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Back by popular demand!
Jan 18, 19, 20 at 8:00 pm, Jan. 21 at 7:00 pm
A one-woman show about working as a stripper in Pittsburgh. Choreographer Moriah Ella Mason explores how we perform eroticism and consume intimacy, both in the club and at home. Through theater and dance, she unpacks the world of sex work: the emotional and economic forces, the movement vocabulary, the masks, and the moments of authentic connection.
Mason is joined by collaborating sound artists J.F. Winkles & Eric Weidenhof, video artist Liz Barentine, and the voices and expertise of other sex workers.
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Moriah Ella Mason in Sex Werque (Carnegie Stage, July 27). Candidly based on Mason’s real-life experiences as a stripper, Sex Werque explored attitudes and misconceptions about the sex industry, and her and fellow strippers’ feelings about the profession. Mason was resplendent in the groundbreaking one-woman dance-theater show.