Event Information
Theater for the New City Presents
Pornography For The People
Sunday, August 26, 2012 through Sunday, September 02, 2012

Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Sex! Surveillance! Censorship! "Pornography for the People" is an eclectic mash-up of interwoven stories of both real and fictional characters that navigates the trajectories of four Chinese "netizens" as they act out their fantasies and lives via the Internet. Mu Zi Mei is the notorious sex blogger whose fame and happiness dwindles as her anti-patriarchal lifestyle becomes an official target. Gordon is a British expat turned journalist whose research and sex life become dangerously entwined. Yi Yi is a farm girl turned do-it-yourself pornographer whose skewed views on sex play into her risky lifestyle. Mr. Lin is a respected magazine editor who becomes a public nuisance when his falsified online literary fame hits government officials a little too close to home. Inspired by real interviews, banned blog posts, government issued statements, news articles and scientific research, "Pornography for the People" is the first part of a trio of plays, entitled "Netizens," that attempts to understand worldwide policy-making (SOPA, Green Dam Youth Escort, etc.) and the prevalent censorship in today's increasingly technology-dependent social and economic spheres.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.