Monday, December 17, 8-10pm, $10
The PIT, 123 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010 (212) 563-7488
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.
Join our gifted storytellers as they unwrap tales of giving, receiving and awkward returns:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Spill!)
Mo Beasley (UrbanErotika)
Emily Heller (The Afterlife, Fresh Out!)
Mollena Williams (The Perverted Negress)
Lizz Winstead (Lizz Free or Die)
Musical guest Reformed Whores
. . . and you! You have a story of something given. 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.
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.
Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You may have seen her on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. In 2011, She was included in Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch, won Rooftop Comedy’s Silver Nail Award, and was named one of the “Funniest People in Town” by 7×7 Magazine. Praised in San Francisco for what her friends call her “self-deprecating feminist slob poetry,” Emily now lives in New York City where she cohosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with Lisa Hanawalt, as well as popular stand up showcases The Afterlife at the Sidewalk Cafe and Fresh Out! at UCB East.
The musical comedy duo Reformed Whores, fronted by Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame, have been lassoing hearts throughout the New York City comedy scene. You can catch Reformed Whores at such notable venues as UCB, The PIT, The Creek and The Cave and Caroline’s on Broadway. They’ve also been busy touring the country and have performed at the Chicago Sketchfest, LAFF, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and the Charleston Comedy Festival. Their new album is Ladies Don’t Spit.
Mollena (Mo) Williams is a performer, actor, writer and BDSM educator. She is International Ms Leather 2010 and Ms. San Francisco Leather 2009. Mollena travels North America and Europe speaking on kink, BDSM, power exchange relationships, consensual master/slave relationships, and negotiating all of it safely. Author of The Toybag Gude: Taboo Play, Mollena’s essays appear anthologies including Best Sex Writing 2010, The Lust Chronicles, Spirit of Desire: Personal Journeys in Sacred Kink and the forthcoming Ulimate Guide to Kinky Sex. Mollena is a featured educator with KinkAcademy, columnist for SexIs Magazine and a founding member of San Francisco’s Crowded Fire Theater Company and blogs at The Perverted Negress.
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, Lizz Winstead is one of the top political satirists in America. As a performer, Lizz brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, where she brought on board Chuck D and Rachel Maddow. Lizz’s talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People issue and has brought numerous television appearances, including Comedy Central Presents and as a regular contributor for MSNBC’s The Ed Show and The Joy Behar Show. Most recently, Lizz wrote and produced an independent pilot of her Off-Broadway hit, “Wake Up World” and authored her new book Lizz Free or Die.
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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.