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GENET PORNO

WORLD PREMIERE
SEPTEMBER 9–26, 2015 at HERE
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GENET PORNO "is startling, if not jarring, and has a lasting effect as high and low art merge almost seamlessly...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, based on 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.

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GENET PORNO is being developed and produced as part of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), with additional support provided by the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, Axe-Houghton Foundation, and Mertz Gilmore Late Stage Production Fund.

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