Assume the throne

Photo Installation created by artist Nicole Licht for WaterAid.

Shafner wants a global movement and, given his natural charm and bottomless capacity for scatological puns, he might just get one.
— Time Out New York

The Puru is bringing his message of radical self-acceptance home - literally. An intimate blend of storytelling, ritual and razzle dazzle, ASSUME THE THRONE has been performed in real life living rooms all across America since Nov. 2018. Tooting around in his custom POOP Mobile, with The World's #2 Traveling Poop Museum in tow, Shafner clears the air around how the toilet became taboo, distills lessons learned from eight years of preaching poop-positivity worldwide, and passes on the ancient alchemy of turning shit to gold. An interactive experience unlike anything you ever thought necessary, ASSUME THE THRONE is the inspiring poo review that invites YOU to be part of a grassroots movement squeezing out love from the bottom-up.

ASSUME THE THRONE was created by Shawn Shafner, and directed by Alex Beck.

Join this Tour De Farts!

Got a living room, cabaret space, classroom or other venue for 5+ people? Got a couch for Shawn to sleep on? Wanna get invited to a show in your area? Let us know!

Previous Performances



Jan. 6 - Vicksburg, MS at Lorelei Books. Hosted by Jen Barr and Kelly.

Jan. 7 - New Orleans, LA at Missy and Bryan’s house in the Bywater

Jan. 16 - Dallas, TX at DR’s house.

Feb. 6 - Santa Fe, NM house show. See the Facebook event for more info!

Feb. 10 - Denver, CO hosted by the Shafner family.

April 13 - Brattleboro, VT hosted by the Rich Earth Institute (selections).



Nov. 5 - Springfield, VT at the Art Monastery Project.

Nov. 16 - Boston, MA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Prof. Danielle Abrams’ performance class.

Nov. 25-28 - Philadelphia, PA at the Erickson Family Thanksgiving Celebration.

Nov. 30 - Washington, DC, for the Young Defecators Club (WASH professionals)

Dec. 30 -  Liberty, TN at Sassafras