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fake pee

Yes, fake urine. you read correctly.

here's the story.
I'm working on a play at the moment which requires one of the characters to actually urinate on stage. She has to stand over the top of another actor while he's lying on the floor with his hands tied behind his back, and she has to pee on him.

Now, before you ask this play is about King Cross in Sydney and the associated drugs, whores and corruption, so it's a bit, well, adult.

Here's where you incredibly talented and brainy kids come in.
I need to work out a way for my lovely actress to be able to fake pee because obviously real pee is gross and not an option.
I'm thinking of somehow strapping the bag of fake pee to her underneath her costume with a tube going down to her knickers (she'll have two pairs on) underneath her teensy little hooker skirt. I just need to work out how to stop gravity working against me. She has to "pee" at a fairly specific moment, so I need to work out how to make the liquid release on cue. It has to be done as hands free as possible (ie, no reaching up her skirt to unplug anything), but she is able to squeeze the liquid pack slightly (it'll probably be put in her bra). As all student productions, this one basically has bugger all budget, but I probably have 15 bucks if I need it.

so, my fellow theatre nerds and sfx gurus? any suggestions?

oh, and this is crossposted EVERYWHERE, so sorry if you see it fifteen times.


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Oct. 27th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
The League of Gentlemen used to pee on stage in one of their skits. The character would unzip his fly and wee into a glass held by another character, then he would snatch the glass and drink it!

To do this they used apple juice and a squeezy bottle.
Oct. 28th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
will investigate squeezy bottles and see if I can canibalise one.
Oct. 28th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Bag of fake pee and a tube running to her knickers, cap the end of the tube really lightly with wax. When she presses on the bag, it should break through the wax seal. Options!
Oct. 28th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
not a bad idea. :)
Might have to experiment to make sure it doesnt accidentally come off if she's bumped though.

Oct. 30th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
mall cath bags rom a local med store might help. I've had to do his and they have a start and stop flow switch whis should be easy enough for her to use.
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