Dearest Poopers, There’s so much going on, I barely know where to begin! So let’s go in reverse order, from future to past, shall we?5. Eat $h*t opens at the Edinburgh Fringe on Thursday! 4. Golden Poo Award deadline approaches 3. Pootopia at Kendall Calling 2. Eat $h*t previewed at 59E59 1. The Puru gets podcasted
As I write this, we’re less than 48 hours away from opening Eat $h*t: How Our Waste Can Save the World at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival.
Yes. Really. The time has finally come.
You can Eat $h*t with us at 1pm from Aug. 2-27 at C venues – C nova in their delightful cabaret space. Reserve your place at the table today!4.
Submissions are due tonight, July 31, at midnight for the 2012 Golden Poo Awards. It's a fun competition for short videos which, "tackle the issue(s) of sanitation and/or hygiene in a catchy, emotive, funny, sensational or 'infectious' way."
Filmmaker Karina Mangu-Ward will be submitting this beautiful short about The POOP Project, featuring interviews with me and clips from Eat $h*t and a benefit performance for My Wife's Ass, an important work about body liberation by Glenn Marla and Hana Malia.
Ever been to a festival/art fair/any event and been forced to use a porta potty? It's not a pleasant experience. For anyone. Except flies.
Pootopia is the incredible alternative to the miserable status quo. Featuring friendly staff, great tunes, and clean, earth-friendly composting toilets that not only smell better but also feature a fantastic bottom breeze, Pootopia brings the user to true poo-phoria. There's even a golden toilet with its own discoball, after-poo mints, photobooth and so much more!
I'll hopefully get a chance to write more about Pootopia in the days to come, and even post some video. In the meantime, check out their Facebook page to learn more.2.
Thank you to all those who came out for our preview performances of Eat $h*t at 59E59's East to Edinburgh festival! It was a great pleasure to perform for such packed, enthusiastic houses and we learned a TON about the show. We even garnered a great (if somewhat skeptical) review! Yay poop!1.
The Puru has been featured on the first episode of The Eclectic Esoteric, a new podcast by Jia H. Jung. It's a wide-ranging conversation covering all things poop, and featuring a lot of behind the scenes details on the creation of Eat $h*t. I was really tired when we recorded it, which means less filter and more honesty for you! Plus my voice sounds really soft and sweet on the recording. Click the link above, or listen below.BLAST OFF!
Peaceful pooping until next time,
Shawn "The Puru" Shafner