Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It:
A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy And Little Else!
Adrienne Truscott (USA)
Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy And Little Else! mixes humor, dance, video, and pussy-puppetry while undoing the rules and rhetoric surrounding rape and comedy.
Stepping outside the realm of an arts space, Adrienne straddles the world of stand-up and performance art in this one women show dressed only from the waist up and ankles down. With commentary from George Carlin, Louis C. K. and Robert De Niro, she takes on ducks, mini-skirts, rape whistles, Daniel Tosh, and Rick Ross all while drinking enough gin & tonics to get a girl in trouble.
Heavy at its core but light on its feet, Adrienne makes jokes about rape all night long…even if you ask her to stop.
“Brutal, brilliant and brave…if you miss it you will miss the moment in the history of stand-up comedy wherein a woman actually took the genre and did something with it that no man could do. This is without doubt the most powerful hour of comedy.” – The Scotsman (UK)
Comedy | Theater | Multimedia
The Creek and the Cave
& The Chocolate Factory.
Sept. 23-25, 30-Oct. 3 at 8pm
Sept. 26 at 7pm
at At The Creek & The Cave
10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City in Queens
Adrienne is the winner of the Fosters’ Edinburgh Comedy Award 2013 Panel Prize for the premiere of Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else.
Adrienne learned how to and continues to make work in terms of choreographic composition, an early application of form that seemed to allow for the most broad investigation, loose interpretation, and varied possibilities. This impulse remains strong because increasingly live performance strikes her as the most radical way to re-engage people’s attention—not just socially or politically, but personally, aesthetically, energetically; the most available way to trigger the act of paying attention. She engages many genres of live performance that look, act, and intend differently. Her work is held uniquely in common by this understanding of composition, enabling it to remain clear while being complex, sophisticated while accessible, available yet mysterious, personally unique while layered in abstraction, entertaining yet rigorous and serious about being humorous. She has consistently sought out different environments/mandates for her work rather than relegating it to specific economic, social, aesthetic, or geographic contexts. She is curious about how modes of presentation (i.e., experimental, international, commercial, or illegal venues) interact with different forms (dance, cabaret, circus, comedy) and how that can upend assumptions that often accompany these forms and their target audiences, respectively. She is attracted to the possibility of failure as a mandate for rigor.
Since its founding in 2005, The Chocolate Factory Theater has supported the development and presentation of new work by a community of local, national and international artists working in dance, theater, performance, and multimedia. The Chocolate Factory’s programs have drawn many thousands of new visitors to its 5,000 square foot industrial facility in Long Island City, Queens. The organization is currently planning for the purchase and renovation of a permanent facility in the neighborhood.
The Chocolate Factory is artist-founded and artist-led. Its founding Directors, Sheila Lewandowski and Brian Rogers, continue to create and present their own work at The Chocolate Factory while providing support to a close-knit community of forward-thinking visiting artists working at all stages of their careers.
The Chocolate Factory received an Obie grant in 2009. Its works have received Bessie and Obie Awards and have toured nationally and internationally.