Part seminar, part ancient matriarchal myth,Just Don’t Do It is a high energy, female-led, surreal clown theatre show.
1999, at a Soul Harvest Christian summer camp. Enthusiastic youth leaders Trish and Tash are delivering the no-sex-before-marriage talk to a group of teenage girls. Not tempting the boys, ‘safe’ dance moves and valuing virginity above all else is a script they know well, and one which Tash, as Christian of the Year, can deliver with personal zeal.
When Trish starts to rebel however, Tash’s repressive tactics go into overdrive and the ground opens up beneath them. Literally. It will take an epic journey into a mythical realm, a surprise spiritual encounter and some singing vulvas to reconsider everything they thought they knew about sex, faith and friendship.
Devised by the company and directed by award-winning comedy artist Deanna Fleysher (Butt Kapinski). Just Don't Do It is based on the performers' experiences, seamlessly combining audience interaction with '90s dance routines, vagina hand puppets and classic Motown hits, This 'bonkers yet touching' (***** Explore Reading) debut questions questionable narratives around women and sexuality within the modern church.
Supported by Wandsworth Arts Fringe through WGF