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Sex-Werque – Fresh Voices Review

[caption id="attachment_9231" align="alignright" width="300"] Off The Wall presents "Sex Werque" by Moriah Ella Mason[/caption] What have I gotten myself into?                  Admittedly, this was one of the things going through my head when I sat down to watch Sex Werque, a one-woman show about the experience of working as...
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Sex Werque

[caption id="attachment_9097" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by PinzonArt[/caption]

Thu Jul 27th 8:00pm - 9:15pm

sex werque is 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...
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The Pink Unicorn

The Pink UnicornMay 2017 By Elise Forier Edie Directed by Ingrid Sonnichsen With: Amy Landis "... Amy Landis’s beautifully nuanced performance wisely choose to pull us deeply into her point of view...Ingrid Sonnichsen directs with a deft comic touch..." Pittsburgh Tatler "There’s nothing off the wall about the truthfulness and humanity...
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4.48 Fresh Voices Review

By Liz Beck Walking out of 4.48 Psychosis, I still wasn’t sure what it was truly about. If pressed, I’d state the obvious and say clinical depression; the show spans what seems to be a wide range of issues relating to mental illness before an apparent suicide. This conjecture stems simply from the fact that the...
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4.48 Psychosis – Review Local Pittsburgh

4.48 Psychosis is Shakespeare for the downtrodden. A true masterpiece of powerfully physical theater, poignant emotions, and incendiary wordsmithing that transcends into a uniformed array of violent pleasures for the audience to ingest. The show, while only an hour, is not for the faint of heart. It bleeds infamy and despair, but in the most...
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4.48 Psychosis – Why “Physical Theater”?

Director Robyne Parrish talks process for 4.48 Psychosis When Virginia Wall Gruenert approached me with 4.48 Psychosis, I must be honest, I was petrified. I was literally scared of the responsibility of it - of the magnitude of the subject matter - the lack of scene delineation and character breakdown and most of all, the dark...
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4.48 Psychosis – Meet Movement Artist Moriah Ella Mason

Moriah Ella Mason is an interdisciplinary artist, bodyworker, and educator. Mason has performed throughout Pittsburgh with the Pillow Project/the Ellipses Condition, Maree ReMalia | merrygogo, and Mark C. Thompson. Her original movement and performance works have been presented at a variety of venues in Pittsburgh, Tucson, and NYC. Mason is a professional massage therapist with a private practice...
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4.48 Psychosis – meet the playwright

Sarah Kane (February 3, 1971 - February 20, 1999) was a British playwright. Her plays dealt uncompromisingly with themes of death, sex, violence and mental illness, and are characterised by an increasing poetic intensity, a rich affirmation of love in all its forms, and by use of sharply violent imagery so powerful that it cuts across...
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