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GENET PORNO Production Photos from Culturemart 2014

GENET PORNO "is startling, if not jarring, and has a lasting effect as high and low art merge almost seamlessly. The actors were all true to character, and the impeccable, tortured, sincere, beyond-the-call-of-duty-Obie-deserving acting by Oleg Dubson, as the transsexual Divine, is a must-see, truly tour-de-force performance..."
—The Brooklyn Rail on our February in-progress performances in Culturemart 2014 at HERE.

GENET PORNO is based on Jean Genet’s 1943 novel, Our Lady of the Flowers, and follows the loves and betrayals of a cross-dressing gay 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.
Directed by Yvan Greenberg and performed by Corey Dargel, Oleg Dubson, and William Smith.

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NEW: Episode Four of CAM4GenetWatch Now
CAM4Genet-Episode Four

Running in parallel with the development of GENET PORNO, this video series features director Yvan Greenberg with revealing and personal glimpses into the making of our new work.

GENET PORNO is being developed and produced as part of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).

Follow along as we develop the piece by checking out our project page on the HERE website.