Prostitution in the US is a $14 billion dollar industry, yet is a crime in all but a few cities. But what if it weren't? From New Zealand, where sex work has been decriminalized, comes the autobiographical true story of a Part Time Prostitute. Book an hour with Lucy Johnson, a working hooker who will take you between the sheets for an intimate and humorous peek at the ins and outs of a profession that is sometimes glamorized, often vilified, but always deeply intriguing. Contains filthy language, adult themes, and statistics. Raw, raw statistics
Johnson explains, "Prostitution in the media is either elevated to the courtesans of Moulin Rouge and the high class call girls of Belle De Jour, or represented as the choice of the desperate, entangled with drugs and crime. I’ve written this show to give my own experience of working as a prostitute, a little bit of glamour, a little bit of vileness but on the whole just an interesting, sometimes boring, sometimes fun job. A job where I have sex with strangers."
Meet Lucy's clients (not by name, of course), from the surprisingly nice to the morbidly obese to the actually skilled in bed, and learn the (ahem) tricks of the trade, from brothel etiquette, to the ways in which size matters, to how to tell your mom, to the friendliest way to get a guy's finger out of your ass, and of course, the difference between orgasm and cardiac arrest. Johnson addresses the myths and misconceptions of hooking, and shares what she learned about men from sleeping with more than a hundred a year.
Direct from its premiere at the Wellington NZ Fringe Festival Part Time Prostitute stars Rachel Rouge, noted New Zealand burlesque performer and founder of the Wellington branch of Dr. Sketchy's.
About the Company: Horse Trade Theater Group
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership.
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