Without prostitutes, the world would sink into the darkness of the universe
Camilla Sosa Villada
What images are conjured up in our heads when we think about sex work? In her new work, Argentinian writer, theatre and film director Lola Arias dives into a world full of taboo and controversy. A manager pays 250 € to have his penis pierced during his lunch break; a student works as a dominatrix to fund her education; a sex worker travels to a different city each week to meet clients from throughout the country; and a performer is offering virtual sex service from their living room, for clients who pay to see them without being seen themselves. In Bremen, once an important workplace for sex workers during the times when the harbour industry was thriving, Lola Arias examines our relationship with intimacy. The audience is invited to enter immersive rooms, to meet dancers and sex workers and reflect with them about our relationships with sex, money, lust, and pain.
The project Happy Nights sees the first collaboration between Lola Arias and the dance company Unusual Symptoms.
DIRECTOR Lola Arias ATISTIC COLLABORATION Alexandra Morales, Andy Zondag STAGE AND COSTUMES Irene Ip LIGHTS Joachim Grindel MUSIC Heiko Tubbesing VIDEO Stefan Korsinsky DRAMATURGY Bibiana Mendes PRODUCTION Theater Bremen