One porn star, an orgy of viewpoints. Get ready to get Harder and get an earful with the new play by Burlesque performer and adult film actor Chris Harder. Loosely based on his own experiences and observations working in the gay adult industry, Harder takes you by the hand on an up, close, and in your face search for fame, followers, and ultimately, a place to shine.
Set around the annual Dirty Dish Porn Awards, Chris Harder introduces you to a variety of adult performers, directors and yes, even his mother, all weighing in on the coveted Pornstar of the Year trophy. Who will take home the title? Zach Parks, the trailer park kid turned Twitter socialite? Gay for pay bang bro’s, Patrick and Duncan? Or that home grown, homo-from-the-range himself, Chris Harder—he’ll put a camera anywhere, you know. You’ll have to click at the Dish to find out.
Porn to be a Star is directed by Obie Award-winning performer and playwright David Drake. Incorporating elements of Burlesque, video, and footage of Chris Harder’s own adult scenes, Porn to be a Star is funny, surprising and biting in all the right places.
CHRIS HARDER is a New York male burlesque performer, writer, and porn star. Known as "The Raunchy Romeo of Burlesque," Harder has toured his solo burlesque performances throughout the US as well as Europe including shows in London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. Harder was named "Best of the Naked City" by the Village Voice (2011) and also crowned "Best International Male Performer" at the 2011 World Burlesque Games, London. Recently, Chris Harder was one of the American Headliners for the 2017 Helsinki Burlesque Festival and also a featured burlesque performer at the 2017 World Buskers Festival, New Zealand. Harder is also the writer and producer of the Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy series, New York. Find out more and #getHarder at www.HarderBurlesque.com and @HarderBurlesque on Instagram and Twitter.
DAVID DRAKEis an actor-writer-director best known as the Obie Award-winning playwright and performer of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, one of the longest-running solo shows in Off-Broadway history. David also starred in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (succeeding Charles Busch for 856 performances), originated the role of “Miss Deep South” in the hit Pageant, as well as co-starring with Jim J. Bullock in End of the World Party at the 47th St. Theater, and with B.D. Wong in A Language of Their Own at The Public. His TV credits: The Good Wife, Law & Order, The Beat, NY Undercover. Feature films: Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia, as well as It’s Pat, Naked in New York, David Searching, Bear City, Longtime Companion, and his own adaptation of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me. As a stage director, David has twice been a Directing Fellow at the Sundance Theater Lab, and has directed new works at The Public’s Under the Radar Festival, Joe’s Pub, and Rattlestick, among others. Most notably, Drake director of the 2009 world premiere of Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge, which made the “10 Best Lists” in The New Yorker, NY Post, The Advocate, Paper Magazine, and won a 2010 Village Voice Obie Award.
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