out against an alleged rapist, share their experiences and change the narrative of how we joke about rape.

Sexual assault is everywhere, and the comedy community is by no means an exception. With a new industry predator revealed seemingly every month, we think it’s time for a new kind of rape joke.

Hear us and laugh until you cry, or cry until you laugh, but either way...hear us.

**The show will be filmed as part of a larger documentary project "Rape Jokes by Survivors."

FEATURING: 
Wendi Starling
Adrienne Truscott
Jasmine Pierce
Irene Fagan Merrow
Rebecca O’Neal
Rosa Escandon
Arti Gollapudi
Vanetta Schoefield
Maggie Widdoes
Chloe McGovern
Marla Moon
Pauline Murphy
Brittany Brave

Doors: 6:30
Show: 7:00
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

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Apr
15
5:30 PM17:30

Sundays On Broadway

Sunday is Tax Day is Dance Day on 537 Broadway 

DESCRIPTION:
Adrienne continues to embrace, play with, undermine and disregard the forms she loves. She will see how this works on Broadway -historically a place for mediocrity costumed and soundtracked - and on Sunday - historically understood as a day of rest. I'm gonna act like a dancer or something or someone or just pick a character and stay. In it. #stayingincharacter

 

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Wau Wau Sisters do Monday Nights on Not My President's Day!
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Wau Wau Sisters do Monday Nights on Not My President's Day!

One Night ONLY! @ Big Sky Works!

Hey New Yawk!
Happy He's Not Your President's Day! Come to Big Sky Works TONIGHT for a couple of hours to try to forget what should be forgotten! If only!

Back in the day, the The Wau Wau Sisters did Monday Nights at Galapagos - when it was one of few bars in Williamsburg. 
It would often land on a 'holiday' of some sort that we would do something hammy about.
Back then we didn't make full-length shows - It was a bar, so we popped on and off stage about 4-5 times at night, for about 4 minutes each time. We did that for 2 years!
Tonight, we're doing that style, so come for a slappy happy hour vibe and we'll feed your brain and bellies with some old faves and some new stupidity!
It's the End of the world as we know it!
Which could be a good thing.
Change is a-comin'. 
Come on out and feel fine!
xoxo🤡😈🤸‍♀️👄👠💄🍷

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Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

AVANT GARDE ARAMA!!! at PS122! (PSNYblackheart)

PS1NY22!
Avant-Garde-A-RAMA!!
Almost everyone you know in NYC will be there tonight!
Starts at 6
FREE FREE FREE
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
So, first, come, and then serve what you got on the dance floor with Jeighdie Samson on the Decks at 9pm.
Come feel free for free with nice people of President's Day Eve.
The future is coming.

INFO HERE

ARTICLE in ARTFORUM HERE

 

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Feb
16
10:00 PM22:00

GET PEGGED CABARET! Philadelphia

One Night Only at FringeArts Bar!

Like a poison cookie—tempting and treacherous, pleasing and perilous—Get Pegged Cabaret lures you inside a reimagined La Peg, then jumps you with unrestrained intimacy and performance. Each night features uncensored and stimulating entertainment from the sexy, satirical, daring, delightful, queer, and most dangerous performers from Philadelphia, New York, and beyond.

TIX HERE

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Feb
15
9:30 PM21:30

David's Friend @ JOE'S PUB!

One Night Only at Joe's Pub!

"A feisty and funny one-woman show…..her odyssey will bring alive the period and its pleasures (and poisons) with pungent animation…a continual pleasure”
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

David’s Friend
Thursday Feb 15th 9:30pm
Joe’s Pub
Tickets $20 at Joespub.com (PM me for discount code)
(photo Patrick McMullan)

David’s Friend
Written and performed by Nora Burns
Featuring Billy Hough
Directed by Adrienne Truscott
Dramaturgy - Lucy Sexton
Art Direction - Tal Yarden
Costumes - Connie Fleming
Video Montages - Len Whitney

David’s Friend is the story of a crazy friendship in 1980s New York City -- a restless city during a reckless time. It’s a comic odyssey about cruising, disco, drag queens, strippers, sex, love, loss, and AIDS, told with music, videos, costumes, characters, tall tales and torrid truths. 

