In the 1990s, Annie Sprinkle, a porn star turned performance artist, catapulted into the mainstream with her one woman show, Post Porn Modernist. From burlesque dives to off-Broadway stages in New York and sold out theaters across the world, this controversial piece moved from the fringes of performance art to the battleground of national controversy. Known as the Battle of the NEA 4, Republicans like Jesse Helms called for Annie’s show to be defunded, naming it a “Sewer of Depravity.” Meanwhile, the performance art world struggled to come to terms with the death and devastation of a community demolished by AIDS. In The Annie Sprinkle Project: Reflections of a Post Porn Modernist, Annie Sprinkle (performed by Sophia LaPaglia), tells her story in her own words. Set in quarantine 2020, Sophia performs her word for word interviews with Annie and the legendary team who made Annie’s show into Theater History. This powerful interactive show explores sexuality, feminism, radical love, and the healing impact of theater in the time of a pandemic.
ONE SHOW LEFT:
June 25th @7pm
Streaming tickets are pay-what-you-can!
This show will include a talk back with ANNIE SPRINKLE herself! Who will be joining us in person! Please plan some time to stay after and join the discussion, thank you!
Includes Graphic content. Must be 18 or older to attend.
Masks are strongly encouraged. Thank you!