Justin Sider is Dickless

In his one-man musical, drag king Justin Sider pelvic thrusts his way through the fourth wall, taking the audience on a journey of self-discovery, and dick recovery.

Justin Sider’s penis is missing. And tonight he’s set to be competing in this year’s World Annual Lap Dancing Competition. How can he win without his prize-winning package? Drag king, heartbreaker, booty shaker and competitive lap dancer; join Justin on the search for his wiener.

In a one-man, one-hour, musical featuring live dance, singing, rapping and story-telling, Justin Sider pelvic thrusts his way through the fourth wall and takes the audience on a journey of self-discovery, and dick recovery.

As a transmasculine, nonbinary performer, Justin Sider explores themes of queerness, being transgender, toxic masculinity, male identity, mental health, and body positivity. Justin Sider rips apart gender stereotypes as he rips off his tearaway pants.

Form and Style

This show is a one-act, one-hour, one-man, drag show, musical. The show takes place over the course of one day, Justin interacts with other characters as audio recordings and audience participants. The music is sung live over prerecorded backing tracks. The show is a linear narrative, comedic, slapstick, sexy, good time.

Community Engagement

The show is an opportunity to engage with both the LGBTIQA+ community and their allies. The show is a safe space for the LGBTIQA+ community. It also provides opportunities for workshops to run alongside the show. This could include chatting to local schools/with teachers/providing workshops for organisations in inclusivity (as I have done previously), interviews with local radio (as I have done previously), or other local media, and local festivals (previously KickstART festival, Fringe Festival). I have previously run drag workshops for young people alongside the show to empower and uplift LGBTIQA+ young people.

The show provides an opportunity to host other drag artists as an opening act and could engage other transgender and queer performers. In this case, it could also engage the POC community and the BIPOC community depending who is included on this lineup)

Reviews

★★★★★ “Justin has done a bloody good job, through Dickless, in challenging masculine and physical-form gender stereotypes. Thus providing an undoubtedly classic LGBTQI+ story. By showing that no degree of fitting-in or expectations, from music taste to genitalia, should be a barrier for happiness has powerful implications. Justin has expertly and intimately intertwined self-confidence with self-acceptance. With the perfect venue, a vibrant host, bedazzling characters, and a heart-jerking and lung-tearing story, Dickless is a masterful drag show that should be snatched up before it too thrusts into the nether!” – Pelican Magazine

★★★★½ – OutinPerth

★★★★½ –  Fourth Wall Media

AUDIENCE TESTIMONIALS

“Still cannot get over the powerhouse that is Justin Sider. This show has it all – incredible storytelling, original songs, costume changes, surprise cameos. Dickless is so engaging that it’s easy to forget that it’s just one person. Justin had the audience eating out of his hand!”

“A must-see! Clever commentary on the gender binary/society’s expectations of what makes a man, packaged in a hilarious and entertaining show. The show’s production value was an absolute 10/10 and Justin is a true triple threat – the singing, acting and dancing were amazing.”

Available Marketing Collaterals

Posters, flyers, video trailer for social media, photos, logos, media release, and a significant online following to promote it to.

Credits

Hannah Sorenson – Perth’s first-ever King of the Court 2019. Award Perth’s Best New Drag Talent at the Prouds Award 2021. Fringe World Critic’s Choice Weekly Award 2022. Professional drag king (2019-current) Secured grant from the City of Perth for Justin Sider is Dickless. Sold out the debut of Justin Sider is Dickless at FringeWorld 2021, quadrupled the audience for FringeWorld 2022. Presented at DramaWest AGM, curated and hosted sold-out all-ages show in collaboration with Propel Youth Arts KickstART Festival 2021, hosted first of its kind all ages drag king workshop for KickstART Festival 2021.

 

Tegan Sorenson – Stage Manager

Stage manager for:

(2019) Ned Kelly, Lost & Found Opera,

Puffs the Play Tour TEG Live,

Wizard of Oz Arena Experience Tour.

(2018) Yourseven, WAYTCo,

Snacks: A Musical Tasting Plate,

Don Giovanni, Sydney Conservatorium of Music,

In Our Town, Southern Edge Arts.

 

Jessie Appleyard – Creative Producer

Experienced make-up artist, fashion designer, event manager, and graphic designer. Current gallery and events coordinator at the ArtSpace Collective Scarborough. Key make-up artist for New York Fashion Week 2018. Make up for award-winning Fringe Show “Feminiah”. Over 10 published editorials (highlights include featured set in Opalus magazine, back cover of Malvie magazine). Make-up artist for Miss Universe Australia 2018. Make-up artist for award-winning short film “Mystic Pines”. Graphic designer for various award winning Fringe shows

Availability

From 2023

Artforms

Comedy, Musical Theatre

Audience

18+ year olds, all genders, people of progressive political/cultural value sets, ideally people of the LGBTIQA+ community, however it is a great show for allies or people hoping to learn more about trans masculine people.

Duration

45-60 mins

Bump In

4 hours

Bump Out

3 hours

Costs

Weekly Fee: $6000
Royalties: 0%

Company Contacts

Hannah Sorenson
0437 327 720
justinsiderking@gmail.com



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Technical

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch with a slight thrust

Touring Party

3

Considerations

Maximum performances a week: 6

Does this show require a remount?

First Possible Performance: 4 hours after bump in.

Minimum Break Between Shows: 12 hours

Minimum stage dimensions:

Staging and Set Description: Stage consists of: an armchair, a regular chair, and a chest

Lighting requirements: Haze/fog, LED front and backwashes, spotlight. Lots of fun lighting

Audio requirements: PA system/inputs available for headset mic and laptop audio

Other technical or performance notes: Just one tech is plenty