Written and performed by Nora Burns with direction by Adrienne Truscott, dramaturgy by Lucy Sexton, and visual collaboration by Len Whitney, featuring Billy Hough, this fast-paced show is a multi-media celebration of friendship, fun, freaks, fag hags, youthful passion, changing times, emotions, memories, Manhattan and music that moves your feet to a disco beat. 

“The show delivered on all fronts -- it's funny, it's nostalgic, it's touching, it's poignant and it's smart.”
Kenneth in the 212

“The beauty of “David’s Friend” is, you didn’t have to be there. Burns was, and she brings it alive for the rest of us.”
Marc Miller, NY Theatre Guide

"Nora is leading the charge out of our collective PTSD with love, humor and pelvic thrusts." - Ann Magnuson

“A potent performance about the passing of a great era, beautifully captured, with wells of compassion and funniness. I wish I had known David, but now I do.” - Sandra Bernhard

“Hilarious and incredibly moving - captures a moment in time so many of us closed the door on.” - Jennifer Coolidge

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Jan
30
to Jan 31

David's Friend @ Casita Del Campo

2 NIGHTS ONLY LOS ANGELES!

"A feisty and funny one-woman show…..her odyssey will bring alive the period and its pleasures (and poisons) with pungent animation…a continual pleasure”
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

David’s Friend
Thursday Feb 15th 9:30pm
Joe’s Pub
Tickets $20 at Joespub.com (PM me for discount code)
(photo Patrick McMullan)

David’s Friend
Written and performed by Nora Burns
Featuring Billy Hough
Directed by Adrienne Truscott
Dramaturgy - Lucy Sexton
Art Direction - Tal Yarden
Costumes - Connie Fleming
Video Montages - Len Whitney

David’s Friend is the story of a crazy friendship in 1980s New York City -- a restless city during a reckless time. It’s a comic odyssey about cruising, disco, drag queens, strippers, sex, love, loss, and AIDS, told with music, videos, costumes, characters, tall tales and torrid truths. 

Written and performed by Nora Burns with direction by Adrienne Truscott, dramaturgy by Lucy Sexton, and visual collaboration by Len Whitney, featuring Billy Hough, this fast-paced show is a multi-media celebration of friendship, fun, freaks, fag hags, youthful passion, changing times, emotions, memories, Manhattan and music that moves your feet to a disco beat. 

“The show delivered on all fronts -- it's funny, it's nostalgic, it's touching, it's poignant and it's smart.”
Kenneth in the 212

“The beauty of “David’s Friend” is, you didn’t have to be there. Burns was, and she brings it alive for the rest of us.”
Marc Miller, NY Theatre Guide

"Nora is leading the charge out of our collective PTSD with love, humor and pelvic thrusts." - Ann Magnuson

“A potent performance about the passing of a great era, beautifully captured, with wells of compassion and funniness. I wish I had known David, but now I do.” - Sandra Bernhard

“Hilarious and incredibly moving - captures a moment in time so many of us closed the door on.” - Jennifer Coolidge

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WILD BORE at Sydney Festival January 2018!!
Jan
24
to Jan 28

WILD BORE at Sydney Festival January 2018!!

Whoop! The most talked about show of the Edinburgh Fringe hits Sydney Festival!

About An Hour Series. Jan 24-28. 

 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

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.

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THIS at American Realness!
Jan
14
to Jan 16

THIS at American Realness!

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.

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WILD BORE at Soho Theatre, London.
Nov
21
to Dec 16

WILD BORE at Soho Theatre, London.

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)

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Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It in Los Angeles! FINALLY!!
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It in Los Angeles! FINALLY!!

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
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