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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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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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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)

FOR TIX: Click Here

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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
For TIX CLICK HERE

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WILD BORE at The Traverse Theater. Edinburgh Fringe 2017!!
Aug
8
to Aug 27

WILD BORE at The Traverse Theater. Edinburgh Fringe 2017!!

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!

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=wild%20bore

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Bessie Nominated THIS. At LA/LA Festival Minneapolis July 28-30
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Bessie Nominated THIS. At LA/LA Festival Minneapolis July 28-30

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-lala-festival-tickets-35848573047#tickets

"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

 

 

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Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

OVERVIEW OF ALL SORTS OF SHOWS COMING UP FROM NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER!!

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....

JULY
Minneapolis. 
THIS - SOON!! 
LALA Festival
July 28-29!!
'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

AUGUST
Edinburgh.  
Wild Bore
Edinburgh Festival FringeFringe. Traverse Theatre
August 8-27
'From artists Zoe Coombs MarrUrsula 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. **
(You decide.)

SEPTEMBER
BERLIN
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. *****

NOVEMBER
VERMONT
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
November 10.

Websites Updates and More cities coming soon!
ATxoxo
But first....MINNEAPOLIS!!

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Jun
30
9:30 PM21:30

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It Returns to Joe's Pub!

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.

http://www.publictheater.org/en/Joes-Pub-at-the-Public/

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May
17
to Jun 4

Wild Bore

Wild Bore is a new collaboration between myself, Olivier Award-winning Ursula Martinez (London) and Barry Award-winning Zoe Coombs Marr (Sydney). It premiers at The Malthouse Theater in Melbourne in May 2017!

17 MAY – 4 JUNE 2017

 

More details soon!

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Mar
13
to Mar 18

Adrienne Truscott has made THIS.

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.

https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/this

 

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Mar
8
9:30 PM21:30

Asking For It @ Adelaide Fringe ONE NIGHT ONLY! For Charity

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

https://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/adrienne-truscott-s-asking-for-it-a-one-lady-rape-about-comedy-starring-her-pussy-and-little-else

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Feb
5
7:45 PM19:45

Perth FringeWorld! The Wau Wau Sisters - Backwards and in Heels

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!

https://www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/event/the_wau_wau_sisters_backwards_and_in_heels/5cf9e3ac-68c4-40f4-b169-5e75e396e751/

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Feb
4
10:10 PM22:10

Perth FringeWorld! Asking For It! 3 Nights Only

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/

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Jan
29
to Mar 12

David's Friend by Nora Burns at La Mama Theater, NYC>

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.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/29/theater/davids-friend-review.html

TIX HERE: http://lamama.org/davids_friend/

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