Wednesday, February 6, 8-10pm, $8
Black Fox Lounge, 1723 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 202/483-1723
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 well-measured storytellers put their yardsticks to the times they made or fell short of the mark:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Spill!)
Diane Ivey (Mortified, Story League)
Jennifer Luu (Where The Wild Things Are)
Reggie Melbrough (Don’t Block The Box)
Kevin Phillips (The Encyclopedia Show)
Jennifer Tress (Huffington Post)
. . . and more! Take your measure by putting 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.
Diane Ivey is a writer and storyteller. From a self-composed how-to guide on being an adventure heroine, to an obsessive college crush on the vaguely-Harrison-Ford-resembling editor of her college newspaper, to sundry forays into erotic historical fanfiction, Diane’s material comes from the tragic and hilarious place where fangirl obsession meets real life. Diane first performed in the January 2009 production of Mortified Chicago, reading her seventh-grade diary detailing her grandiose plans to write the next Gone With the Wind. She regularly performs with Story League in Washington, DC.
Jennifer Luu is an acclaimed storyteller, wedding officiant and life coach who grew up on the Virginia side of 14th Street NW, where it’s called Richmond Highway. An avid fan of rock shows, 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 “Where the Wild Things Are,” telling a story about the time she thought she had overdosed to death on marijuana.
Reggie Melbrough is a DC comic who has been on the rise since he first took the stage in 2009. The Boise, Idaho native’s unique perception of life is cutting, silly and darn right funny. Reggie is a frequent host at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse. As one of the co-producers of The Don’t Block the Box Comedy Show and The Looking Glass Comedy Show, he has worked with top comedic talents such as Andy Kindler, Orlando Jones, The Sklar Brothers, Tony Woods, Tommy Johnigan and many more. Reggie was recently featured in the Washington Post as a “comic to watch for” and just taped a TV special for PBS Truth About Money Program.
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.
Jennifer Tress is a writer and storyteller based in Washington, DC. She’s a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and xojane and in 2010 she chronicled Oprah’s final season forBitch Magazine.As a storyteller, she’s performed in DC and NYC, telling many stories from her upcoming memoir You’re Not Pretty Enough. An earlier version of her first chapter “Sex Education,” appeared in the Pinchback Press anthology, Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost. In August 2012, Jen re-launched her website with all new content modeled after the It Gets Better Project, but speaking to beauty norms and their impact on the individual and is on the speaking circuit working to empower women and girls..
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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.