Michael Hurst Talks Sex


“Creative Mornings” is a monthly forum (and a must) for anyone who wants to collaborate, listen, observe, assimilate, network or grow from the content of the speakers, and the people that attend.

Hosted at Q Theatre in the ‘Lounge’ with complimentary water from “Antipodes” and the coffee was “Supreme” – don’t mind if I do.

Michael Hurst spoke enthusiastically about directing ‘sex’ on stage and film, with the key subject matter being “Chicago” produced by Auckland Theatre Company and of course “Hercules” and “Spartacus”.

“When do we cross the line?” Michael spoke about what you can and can’t do on set and stage, for example an actor can suck a nipple however there can be no contact with teeth. Fair enough? Why is that? Too erotic, health and safety issue, or maybe it’s a legal matter. Interesting one.

He spoke about the difficulties with contractual obligations with actors and full nudity being a stumbling block. Also, directing scenes in “Spartacus” with male actors and using prosthetics when necessary.

Never mind the relationship issues it can cause the actor when they go home to their partner? How do they deal with this? In my experience there are rules between couples and obviously insurmountable trust. Break it and you lose the love of your life.

Great subject matter at any time of the day!

How to Get More Likes, Comments and Shares on Your Facebook Page

Originally posted on Red Website Design Blog:

Since Facebook became a public company they have concentrated their efforts on how to make as much money as possible from their network. Recent reports suggest they plan to reduce a pages’ organic reach down to 1 – 2% in an attempt to force page owners into buying more ads. So if you have 100 fans, only 1 or 2 will see what you have to say!

That means Facebook engagement will become more important than ever. Every like, comment and share opens up your posts to a new audience and helps get your message out further. Dan Zarrell from HubSpot conducted some research on what posts receive the engagemnet, the results are shown in the infographic below.

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‘Whore’ Speaks Out

Originally posted on charlatan clinic:

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27 March 2014
Media release: charlatan clinic

Challenging Theatre: ‘Whore’ Speaks Out

Charlatan clinic and Printable Reality are proudly working
In collaboration to present our new work ‘Whore’.

Contemporary, topical, true-life based monologues told by six
Characters: ‘Married Woman’, ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Illegal
Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Refugee’ and ‘Transgender’. This work is a
Collection of stories about street sex workers in Auckland, New Zealand.

Directed and written by Melissa Fergusson (‘Motherlock’, ‘The
Artefact Project’, ‘pURe’, ‘Salt), the show features acting talent
Rebecca Parr (‘Shortland Street’, ’pURe’), Lee Ah Yen
Faatoia (‘The 3UP’, ‘Hongi’ for Sexy Bird) and Geraldine Creff
(Tartuffe, Spartacus) in the principal character roles.

‘Whore’ is performing at ‘Lifewise’ Merge Café on May 29 – June 1 at 8pm, who are kindly
Supporting and sponsoring this event. ‘Lifewise’ is an Auckland-based community organisation
Initiating new ways to solve challenging social issues and providing services to families…

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51 Common Social Media Marketing Terms You Need to Know

Originally posted on Red Website Design Blog:

Do you know your Engagement from your EdgeRank? Or your Page from your Profile? How many of you have heard these words in social media conversations and not known what they mean?

You don’t have to sit in silence an longer! The infographic below from ShortStack gives you 51 of the most commonly used terms and what they mean.

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Project Whore: interview #9

Originally posted on charlatan clinic:

1. What are your thoughts on prostitution?
Don’t like it. It’s weird, I believe there should be some form of connection between two sexual partners and that connection shouldn’t be money.

2. Have you slept with a sex worker before?

3. Why or why not?
There’s no connection between 2 people if one is paying the other for sex. One person is doing it to satisfy themselves sexually, the other is doing it to make money. It’s bizarre.

4. What does the word ‘whore’ mean to you?
It’s a derogatory term for a sex worker, it’s very negative.

5. Do you belief in monogamy?

6. Have you been solicited to, by a sex worker in the street? Male or female?
Yeah, a couple times, not in New Zealand though.

7. Do you think sex work is a choice?

8. Are you heterosexual, bisexual or gay?


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