Netherlands - Unprotected Acts on Stage - Premiere of Aputheatre'sPrisoners of SEX
Please find below information about our new production 'Prisoners of SEX'.
The performance focuses on the realities of unprotected sex among gay men.
We open on Thursday 23rd November in Nijmegen.
Further perfromances are scheduled in Amsterdam from Nov 30 - Dec 15.
Rod Evan, Coordinator, Aputheatre.
+31 (0)6 40 811 434
UNPROTECTED ACTS ON STAGE
APUTHEATRE'S 'PRISONERS OF SEX' EXPLORES THE REALITIES OF UNSAFE SEX
Sex in the 21st Century is a risky business. Whether through frustration, desire
or boredom we have all been tempted to lose our inhibitions and take our sexual
lives to a new level.
In an incisive and compelling performance 'Prisoners of SEX' presents 10
characters, five situations and one obsession, unprotected sex. Vienna,
London, Bratislava, Amsterdam and Berlin are the settings for scenarios that
across Europe are being repeated and replayed. The themes are familiar, but the
desires are compulsive, the motivations complex and the risks, shared.
'Prisoners of Sex' is a new theatre performance written and directed by John
Roman Baker for Aputheatre as part of the national action week ' Take Care ?
all about HIV' The backdrop to this production is the number of new HIV and STI
infections that is rising in the Netherlands and other European countries.
This rise is attributed to an increase in unsafe sex. In the gay community this
rise has been particularly noticeable. The phenomenon of so-called 'barebacking'
has grabbed a few headlines in recent years, but discussion in the gay media ab
out the issue has been sporadic and contradictory. Often bareback porn is openly
promoted as a sexual ideal alongside the tired and predictable safer sex
messages that have become so familiar over the past 15 years.
Explored with humour and first-hand insight, 'Prisoners of SEX' is an incisive,
amusing, irreverent expose of gay male sex that doesn't flinch from exploring
the taboo of unprotected sex.
Coordinator of Amsterdam based Aputheatre, Rod Evan, explains "People have
a lot of preconceived ideas about 'bareback' sex. Some associate it with darkroom
s, others just with porn. The reality though is that most unsafe sex probably
occurs in stable relationships, but that doesn't make it any less of an issue.
Sex without condoms is so controversial. Perhaps the reason is that
people seem to find it such a turn-on! In 'Prisoners of SEX' we don't prese
nt asimple black and white message. Our aim is to entertain and at the same tim
e to get people thinking about their own desires and behaviour.'
'Prisoners of SEX' gets its premiere on Thursday 23 November at the Doornroosje
venue in Nijmegen. There are 5 further performances in Amsterdam's Pleintheater
on 30 November and 1, 2, 14 & 15 December. The company will also make a special appearance on World AIDS Day (1 December) at the Lovedance event in Paradiso.
The performances are in English.
'Prisoners of SEX' is presented by Aputheatre as part of the 'Take Care - all
about HIV' action week. The production is made possible with support
from Schorer, Aids Fonds, GGD Nijmegen and COC Nijmegen. For more information
about 'Take Care - all about HIV' visit the link: www.takecareonline.nl
Performance Data ? 'Prisoners of SEX'
Venue: Doornroosje, Groenewoudseweg 322, 6525 EL Nijmegen
Tickets: 7.50 / 5.00
Reservations: COC Nijmegen, (024) 360 0345
Information: www.cocnijmegen.nl; www.doornroosje.nl; www.aputheatre.com
Dates: 30 November & 1, 2, 14, 15 December
Venue: Pleintheater, Sajetplein39, 1091DB Amsterdam
Tickets: ?10.00 / ?7.50
Reservations: Phone: Pleintheater (020) 693 3380
AUB: 0900 0191
Information: www.aputheatre.com; www.pleintheater.nl