Wednesday, November 7, 8-10pm, $8

Black Fox Lounge, 1723 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

ASL Interpretation available on request.

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 chosen storytellers reveal the choices that have left them with terms of elation, regret or resignation:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Spill!)

Kambri Crews (Burn Down the Ground)

Lisa Kirchner (The Next Chapter

Kevin Phillips (The Encyclopedia Show)

Vijai Nathan (SpeakeasyDC)

Anita Wagner Illig (Practical Polyamory)

. . . and more! You’ve made choices, good or bad, or had them made for you. Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

. . . and still more! Everyone is eligible to win a sex-toy raffle courtesy of The Garden.


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.

Kambri Crews

Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now runs her own PR and production company in New York City, books comedy for The 92YTriBeCa, and is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House). A renowned storyteller and public speaker, Kambri has performed on The Moth’s Mainstage, The 92Y, SXSW Comedy, Risk!, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club and given speeches at SXSW, DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, venues and events.

Lisa Kirchner

Lisa Kirchner was once simultaneously the religion editor for a gay and lesbian newspaper, bridal editor for a society rag and a dating columnist for an alt newsweekly. A New York City-based performer, she’s appeared at The Moth, The Liar Show and produces her own series, The Next Chapter: Readings and Stories, and co-produces The Talking Cure.

Vijai Nathan

Vijai Nathan has performed in South Africa, England and Canada, including turns at the Montreal International Comedy Festival (Just for Laughs) and the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival. Washington DC loves her too—she’s performed at the Smithsonian Museum, Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, Library of Congress and won the award for Artistic Excellence from SpeakeasyDC. She’s gained attention from critics from her solo-shows “Woman on Top: Tips from Mom, Dad and COSMO” and “Good Girls Don’t, But Indian Girls Do.”

Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips is a comedian and storyteller by night and an IT professional by morning and most of the afternoon. Hailing from quaint Spring Hill, Kansas, Kevin builds on his Midwest upbringing and endless fascination with yelling. Kevin can be seen performing across various venues all over the DC/Baltimore area. Kevin also co-produces the Encyclopedia Show DC at the Woolly Mammoth and likes to spend his free time sleeping upright.

Anita Wagner Illig

Anita Wagner Illig is a polyamory advocate and educator with a solid commitment to sexual freedom. She’s an educator, writer, public speaker and a staunch supporter and ally of non-traditional relationships and families via her website and blog Practical Polyamory. A cocktail mix of Mae West with a generous shot of defiant Southern girl, she has somehow managed to remain a public sexy storytelling virgin until now and is looking forward to baring it all and getting her sexy storytelling cherry popped!

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Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, D.C., and the third Mondays of the month at The PIT in New York City. Also visit our monthly companion show Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance at Public Assembly in New York City and Black Fox Lounge in Washington, D.C.