27 March 2014
Media release: charlatan clinic
Challenging Theatre: ‘Whore’ Speaks Out
Charlatan clinic and Printable Reality are proudly working
In collaboration to present our new work ‘Whore’.
Contemporary, topical, true-life based monologues told by six
Characters: ‘Married Woman’, ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Illegal
Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Refugee’ and ‘Transgender’. This work is a
Collection of stories about street sex workers in Auckland, New Zealand.
Directed and written by Melissa Fergusson (‘Motherlock’, ‘The
Artefact Project’, ‘pURe’, ‘Salt), the show features acting talent
Rebecca Parr (‘Shortland Street’, ’pURe’), Lee Ah Yen
Faatoia (‘The 3UP’, ‘Hongi’ for Sexy Bird) and Geraldine Creff
(Tartuffe, Spartacus) in the principal character roles.
‘Whore’ is performing at ‘Lifewise’ Merge Café on May 29 – June 1 at 8pm, who are kindly
Supporting and sponsoring this event. ‘Lifewise’ is an Auckland-based community organisation
Initiating new ways to solve challenging social issues and providing services to families in need, the
Homeless as well as older and disabled people.
1. What are your thoughts on prostitution?
Until all of us: individually, as a society, as a humanity … don’t resolve our conflicting relationship with intimacy and the way we approach our sexuality and our sexual interactions – prostitution will play significant social role. It also is a source of primary income for number of people and an “industry” and profit-making enterprise for some, as prostitution penetrates all segments of contemporary society.
2. Have you slept with a sex worker before?
3. Why or why not?
I guess, I was always able to find a sexual partner in a different way.
4. What does the word ‘whore’ mean to you?
Anybody who is willing to provide sexual pleasures in exchange for a payment of a sort.
5. Do you belief in monogamy?
6. Have you been solicited to, by a sex worker in the street? Male or female?
7. Do you think sex work is a choice?
8. Are you heterosexual, bisexual or gay?
9. Are you tempted to pay for sex, if you want to experiment?
10. Lastly, do you judge others who visit sex workers regularly?