Monday, January 7, 7:30-8:30, free!
Babeland SoHo, 43 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013
On the first Monday of each month, Toy Stories brings together storytellers, sex educators, comics and others to tell true tales of their exploits with sex toys of all stripes. From the ecstatic to the best forgotten, these experiences are offered in a fun, safe environment where knowledgeable experts are standing by to compare notes.
Join some of the best storytellers around as they open hearts, minds and toy cabinets to uncover their inner workings.
Hosted by Jefferson (Bare! Spill!)
Kambri Crews (Burn Down the Ground)
John Flynn (Oh, Hey Guys)
Robin Gelfenbien (Yum’s the Word)
Mollena Williams (The Perverted Negress)
. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to tell your own story.
And more! One lucky audience member will win a sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.
Jefferson is the curator and host of Toy Stories. 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 Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance and Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance.
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.
John Flynn has been performing, writing, and directing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade since 2004. He’s a producer and regular performer of “Nights of Our Lives,” a monthly storytelling show that has been running for seven years. He hosts an open mic storytelling show, “Oh Hey Guys,” every Thursday at the UCB Theater in the East Village.
Robin Gelfenbien is a writer, comedian and storyteller who has written jokes for Rosie O’Donnell and starred in a commercial directed by Spike Lee. She has appeared on Vh1, Sirius Radio and AMC, and her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Salvation Has a First Name (A Wienermobile Journey), premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. Robin is the creator of the monthly storytelling series, Yum’s the Word, that features her homemade ice cream cakes. She is also the co-host and co-producer of the storytelling/reading series One To Grow On. Robin is currently working on a memoir about her life on the Hot Dog Highway.
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.
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Toy Stories takes place on the first Mondays of the month at Babeland SoHo. Also visit our companion shows:
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. Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place on final Tuesdays at Public Assembly in New York City and third Wednesdays at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, D.C.