Porn Star


By Chris Craddock, 2002

This was the very first production in The Living Room Playhouse. This production marks the shift in Azimuth’s sensibilities and intended audience, and was wildly popular selling at 105% capacity. This was in no small part due to its salacious title, but while it suggests something pulchritudinous, the content is chock full of incisive social and political commentary. A mild mannered Saskatchewan librarian discovers her one fling had been taped, and that she is now a cause celebre in the world of amateur pornography, she travels to Toronto for a confrontation, or to pick up her performer award, or both. The original play was mostly a monologue, calling for a virtuoso performance by Andrea House playing all five women sometimes in a monologue, sometimes in dialogue with herself. The play asks a few key thematic questions: What is the role of pornography in our society vs the role of religion? How separated are our Church and State? What, if any, should the punishment be for morality crimes, if the only expression of criminality is erotic self-expression?

Awards / Recognition
Sterling nomination for Best New Work

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