Asian American Arts Alliance

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Prurience

Event Description

Following a sold-out run at the Southbank Centre in London, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the U.S. Premiere of Prurience, an experiential entertainment about pornography, written and directed by Christopher Green and co-directed by Holly Race Roughan (People, Places & Things), from March 20-31, 2018.


After interviewing neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts, and therapists, British writer and performer Christopher Green presents an immersive theater experience inviting audiences to attend a fictional self-help group that takes a playful look at how sex and pornography are consumed. Questioning the side effects of porn consumption, Green asks audiences to consider if society is in the grip of an actual addiction or a moral panic, through increasingly distorting layers of reality and theatricality. Expect witty observations, surprises, and more than a few laughs. Casting to be announced.


"[Prurience] tests the limits of theatre... at its fiendish, exhilarating best it makes you question not just attitudes to porn but how we experience reality." The Guardian (UK)


"Theatrically the piece is audacious, springing a series of head-spinning surprises.  This is the kind of art that leaves its mark on you.  Unnerving, and uncomfortably compelling." - The Times (UK)


"Green and company confound us, drawing profound attention to the warped notions of pleasure, pain and privacy that are peddled by contemporary pornography." - The Stage (UK)

"Prurience will leave you guessing and thinking long after you've left the theatre."

Spy In The Stalls (UK)


Prurience has been created with support from the Wellcome Trust.



$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or

Location: The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

March 20, 21, 23-28, 30, 31, 8pm

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