A special one night only preview performance of a new high tech cutting edge multimedia event inspired by the life of Adult Hall of Fame Legend Brittany Andrews will commence on Sunday, October 30th at Theater 80 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Warhol protégé & Director Penny Arcade has teamed up with Miss Andrews and award winning writer/performer Raquel Almazan to preview an excerpt selection of this work in progress that blends chic performance art along with sensual Butoh dance and stylish audio/visual multimedia.
In this dark comedy, fictional Porn Star Sensora (based on Miss Andrews) joins Butoh dance with narrative text using the audience as pornographer.
As NASA chooses her for the making of the film Porning the Planet, Sensora attempts to answer multiple personality disorder through the building of a porn persona. On her way to meet “Hugh Hiefner” our savior, Sensora’s journey follows her from glam porn star to snuff assassinated President; to finally as a refugee in outer space, launching into the galaxy. Sensora’s metamorphosis challenges our notion of how pornography has altered our method of communicating and connecting with each other and ourselves. All multi-media in the show reflect images we download from her mind. Her provocative memories, her violent fantasies and her daily rituals are witnessed and downloaded for mass absorption into the collective consciousness.
“When first meeting Brittany in 2008” Almazan reflects “I had completed a first draft of the play. I quickly realized that during our first meeting I was writing about Brittany before even meeting her. Brittany has been the central muse for this project, the political driving force behind the detailed development of all sides, angles and takes on what makes the porn industry operate financially, and on and individual emotional scale.”
Almazan then brought Artist Penny Arcade on board as director “For the last 3 years we have worked closely together with Penny to create a piece that is not victim based, rather a multi-media production and possible screenplay that examines the audience (consumers), the producers of porn and the “stars” themselves in an honest, brutal and enlightening journey.”
“The whole project has been super exciting and it’s been amazing to work with Raquel and Penny so intensely over the last year! Says Miss Andrews “I believe the script is revolutionary and makes some great political statements and it’s been a huge pleasure working with all these talented multimedia artists. There are so many aspects – animation, dance, sound/visuals – it will be such a mind-blowing experience for the audience!”
Almazan continues “Brittany personifies the difficult challenge in creating this piece in a society who does not want certain truths revealed. This piece is similar to Brittany’s soul, uncompromising, complex, and delves into the unanswered. I am grateful to her for being so giving, sharing of herself in the development of this piece.
This special one-off preview performance of De-Sensitiz Nation of a Generation will take place as follows – future full length performances will premiere in 2012.
Sunday, OCTOBER 30TH 2011
80 ST. MARKS PLACE
NY, NY 10003
10:30 PM / DURATION: 45 MINUTE EXCERPT
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