Monday, November 28, 8-10pm, $5
702 Union Street at Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Each month, Bare brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.
“More” is the theme to be moored by this full-throated crew:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Writer, Storyteller)
Diana Adams (Activist, Attorney, Polyamory Expert)
Kevin Allison (The State, Risk!, Storyteller)
Mike Amato (Actor, Writer, Comedian)
Kelli Dunham (Queer Memoirs, Comedian, Storyteller)
Abby Ehmann (Burning Man, Smutmeister, Event Planner)
Musical guests Eden & John’s East River String Band
. . . and you! Ever wanted more or felt enough was enough? Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare stage.
And more! One lucky audience member will win Bare’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.
Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner.
Diana Adams is an activist for sexual freedom between consenting adults. An attorney and mediator whose law practice serves LGBT, poly, kinky and other nontraditional families in New York, Diana is a renowned speaker on legal alternatives to marriage and the future of the American family. She sits on the Advisory Council of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. A prominent public face for poly, Diana is a leader of Open Love NY and hostess of Poly Cocktail. Her poly family was featured on MTV’s True Life in 2009. She is the recipient of the 2011 Sexual Freedom Award from Folsom Street East.
Kevin Allison is the creator and host of the live storytelling show and podcast RISK!, and a member of the legendary television comedy troupe The State. He has appeared in Reno 911!, The Ten, VH1′s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Viva Variety and Stella and HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. Kevin has written for The Village Voice, Premiere, Film Journal and more. He has written for Blue Man Group and served as the Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater from 2006 to 2008. Kevin recently founded TheStoryStudio.org, a storytelling school in New York that offers workshops for businesses and individuals.
Mike Amato is an actor, writer, comedian and playwright who blogs for The Huffington Post. He’s performed in the Edinburgh Fringe festival and the Montreal Comedy festival and his prose can be seen in several online and print journals. On December 7, he’ll be hosting the comedy and burlesque show “Grab-Ass!” at the Bowery Poetry Club.
Genderqueer nerdcomic Kelli Dunham is the host and co-founder of New York’s only LGBT storytelling event, Queer Memoir. She performs at colleges, coffeehouses and pride events nationwide. Her comedy has been seen on Showtime and the Discovery Channel as well as once—just once—at a livestock auction. She wants to be your friend on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and any other future social networking platform, where her screen name is always (get this cleverness) kellidunham.
Abby Ehmann is a Manhattan-based woman-about-town. A self-described “smutmeister,” she has covered almost every conceivable sexual topic: obscure fetishes and carnal obsessions, nightclubs and erotic events, sex toys, adult DVDs, not to mention tales of her personal sexploits. She is also an Event Planner, hosting everything from singles’ mixers to sex parties. And no, they’re not the same thing! For three months each year, she works for Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert. In addition, she designs costumes, embellishes chapeaux and generally makes money by making trouble.
Drawing from traditional American country blues, Eden & John’s East River String Band creates authentic renditions of songs from the 1920s and early 30s. Founded in 2006, the New York City-based duo have released four albums and toured the US, Canada and Europe. Mainstays Eden Brower (vocals, ukulele, guitar, kazoo) and John Heneghan (vocals, guitar, mandolin, kazoo) are often joined by such musicians as underground comic legend Robert Crumb (Cheap Suit Serenaders), stride pianist Terry Waldo (Leon Redbone, Woody Allen) and multi-intrumentalist Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops). Their 2011 release, “Be Kind To A Man When He’s Down,” features Crumb on mandolin, Conte on fiddle and banjo and Flemons on guitar.
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