Eat $h*t at East to Edinburgh

Dearest Poopers, Thank you so much for your support during our Indiegogo campaign to send Eat $h*t! How Our Waste Can Save the World, our new show, to the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. (If you didn’t get the chance to donate during the campaign, it’s not too late! You can still make an online donation through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas*. Tickets are now available for our run August 2-27 at C Venues Nova; reserve your space at the table today!

If you’re in New York, check out the show in previews before we jump the pond:

July 17 at 7pm and July 22 at 4pm, part of 59E59’s East to Edinburgh Festival

Get your tickets for Eat $h*t in NYC before they “go”!

It’s been an incredibly exciting, stressful, and glorious couple of weeks since the campaign ended. With the help of my collaborators and co-stars, Akilah Arthur, Rachel Chatham, Rhea Lehman and Croft Vaughn, the show has grown by leaps and bounds. I’m incredibly proud to be a part of it.

So what is it? I’m still working on the wording but…

Eat $h*t is the hilarious, touching and tuneful tale of Karl, an advertising executive who agrees to develop a rebranding campaign for Mr. Poop. In exchange, the giant turd will cure his existentially bad constipation. Down the toilet bowl, Karl duels with Miss Manners, flies Derri-Air to the third world toilet crisis, and finally achieves poophoria squatting next to Martin Luther. Karl emerges an enlightened Puru, prepared to spread the Gospel of Poop and push for change  from the bottom up.

Thank you again for your support of this project. I am humbled, truly, and so excited to get to share this powerful work with the world.

This one’s for the Poopers, Shawn

*The POOP Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The POOP Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

LAST CHANCE to help Edinburgh Eat $h*t

Tonight is the last night to help Edinburgh Eat $h*t!

Eat $h*t, How Our Waste Can Save the World

This August, the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival will get a taste of The POOP Project's newest show, Eat $h*t, How Our Waste Can Save the World. Our fundraising campaign ends at midnight, but you can still reserve a spot at the table. Visit www.indiegogo.com/thePOOPproject and drop us a tax-deductible deuce (or more!), then choose from an assortment of high fiber gifts--including a DVD of the show!

Imagine: a world where "waste" becomes a resource; where a child doesn't die of diarrhea every 20 seconds; where we embrace our whole bodies and the whole earth we all share. Your support will help us reach a global audience of thousands with our unique message of change from the bottom up. Give us a push now so the show can look and sound its best, and who knows? Soon the whole world could Eat $h*t!

Learn more about the show and our campaign at www.indiegogo.com/thePOOPproject. Whatever you can give, know we thank you. From our very bottoms.

Peaceful pooping, Shawn "The Puru" Shafner and the Eat $h*t team

Digesting Design

Dearest Poopers, Our fundraising campaign is in full swing to bring Eat $h*t! How Our Waste Can Save the World to the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. If you haven't yet, take a moment to check it out and help us reach an international audience with this critical message.

In other exciting news, we have been selected for the Eurohypo AG Engagement for the Community Award for excellence in engaging the community and exemplifying Eurohypo's Passion for Solutions. This award is presented to small non-profit organizations that have a large impact on their community. Eurohypo is pleased to award The POOP Project for their unique work in raising awareness of global sanitation. (And we're pleased to receive it!)

Lastly, please join The Puru this Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30pm for the first installment of the 2012 Spring Speaker Series at the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek. We'll be "Digesting the Design Behind Newtown Creek" with the very experts who made it happen, acclaimed artist/architects Vito Acconci, Greg Clawson and George Trakas.

Until then, peaceful pooping.

Shawn "The Puru" Shafner

Poop is Funny

Dearest Poopers, We're in full swing to help audience members at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival Eat $h*t: How Our Waste Can Save the World. Check out our fundraising campaign and help us make a splash on an international stage!

Wanna sneak peak of the show? Join us this Thursday for Comickaze Comedy Hour! A hot monthly variety show featuring stand-up, storytelling, improv and an 8 min. preview of Eat $h*t. Napkins included.

Thursday, May 3, 9-10pm Parkside Lounge (317 E. Houston) 2 cheap drinks! Hosted by Amanda Miller, also featuring Günther and Girl Talk, TJ Del Reno, Melissa Shaw and Etan Bednarsh.

Lastly, take a look at this great new graphic all about the poop problem plaguing the world, and what's being done to change it.

Peaceful pooping.

Shawn "The Puru" Shafner

Lack of Sanitation Created by: OnlineNursingPrograms.com

Help Us Eat $h*t in Edinburgh

Dearest Poopers, The POOP Project has been making a stink for two whole years now. We continue to believe that this is a message with global potential: confronting our "waste" can help us create a world that is more hospitable to our bodies, in harmony with our planet and with everyone else sharing it.

The POOP Project has been accepted to premiere a one-man show, Eat $h*t: How Our Waste Can Save the World, at the prestigious Edinburgh International Fringe Festival this August. Croft Vaughn of WTE Theatre is producing, with three successful runs at the world's largest arts festival under his belt, and we're partnering with UK-based organizations that do work in international health, public toilet access, composting loos, etc. to make a big splash with this opportunity.

But it's not just about Edinburgh.  This is about gaining the momentum that can help us to spread this message far and wide.  Just imagine: one day people will Eat $h*t all over the world! So help spread the turd, er, word.  Share the campaign far and wide and help us bring sanitation center stage.

Wishing you a wonderful spring, and peaceful pooping.

Shawn "The Puru" Shafner