Sex Workers Opera
Breaking through stigma and stereotypes, Sex Workers Opera from London is a unique multimedia production written and performed by sex workers and their allies. With music spanning opera to ‘hip-hopera’, and incorporating sound art, projections and poetry, it offers an unflinchingly honest, upliftingly human insight into the lives of sex workers around the world. It is an ongoing project, with stories still coming in as text, video or audio interviews from individuals and grassroots groups from places such as India, Argentina, Ukraine, Taiwan. Their London performances have been a blast and hailed by the Independent newspaper as "one of the most important pieces of theatre you’ll see this year”. Appearing for the first time in Athens in Sound Acts, the organisers gave a short presentation on the process and challenges of setting up a grassroots opera, facilitated a workshop to share their experience with local activists and performers and presented a short piece, which was divised as part of the workshop.