NYC's HERE will present the latest incarnation of Lillian Ann Slugocki and Erin Cressida Wilson's The Erotica Project in a staged reading format, Aug. 12-14.
The Erotica Project was originally created as a monthly series of sexual, emotionally-charged monologues for Manhattan's WBAI-FM. The original production debuted at HERE in August last year, before opening Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre in January 1999.
The piece, which also features contributions by John Patrick Shanley and theatre critic Laurie Stone, collects roughly a dozen of the highly explicit pieces, the plots of which can not be easily explained on a family web site. Suffice it to say the production touches upon such things as Mary Magdalene, cross dressing, a stove, a garden hose, a New Orleans street, and a Presidential intern.
Shanley's contribution is titled "Woman with a French Accent." Stone penned the selection "Struck." The rest of the monologues were written by Slugocki and Wilson.
Wilson is the author of Hurricane and Cross-Dressing in the Depression, the latter of which was presented at Soho Rep. She is currently writing works for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons. Slugocki is writing and producing a documentary series for National Public Radio called The Archaeology of Lost Voices. The cast includes: Carolyn Baeumler, Christen Clifford, Kit Flanagan, Laura Hughes, Benjamin Nurick, and Christine Sang. For tickets ($8) or information, call (212) 647-0202.