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Jun 07, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM$15 – $20
Yarns, an original devised production from No Dominion Theatre Co., explores the parallels between sex work and fiber arts as a group of five women seek change and empowerment despite the hostile world that surrounds them. Utilizing texts from various sources with interviews from sex workers and fiber artists, Yarns takes us to a brothel where the women survive by turning tricks and creating warmth from the yarn that surrounds them under the watchful eye of a man who calls himself their protector. Culminating in an unforgettable burlesque performance, Yarns shows the true meaning of female empowerment and how “women’s work” is a force to be reckoned with.
No Dominion Theatre Co.’s Yarns began initial development in November 2015. The concept for this original devised theatre project derived from a passage from Debbie Stoller’s crochet how-to manual, The Happy Hooker: “…[A] lace manufacturer admitted that he expected his workers to turn a few tricks on the side to make up for his not paying them a living wage….this may even explain how the word “hooker” came to have such wayward connotations.”
No Dominion Theatre Company is one of Jersey City Theater Center’s 2018 Artists in Residency
Tickets are $20 and $15 for students and seniors
Three shows, June 7th, 8th and 9th. Doors open at 7:30, and showtime is 8pm.