Monday, April 30, 8-10pm, $8
Union Hall, 702 Union Street near 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.
This month, our ambitious storytellers pack their curricula vitae with tales of opportunities won, lost and bypassed. This night only knocks once.
Hosted by Jefferson (Writer, Storyteller, One Life Take Two)
Abiola Abrams (Kiss & Tell TV, The Passionista Playbook)
Mo Beasley (poet, UrbanErotika)
Lee Harrington (educator, shaman, Passion and Soul)
Madison Young (feminist pornographer, Femina Potens)
Musical guest Jen Kwok
. . . and you! You have a story about opportunities obtained or regretted. 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. He is also host of the monthly series Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance.
Abiola Abrams is an author, love columnist and lifestyle guru broadcasting about love, sex, dating and relationships on TV, radio and the web. From her articles to her award-winning web talk show “Kiss & Tell TV” to her outspoken appearances on MTV, BBC Radio and the CW, you never have to wonder what this professional big mouth really thinks. Abrams’s popular love blog and advice vlog “The Passionista Playbook” is featured on her blog. She’s sharing a story from her upcoming memoir and guide The Official Bombshell Handbook on the Bare! stage.
Mo Beasley is an award-winning poet, author, actor and educator, dubbed “The Head Coach of Erotika” for founding New York’s longest-running erotica performance series, UrbanErotika. Beasley made his debut as a playwright with the critically-acclaimed “No Good Nigga Bluez,” which was also his first published work. His second book, Be a Father to Your Child, is an anthology on fatherhood and hip-hop. His one-man show, “You a Man Now?” premiered at Passage Theatre’s Solo Flights Festival. When not at the mic, Beasley teaches classes and workshops on poetry/spoken word, theatre and sexuality education.
Lee Harrington is a passionate spiritual and erotic educator, gender explorer, eclectic artist and published author and editor on human sexuality and spiritual experience. He is a nice guy with a disarmingly down-to-earth approach to the fact that we are each beautifully complex ecosystems and we deserve to examine the human experience from that lens. He travels the globe—from Seattle to Sydney, Berlin to Boston—teaching and talking about sexuality, psychology, faith, desire and more. Along the way he has been a brainy academic, a female adult film performer, a world class sexual adventurer, an outspoken philosopher, a long-time sexuality and faith blogger, a spirit worker and priest and an award-winning author and artist.
Jen Kwok is a Brooklyn-based writer/performer with a musically comedic bent. Kwok became a national top-ten finalist in NBC’s Stand-Up for Diversity after doing stand-up for only three months, and has since honed a unique style that blends music, stand-up and character work. She currently plays colleges all around the country and her work has been featured by The New York Times, Comedy Central, and MTV. Her viral videos, including the much-beloved but mildly controversial “Date an Asian,” have racked up over three million views. Kwok was also a host of PBS’s Asian America and can be seen playing ukulele in the film Eat, Pray, Love.
Madison Young is a pornographic actress, director, writer, sexual educator and founder of Femina Potens Art Gallery, a nonprofit art gallery and performance space that serves the LGBTQ and kink communities.Young has been featured for her work in feminist pornography as well as a queer activist by such magazines as Bitch, Curve and Spread. She has been seen on the Independent Film Channel, the History Channel, MTV’s Logo and in documentary feature films. MSNBC journalist Brian Alexander devoted a chapter of his book America Unzipped to her work and art, and French film director Virginie Despentes features her in her forthcoming documentary, Mutantes. She has received awards for her bondage and suspension work and been called “an auteur to be reckoned with” by AVN. She recently gave birth to her first child.
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