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Horse Trade Theater Group and Porkpie Productions Announce PART TIME PROSTITUTE

From New Zealand, where sex work has been decriminalized, comes "the autobiographical true story of a Part Time Prostitute. Book an hour with Lucy Johnson, a working hooker who will take you between the sheets for an intimate and humorous peek at the ins and outs of a profession that is sometimes glamorized, often vilified, but always deeply intriguing. Contains filthy language, adult themes, and statistics. Raw, raw statistics."

Johnson explains, "Prostitution in the media is either elevated to the courtesans of Moulin Rouge and the high class call girls of Belle De Jour, or represented as the choice of the desperate, entangled with drugs and crime. I’ve written this show to give my own experience of working as a prostitute, a little bit of glamour, a little bit of vileness but on the whole just an interesting, sometimes boring, sometimes fun job. A job where I have sex with strangers."

Meet Lucy's clients (not by name, of course), from the surprisingly nice to the morbidly obese to the actually skilled in bed, and learn the (ahem) tricks of the trade, from brothel etiquette, to the ways in which size matters, to how to tell your mom, to the friendliest way to get a guy's finger out of your ass, and of course, the difference between orgasm and cardiac arrest. Johnson addresses the myths and misconceptions of hooking, and shares what she learned about men from sleeping with more than a hundred a year.

Direct from its premiere at the Wellington NZ Fringe Festival Part Time Prostitute stars Rachel Rouge, noted New Zealand burlesque performer and founder of the Wellington branch of Dr. Sketchy's. The NYC premiere, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and Porkpie Productions will run March 20-28 at The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), Tuesday & Wednesday at 8pm. Tickets ($18/$15 students & seniors) are available online at www.horseTRADE.info or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.

LUCY JOHNSON (Writer/Director) became a prostitute in 2009 after reading about the true identity of Belle De Jour. She didn’t need to become a prostitute, she was just intrigued, thrilled even. Since beginning she has grown in confidence, learnt a lot about herself and about men and paid o? a hefty student loan. http://lucyjohnsonspeaks.blogspot.com/

RACHEL WALTON (Producer/Designer) thrives on new experiences and personal challenges. She has travelled to 35 di?erent countries in 5 continents living and working in Switzerland, Sudan, Scotland and Ethiopia, she has had an immense variety of jobs from nanny, freak show sprooker, teacher, ghost tour guide and factory worker and never once worked as a graphic designer despite her honours degree in typography.

RACHEL ROUGE (Performer) is New Zealand’s most experienced burlesque performer: she became a burlesque performer in 2002 while based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has been fortunate enough to perform in 6 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. She returned to New Zealand in 2008 and established, managed and hosted the Wellington branch of Dr. Sketchy, a monthly cabaret life drawing event. She has featured prominently in many of Wellington’s burlesque and cabaret events.

PORKPIE PRODUCTIONS is an international leader in risqué entertainments, producing shows around the globe, from such far-flung locales as London, Vancouver CA, Australia, and New Zealand, coast to coast and North to South in the US of A, and of course, right here in New York CIty. Productions include Pinchbottom, the "Best Burlesque" in New York (The Village Voice, New York Magazine), the Shocks & C*cks all nude all dude revue, Grab My Junk and The Naked Truth burlesque game shows, and many more.

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership.



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