PUSSY

Explore the many expressions of PUSSY and get blown away as we twist, tickle, and tantalise the moist crevices of the mind in this salacious, stimulating, emotional, and weirdly educational, cathartic cabaret.

The five women from the Hairy Godmothers use a variety of performance modalities to explore and describe what it means to be a woman in 21st Century Australia; how we got here, and where we are headed.

Using dance, original music, live song, dance, spoken-work, satirical comedy, physical theatre, and even a physics lecture, the performers bare their hearts, minds, and bodies in a deep, rich, poignant, sometimes sad and sometimes joyful but always frank expression of their own personal experiences.

Come for the riot, but stay for the self-love, vanquishing of the shame, saving of the world, conquering of the divine, and all the universal transcendence that one could reasonably achieve in 70 minutes.

Females, males, neither, both, those who haven’t made up their minds, and cats all welcome.

Form and Style

A variety show/cabaret with five sections, a central theme, and a message. The show opens with an ‘MC’ in a top hat and tailcoat; a role which is passed between each of the five performers to introduce each section (anatomy, sexuality, cultural expectations, nurture/nature and individuality). Pussy uses comedy, skits, spoken word poetry, original song, contemporary and hip hop dance numbers, and even a physics lecture to explore and describe the experiences of five people-with-pussies.

Community Engagement

Sections of this performance can be performed as stand-alone works.

Performers could facilitate workshops in song writing, poetry, improvisation, dance and movement.

Performers can participate in audience Q&A.

Reviews

★★★★★ “PUSSY is full of nuance, articulately written to engage the mind and by the end of the production, leaves you feeling empowered and inspired to create change – no matter your gender” – Out In Perth, 2022

★★★★★ “You will “come” away from PUSSY empowered, enlightened, surprised, and, most importantly, thinking differently than when you first entered.” – Weekend Notes, 2022

★★★★★ “With five performers and five sections, PUSSY ultimately gets a 10-out-of-10” – Out In Perth, 2022

★★★★ “…raucously funny and bitingly satirical” –  FringeFeed, 2022

★★★★ “The team from The Hairy Godmothers are five cis-gendered women – that’s five pussies on stage – in hot pink swimming costumes and various top hats, tails, and heels…They tackled the usual dismissal of this kind of of brash, sex-positive feminism as ‘white feminism’ head on by acknowledging their privileges and limitations in very personal poems about their own experiences as pussy-owners.” – FringeFeed, 2022

“A very powerful show featuring strong, independent and talented ladies. Wish my adult daughters were able to see it. Even at my age I learned a few things. Well done.” – Testimonial by David L., 2022

“A raw, powerful, inspiring work of art. I left this show with the urge to tell people to see it. Go see it! It’s not what you think, it’s wonderfully surprising and will leave you feeling proud of humans.” – Testimonial by J. Andrin, 2022

Available Marketing Collaterals

Professional poster artwork, show photographs, sample media release, short teaser video, digital images

Credits

The Hairy Godmothers are a motley crew of Perth creatives with diverse backgrounds including a lawyer, engineer, podiatrist, piano teacher, theatre managers, science teachers, poets and yogis. With a unique collective dynamic, each member of the Godmothers team contributes to aspects of show development from concept creation and writing to production and performing.

PUSSY is the work of the five female-identifying Godmothers: Emma Macmillan, Alex Nissen, Ashley Nissen, Jae West and Mita Hill. Emma’s background is in music, film directing and screen-writing, and acting (film and stage). Alex is no stranger to the stage, as both a performer, and from working within one of Perth’s oldest live performance theatres for the duration of her adult life. With a background in music, communications and events management, Ashley has impressively long-term experience managing one of Perth’s most reputable live theatres. Jae brings her refined stage skills to the group: dancer, singer, choreographer, and experienced actor. Mita’s overflowing energy and her ferocious values empower her to shine brightly on stage and uplift others in the group, as she infects them with her “yes, and?” attitude.

Availability

Any time other than Jan/Feb/March (Perth and Adelaide Fringe season). Would like to align with touring Dizney in Drag (but must not clash)

Artforms

Cabaret, Dance, Physical Theatre

Audience

Female and female-identifying, ages 20 - 65, LGBTQIA+, progressive

Duration

70 mins

Bump In

1 hour (plus tech rehearsal)

Bump Out

0.5 hour

Costs

Weekly Fee: Depends on number of shows and other shows touring. We pay our performers a retainer but this varies depending on shows per week and weeks away, as well as on other shows.
Royalties: 3%

Company Contacts

Mita Hill
0469 019 789
hello@thehairygodmothers.com



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Technical

Venue Format

Can be modified to suit a variety of theatre formats. Preference for front-on.

Touring Party

7

Considerations

Maximum performances a week: 4

Does this show require a remount? No

First Possible Performance: 1 hour after bump in.

Minimum Break Between Shows: 20 mins

Minimum stage dimensions: 5m x 3m

Staging and Set Description: show starts with a keyboard stage left, a 1m x 1m set piece stage right, and a 1.5m x 1m wooden box at the back of the stage

Lighting requirements: minimal, but will make use of lighting rig available

Audio requirements: We bring our own audio mics (5) and keyboard.

Other technical or performance notes: We bring our own sound tech. Will need a lighting tech for bump in and a 1-2 hour tech run (minimum)