Laboratory Theater to Present GENET PORNO at HERE, 1/28-29
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by BWW News Desk
Come see the first 40 min. of Laboratory Theater's new work, GENET PORNO, on Monday and Tuesday, January 28 & 29 at 7 PM at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue NYC (enter on Dominick St. one block south of Spring St.)
GENET PORNO is based on Jean Genet's 1943 novel, Our Lady of the Flowers, and follows the loves and betrayals of a transvestite prostitute named Divine. Divine's story is staged within the production of a present-day gay porn video, incorporating narrative elements from the confessional videoblog of a real-life porn star. Their stories merge in an "impossible ballet" as GENET PORNO explores our contemporary culture of narcissism and the consequences that result from blurring our public and private lives.
GENET PORNO is being developed and produced as part of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Beautifully produced, yet still in development, CULTUREMART is the annual festival of HARP, where process becomes the focus. With a limited number of performances, festival tickets sell fast. GENET PORNO is on a shared bill with Soomi Kim's Chang(e).