Laboratory Theater | GENET PORNO
January 28 & 29, 2013 | HERE's Culturemart Festival
laboratorytheater.org | here.org/resident-artists/project/genet-porno
Director Yvan Greenberg reveals something personal about the making of GENET PORNO. Laboratory Theater's new work is based on Jean Genet's 1943 novel, Our Lady of the Flowers, and follows the loves and betrayals of a transvestite prostitute named Divine. In our attempt to stage the "impossible ballet" of Divine's life, her story unfolds within a modern-day gay porn video shoot and incorporates narrative elements from the confessional videoblog of a real-life porn star. Their stories merge as GENET PORNO explores our contemporary culture of narcissism and the consequences that result from blurring the lines between our public and private lives.