One-on-one Masterclass with Creator & Performer Adrienne Truscott

25 November 2021

New York-based artist and Fringe hero Adrienne Truscott has been making critically acclaimed, genre-straddling work internationally for over 20 years. Straight from her sold-out run with Brokentalkers at Dublin Fringe Festival 2021, we are delighted to have Adrienne with us to host a day of one-on-one online conversations to help you to shape your show.  

Adrienne’s done it all and she’s here to share her skills! Get ready for a firm shove through the door towards digging deep into your artistic impulses. These workshops will provide a space to inspect your ideas with an outside eye: a chance to investigate, to cycle through your just-emerging concepts to find the gems, to figure out the core-questions of your work.

Sign up if: you’re still in the ideas stage of a project, if you’d like to consider integrating movement into a project that you’re beginning to get on it’s feet, if you’re looking to stretch beyond your ‘comfort form’ or if you have an idea that has been nagging you but you feel wary of, afraid of. Or if you have a bad idea that won't leave you alone!

Take place Thursday, 9 December 2021, via Zoom. Spaces are limited, please register your interest here by 10am, 6th December.

Performer Adrienne Truscott sitting on outdoor steps with a whistle and can of beer

Adrienne Truscott is a choreographer, circus acrobat, dancer, writer, storyteller and comedian. She has been making genre-straddling performances in New York City and abroad for over 20 years. She was one of 20 artists selected nationally for the inaugural 2014 Doris Duke Impact Artist Award and is a 2017 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grantee for Theater/Performance Art.   Her evening-length solo comedic work and group choreographic works have been presented variously at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, Darwin Festival, PS122, Joe’s Pub, The Kitchen, Dublin Fringe, Danspace, Boom Arts, New York Live Arts, The Malthouse Theater (Melbourne), and Dance Theater Workshop, among others. The Wau Wau Sisters, her boundary busting neo-vaudevillian collaboration with Tanya Gagne, has been presented by such iconic venues as the Sydney Opera House (Aus), Joe’s Pub and CBGB’s (NYC), Victoria Arts Center (Melbourne) and The Roundhouse (London). Her form-busting and ground-breaking show Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! won the 2013 Edinburgh Foster's Panel-Prize, was a finalist for the Total Theater Award for Playing With Form and is considered a critical impetus to the evolving conversation about rape culture. It continues to tour internationally and has been presented by or included in curriculum at CalArts, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Louis and Clarke College among others. Her latest solo performance piece, THIS, was recently nominated for a 2017 New York Performance Award (Bessie) for Outstanding Production. As a writer, her essays have appeared in two Australian anthologies – Women of Letters: Between Us and Doing It: Women Tell the Truth about Great Sex. Other essays have been published in The Guardian, Mamamia, and several other print and online publications. She recently appeared as a storyteller at the Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas, on the iconic series The Moth and in various live storytelling series.

Truscott has taught at Wesleyan University Dance Department as a visiting artist, and has guest taught at Sarah Lawrence College’s Theater and Dance Departments and Yale University.