Tuesday, January 24, 8-10pm, $8

The Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 202/667-7960

Advance Tickets

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.

Based at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, Bare debuts in Washington DC with stories on the theme “firsts.” Tonight’s the night to pop cherries with:

Jefferson (Writer, One Life Take Two)

British “Lucky” Paul (DC Dungeon, FetFest)

JT Bullock (Writer, Poet)

Derek Hills (Writer, SpeakeasyDC)

Jennifer Luu (Life Coach, Wedding Officiant)

SM Shrake (Story League, The Moth)

Musical Guest Kimi Lundie

. . . and you! You’ve had all kinds of firsts in sex, desire and romance. Pick one and put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare stage.

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 New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner.

British “Lucky” Paul is a sex educator famed for organizing kink and sex events in the Washington DC area. Proprietor of DC Dungeon, he is the founder of FetFest, an annual weekend-long BDSM festival located in rural Maryland. While his depravity knows no bounds, some of his interests include bondage, girls in shiny black latex rubber and spanking. In addition to his native UK, British “Lucky” Paul has pursued his perversions in San Francisco, Europe, Australia and elsewhere.

JT Bullock is poet, writer and storyteller who has published in academic journals, including Note Bene. He has competed in three National Poetry Slam competitions, most notably in 2006, when he ranked 19th nationally. JT was featured at Sparkle, a queer reading series at Busboys and Poets, and at Capturing Fire at The Fridge DC. Currently he is working on an autobiographical one-man show, which debuted as a work-in-progress at the Wooly Mammoth Theater through Artist Bloc.

Derek Hills is a storyteller and writer from Washington, DC. He is a regular on the SpeakeasyDC stage and was a part of its 2011 Halloween special, “Boo!” He has also performed in Vijai Nathan’s “Fan-Freaking-Tastic” variety show and with DC’s Story League. Other credits include “e-Geaux (beta)” from the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival and his work with the sketch-comedy group “Orbit Chef.”

Kimi Lundie is a New York-based singer/songwriter. Kimi was born in Manhattan to a Hawaiian musician father and Polynesian dancer mother. In her first year of life, she traveled to over ten countries, finally landing in San Francisco where was raised. She began singing the National Anthem at air shows at age twelve; by sixteen, she was singing jazz and rhythm and blues at open mics. She is currently collaborating with several producers in Los Angeles and New York.

Jennifer Luu is a storyteller, wedding officiant and life coach. An avid fan of rock shows (at The Black Cat), naps, and food, she enjoys all three with her stunning special ladyfriend, Cait, with whom she shares a finicky condominium (key word: mini) in Alexandria, VA. Jennifer was last seen in Better Said Than Done’s “All in the Family,” telling a story about what winter holiday traditions look like in her giant Vietnamese American family.

SM Shrake is the co-founder and leader of Story League, a collaborative group that puts on monthly sold-out story shows and contests in Washington, D.C. He has been interviewed twice on This American Life and is a Moth StorySlam winner. His other performing credits include Mortified in D.C., New York, Boston, and San Francisco; First Person Arts in Philadelphia; The Stoop Storytelling Series in Baltimore; and SpeakeasyDC in the nation’s capital.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com