Porning the Planet
Written, performed and directed by Raquel Almazan
Presented by Pangea World Theater and La Lucha Arts Group
2 FREE Butoh Theater Dance Workshops with Raquel Almazan
Wed., March 18, 6 – 9pm
Sat., March 21, 12 – 3pm
Raquel Almazan – Writer/Performer/Director
Additional Direction – Charlotte Brathwaite
Penny Arcade – Dramaturgy/Director
Vangeline – Choreography
Sandra Powers – Multi-media
Jeffrey Michael – Costume
Brittany Andrews – Consultant
Adam Mansell – Sound Design
A STAR IS BORN: PORN STAR THAT IS
Pangea World Theater Studio
711 West Lake StreetMinneapolis, MN 55408
March 20-22, 2015
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 4:30pm
$10 advance, student, senior; $12 door
Solo show by writer/performer Raquel Almazan. Based on the life of real adult stars. In this dark comedy Porn Star Sensora joins Butoh dance with narrative performance and audience as pornographer.
As NASA chooses her for the making of the film Porning the Planet, Sensora attempts to answer multiple personality disorder through the building of a porn persona. On her way to meet Hugh Hiefner, our savior Sensora’s journey follows her from glam porn star to snuff assassinated President; to finally as a refugee in outer space, launching into the galaxy. Sensora’s metamorphosis challenges our notion of how pornography has altered our method of communicating and connecting with each other and ourselves. All multi-media in the show reflect images we download from her mind. Her provocative memories, her violent fantasies and her daily rituals are witnessed and downloaded for mass absorption into the collective consciousness.
Raquel Almazan (Writer/Performer) holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from U of F. /M.F.A. Columbia University-Playwriting. Selected plays include: La Migra Taco Truck (off broadway Theatre Row) La Paloma Prisoner (development labs- La Mama, The Lark table read, INTAR and Labyrinth Theatre Company, Womens Playwriting International Conference- Stockholm, Roma Tre University World Theatre Day). The Hopefulness (Theatre Row Reading-Rising Circle Theatre Company- Recepient of the Kate Neal Kinley Playwriting Fellowship). Solo Shows include She Wolves: Women in Sex, Death and Rebirth (P.S. 122, NYC Fringe Festival) and Porning the Planet (Dixon Place). Glossy Page Pimps (Miami Light Project) directed by Michael Garces. Ur-Faust that toured to Hyterio Theatre in Athens, Greece. Artistic Director of La Lucha Arts Group dedicated to her new works. Member of Dramatists Guild and League of Professional Theatre Women, SAG-AFTRA and HOLA.