[Photo: Alex Brenner]
Brilliant show Fuck You Pay Me is coming to Preston as part of Lancashire Fringe Festival. DO NOT miss this show.
Fuck You Pay Me is the debut play by award-winning artist Joana Nastari.
It was developed with support of Soho Theatre Young Company, Lyric Hammersmith, Rich Mix and development residencies at Wiltons Music Hall and with, Brainchild (AIM Festival Award 2015 and 2016).
In 2018, Fuck You Pay Me had sold out runs at Vault Festival 2018 – where it won a People’s Choice Award – and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Fuck You Pay Me will run for two weeks at The Bunker Theatre, London in May, 2019. And the show will also be in Preston on Friday, May 24.
I’m delighted to link up with Derelict Live’s Derelict Mayhem festival, who have their own brilliant two days of new performances in Preston on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25. This show will end the first night of their shows – and also mark the end of Lancashire Fringe Festival’s 10 nights.
More often than not, strippers are portrayed in the media as voiceless bodies, statistics or through cheap stereotypes.
Fuck You Pay Me is a no-holds-barred, explosive trip through the world of stripclub culture, telling a story often left out of public conversations surrounding sex work.
As Bea navigates the politics of the strip club, she explores stigma, shame and sisterhood, and discovers a little more about herself.
Writer and performer Joana Nastari says: “Even within social groups, there is still no topic that divides people like sex work does. I think this is because there’s so much to unpick in our cultural and social relationships to both sex and work. People either want to hear a scandalous tell-all about ‘happy hookers’ or a tragedy-porn sob story.
“I want my show to transcend these binary preconceptions about sex work and keep the audience on their toes.”
Joana Nastari is a Brazilian-British actor, poet, writer and organizer of events for the queer, Latin and sex worker communities. Joana is currently Associate Artist at Oval House Theatre.
She makes cross-form work about sex work, psychedelic drugs and matriarchal Brazilian families.
Joana has worked with, Sean Holmes, Steve Marmion, Simon Stephens, Roy Alexander Weise, Stef O’ Driscol, at The Pleasance, Lyric Hammersmith, Soho Theatre and the The Yard.
See Fuck You pay Me by Joana Nastari at Media Factory, University of Central Lancashire, at 8.15pm on Friday, May 24.
Lancashire Fringe Festival is a FREE event. The festival operates a Pay What You Decide model, where audiences can make an optional donation after the show. No tickets required. Just turn up!