The Shit Show

Photo: Japhet Alvarez


The cultural load that we dump on defecation pressures us to immediately divorce ourselves from our poop as soon as it leaves our bodies. In fact, anything that acknowledges the digestive process at all – burping, farting or stomach gurgles – is cause for tremendous social embarrassment. Such an intense and abiding aversion to poo exists, despite how regularly and intimately we have to interact with it.

From its usefulness in agricultural production to the necessity of sewage treatment, from scat fetishes to the broad appeal of toilet humour, our attitudes about shit say a lot about who we are.

A work-in-progress.



WINNER: Outstanding Original Work for Falling Open at the Ottawa Fringe Festival (2011)


THURSDAY, February 8 at 10:30pm
FRIDAY, February 9 at 10:30pm
SATURDAY, February 10 at 10:30pm