charlatan clinic are pleased to announce the world premiere of the first (of six) WHORE films: ‘Illegal Migrant’ to be screened at Lot 23 studio on the 14 February, 2015.
“She hails from Brazil. Arrived in NZ on a tourist visa in the hope of finding love or a good job. Instead she resorts to sex work sleeping with both straight & bisexual men. She has one friend who she confides in; lives in fear of being deported.”
Sponsors kindly supporting this event: LYC (Love Your Condom), Splice, Paper Bag Princess, Four Eyes Media NZ, Lot 23 and many other creatives.
Venue: Lot 23, 23 Minnie Street, Eden Terrace from 6pm – 10pm
FREE screening every 30 minutes
Platters and wine available from 6pm
Charlatan clinic welcome donations via Indiegogo crowdfunding platform live from 20 January, 2015.
Charlatan clinic’s most recent theatre work ‘Whore’ has now been adapted to screen. ‘Whore’ is a collection of stories about street sex workers from Auckland, New Zealand. The play has performed successfully in 2014 at alternative venues including Lifewise Merge Cafe in May/June, Lot 23 Studio in July, then toured to Wellington showcasing at BATS (Out of Site) in late September.
Fergusson has been working with a small team of creatives to start the process with one short film already in post-production.
‘Illegal Migrant’ will be screened in early 2015, with plans to take all 6 short films internationally, on the festival circuit.
The talented core cast for ‘Illegal Migrant’ includes Geraldine Creff (Illegal Migrant), Jennie Cruse (Patron), Carl Drake (John) and Becky Kuek (Maria) in this real-time snippet of this sex worker’s life.
Media Release: charlatan clinic
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
charlatan clinic’s confronting new work ‘Whore’ in collaboration with Printable Reality, begins 29 May performing at Lifewise Merge Cafe in Karangahape Road, Ponsonby.
‘Whore’ delves into the lives of six characters (‘Rent boy’, ‘Refugee’, ‘Illegal migrant’, ‘Married woman’, ‘Underage sex worker’ and ‘Transgender’) played by Lee Ah Yen Faatoia, Rebecca Parr and Geraldine Creff, who have written about their experience on the charlatan clinic blog.
Fergusson has met with Auckland sex workers and conducted interviews to gain insight and understanding, for the purpose of honest storytelling. She is fascinated why society think ‘Whore’ is a dirty word. Fergusson says “Sex work is heavily stigmatised and misunderstood in society. Hopefully my play brings truth, and challenges perception.”
Lifewise Merge Cafe will be converted into an intimate theatre space, seating up to 60 people per show. There will also be a photo gallery of the making of ‘Whore’, and audio interviews about sex work at the venue.
‘Whore’ is proudly supported and sponsored by Lifewise, Splice, Printable Reality, NZ Stage, The Makeup School, Paper Bag Princess, NZPC and Four Eyes Media.
Tickets $10 – Door Sales Only
‘Whore’ season runs 29 May – 1 June @8pm, Lifewise Merge Cafe, 453 Karangahape Road, Ponsonby.