PRUDE

PRUDE
Company
Probably Theatre Collective
Creator
Lou Campbell (they/them)
Runtime
45 minutes

PRUDE is a hilarious and high-energy blend of stand-up and drag. The piece begins as a motivational talk, given to the audience by the King of the Party, there to show everyone HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. Slowly, through lip-syncs and mortifying personal tales, we watch them unravel onstage, digging into the complex experience of being an asexual in an (allo)sexual world.


Credits

Director
Stevey Hunter (they/them)
Stage Manager
Dylan Tate-Howarth (she/her)
Sound Designer
Peter Sarty (he/him)
Costume Designer
Everette Fournier (he/him
they/them)

Performances

  Date Time
6th July 10:00pm Tickets
8th July 8:00pm Tickets
9th July 4:45pm Tickets
10th July 8:45pm Tickets
12th July 6:30pm Tickets
13th July 9:15pm Tickets
14th July 2:30pm Tickets

Venue

3 : Tarragon Theatre Solo Room

30 Bridgman Ave
Toronto
Ontario
M5R 1X3

Access

Level of Physical Access
Accessible

Covid-19 policy

Self-screening form
No
Masks
Yes
Proof of vaccination
No

Facilities

Air Conditioned
Yes
Washrooms
Yes
Outdoors
No

Accessibility information

This production offers relaxed measures, patrons can exit and enter the space freely. This production has pre-show audio notes available on this webpage. In addition, you can download a Visual Story Guide created by the company by clicking the ADDITIONAL ACCESS SUPPORT DOCUMENT button below.
This production has a free captioned video version. Please email communications@fringetoronto.com to receive access from the artist.


More about the company

This show was created by Lou Campbell, a white, trans non-binary graysexual. Probably Theatre Collective is made up of three white, settler, queers. (founding members: Lou Campbell, Laura Gallagher-Doucette, Dylan Tate-Howarth)


Land acknowledgement

Probably Theatre Collective is an interprovincial collective based in Kjipuktuk and Tkaronto. PRUDE was written in Kijipuktuk, later known in English as Halifax, which is on unceded Mikmak territory. Tkaronto, known in English as Toronto is the territory of many Indigenous nations including the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Land acknowledgements allow us to express our gratitude for the ability to live and work on the land we currently reside on, but more importantly it is a moment to acknowledge and reflect on the violent and ongoing effects of colonization. If you are a settler like the three members of Probably Theatre Collective are, here are some ways to do that: What are things we can actively do to fight for Indigenous people in our communities? One simple task is to learn: Go to nativeland.ca and learn about the land you live on. Research history outside of what we were taught in school. Learn about your own ancestry, and how it is connected to the history of colonization. Stay informed about and advocate for those affected by the ways colonization is enacted today in your own community; such the violent evictions taking place in both Kjipuktuk and Tkaronto. If you have access to generational wealth or make enough money to do so, redistribute your wealth whenever you can: to mutual aids, direct giving to the houseless, and groups where Indigenous people are in power and centered. 10 percent of the box office sales from PRUDE will be donated to Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction, you are encouraged to look them up and to donate also if you are able.


Content advice

Not recommended for persons under 18 years of ageSexual contentAbrupt cuesAudience participationMature language

Trigger warning: Sexual content, Discussion of substance use and abuse, discussion of sexual trauma.

Audience participation details

I speak directly to the audience, ask them questions and there is some call and response. I would refer to it more as "audience interaction."

Sensory description

This show comes with a sensory warning. There is loud music, overlapping sounds, dancing, and yelling. The piece has simple lighting, The set is a chair, a mic stand, and a mic. There will be a little box onstage with a few props. There is only one performer, they are called "THE KING OF THE PARTY" and they wear a bright pink morph suit that covers their entire body, hands, feet and face. There are eye holes and a mouth hole. They wear a bright pink cape and crown.

Unfortunately due to some grants funding not coming through, assisted performances will not be possible. Deaf and hard of hearing audience members interested in seeing the show can email lou.ri.campbell@gmail.com to receive a free captioned video version. Blind and/or vision impaired audience members can listen to the pre-show audio notes before arrival.


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