A celebration of sexuality and the strange places the ordinary can take us.
A New Work conceived by Goldele Rayment devised with Sage Godrie, Amy Green, Alicia Gonzalez, and Daniel Monks.
Ordinary Sin had a work-in-progress showing 14th April.
Ordinary Sin is work based on number of women and men’s real life experiences and observations while working in the sex industry.
Ordinary Sin explores the wide raft of people who populate the sex industry: the funny, the tragic and the mundane. Based on real life experiences of men and women working in the sex industry, Ordinary Sin moves away from the clichéd ‘pity porn’ stories of the “downtrodden hooker” or the “sex crazed john” and reveals and revels in stories that aren’t often heard. The quadriplegic virgin; the IT professional who starts sex work at 42; ; female clients; the “food fetish” client; the 18 year old girl who discovered she was “really good at sex” so decided to pursue it as career. By following the journey of three interwoven stories, Ordinary Sin delves into what really prompts people to enter the sex industry from both practical and psychological perspectives.
Goldele Rayment– Director (see about page)
Alicia Gonzalez – Movement Director
Alicia Gonzalez is an actor, director-theatre maker and teaching artist specialising in movement and ensemble devised techniques to story telling. A graduate of Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris , she’s also trained at Zen Zen Zo (QLD), the Movement Theatre Studio (NYC), Actors College of Theatre and Television Theatre (SYD).
Alicia has collaborated and performed with Clockfire Theatre Company and Umbrella Theatre and as movement coach and movement director for several shows including Randa Sayed’s Experience & the Girl. She is the Artistic Director of Marquez Laundry Theatre Co and in 2013 she was commissioned by the Old 505 Theatre to co-create and perform two theatre pieces; Macondo’s Clothesline and Fred & Ginger. In 2014 Critical Stages offered Alicia the Emerging Producers residency. In 2015 she had her directing film debut. Alicia was the recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant to help fund her studies at Lecoq. She’s currently represented by Interculture Casting & Management.
Amy Green– Actor/Playwright
Amy ‘Danger’ Green is an Actor and Stage Manager working in Sydney and Melbourne. Graduating AADA in 2012, her most recent credits include: Roadkill Confidential (Lies, Lies, & Propaganda), The Typists (Company of Rogues), His Dark Materials (bAKEHOUSE), Zeroville (Lies, Lies, & Propaganda), This is Not Mills & Boon (Glorious Theatre Thing Co.), and The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Workhorse Theatre Co.).
Those close to her describe her as a hero whose moral imperative is to serve her show. Although flattered, she simply puts on her pants one leg at a time like any regular Stage Manager / Actor.
Daniel Monks– Actor/Devisor
Daniel Monks is an Australian actor, filmmaker & dancer. In 2015, he received the Arts & Fashion Award at the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards, and he was awarded the Young Filmmaker of the Year at the 2014 WA Screen Awards. His short films have screened around the world at 40 film festivals, including three at Palm Springs International ShortFest. He is currently in final post-production on his first feature film Pulse, directed by Stevie Cruz-Martin, for which he wrote & edited, as well as being the lead actor & one of the producers on. He is a graduate of AFTRS, & PAC Screen Workshops where he received the award for Consistent Excellence. He recently wrote, acted in & produced the short film Marrow for the International Day of Disability, which featured in the February 2016 issue of DNA Magazine. He has trained as an actor in Sydney & NYC with Elizabeth Kemp, Larry Moss, Jeneffa Soldatic, Benjamin Mathews & Lynette Sheldon. As a professional dancer, he has worked with an array of leading Australian choreographers and has performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Bangarra Dance Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia & around Australia. He was a recipient of an Amplify your Art grant through Accessible Arts in 2014, which enabled him to be mentored in dance by Philip Channells & Dance Integrated Australia. He is a performing artist with Murmuration Dance Theatre, and in 2015 began development on the Bowerbirds dance duet film with Sarah-Vyne Vassallo & Dan Daw. In 2016, he was asked by Starlight Children’s Foundation to be an Ambassador for them.
Kate Mitchell – Sex Worker Consultant
Kate Mitchell is a retired Sex Worker, Sex Worker Advocate and Community Sexual Health Educator. A proud, self proclaimed “Whore, Mother, Witch”, Kate is an ardent feminist and activist for Sex Worker and Adoptee Rights.