PORTLAND, OR - Following successful runs in New York City and Los Angeles, the multi-talented Siouxsie Q is heading to Portland next month to perform her critically acclaimed mermaid musical, Fish Girl. The upcoming production hits the stage as part of the Come Inside Festival that runs from October 4-7, 2018.
“I've been working on this play throughout my entire career in the adult industry, the first songs came to me nearly the same week I first had sex for money,” explains Siouxsie Q. “While the songs and the story have stayed essentially the same, the nuances of the work has grown by leaps and bounds as my career and my relationship to the sex industry has evolved.”
Described by BroadwayWorld.com as “on the cutting edge of fantasy,” “Fish Girl” is the poignant and entertaining story of an enchanted mermaid plucked from the sea and doomed to sing for her supper. This unconventional fairy tale sings the story of a lovestruck tourist who falls into the deep end when he meets the “girl” of his dreams. The original production is a fully-realized dream on stage created by Siouxsie Q and Sean Andries. Written and performed from the perspective of a sex worker and the one who loves her, “Fish Girl” serves as an allegory for our current state of affairs and exposes the deeply personal stakes of sexual politics.
“We workshopped and premiered the show at Portland's Fertile Grounds Festival in 2012, and we are so pleased to bring this re-vamped version back to where it was born,” explains Q. “Additionally, we have been blessed with the opportunity to collaborate with my longtime friend, Penthouse Pet, and fellow member of the APAC Board of Directors, Olive Glass, who has released a brand new set of illustrations that will be premiered on an antique slide projector as part of the show.”
“Fish Girl” received the “Best of The Fest” Award at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe and hailed praise from outlets like the San Francisco Chronicle and SF Weekly. The show will be held at the Coho Theater on from October 4-7. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at this link: https://www.merctickets.com/events/57360605/fish-girl-oct-4-7
ABOUT SIOUXSIE Q
Writer, advocate, and performer Siouxsie Q has been an outspoken leader in the sex worker rights movement since 2012 when she launched her popular podcast, The WhoreCast, garnering national attention. Her first book, Truth Justice, and the American Whore was released in May of 2016, and her writing and perspectives have been featured in Rolling Stone, Wired, Alternet, CNN, National Public Radio and many more. Her sex column, The Whore Next Door, ran in the SF Weekly from 2014.
ABOUT SEAN ANDRIES
Since earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts, Sean Andries has traveled the country working with, training under, and performing for such monsters of the modern American Theatre as Richard Foreman (Ontological-Hysteric Theatre), Jon Jory (Actors’ Theatre of Louisville) and Ronlin Foreman (Dell’Arte International). As a director, deviser and performer, Sean helped bring more than two dozen original productions to life on stage over the last 10 years.
ABOUT OLIVE GLASS
Olive Glass is a performer, sex worker activist, and artist based in Los Angeles, California. When she’s not painting and taking care of her adorable hell cat, Olive enjoys traveling the world, spending time with her partner and friends, acting in mainstream and adult films, and drinking large quantities of English breakfast tea. You can see her modeling and artwork on her Instagram, @glassolive. You can find her more sultry (and NSFW) photos and videos on her twitter, also @glassolive.