Monday, September 2, 7-9pm, $5
New York’s sexiest storytelling show is now monthly in Boston. Join us first Mondays at The Middle East.
Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance 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 hard-toiling storytellers as they close out Labor Day weekend with tales of serious werk:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Spill!)
Chris Connolly (Bare! Feature)
Kevin Quigley (Bleed Out)
Cecilia Tan (Erotica Author, Circlet Press)
Diana Valentine (Storyteller)
Shari VanderWerf (Late Listed)
. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.
. . . and more! One lucky audience member will win a sexy raffle prize courtesy of Hubba Huba.
Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. 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 New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly in New York and Washington, D.C., and Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.
Chris Connolly has lived through an Ecuadoran coup d’etat, been a massage therapist to the Bush family and named the octopus that frequents her favorite dive spot off the coast of Israel “Fred.” Chris has been talking about sex as an educator for over a decade working in clinics to universities and everything in between. She recently transitioned from not only teaching about sex, but also laughing about it in her stand up and stories.
Kevin Quigley has worked as the producer of Sketchhaus, the premier sketch comedy night at ImprovBoston, since early 2012. He also directs, acts, and writes for two sketch comedy teams, Duct Tape Revolution and World of Hurt, both of which have had successful runs at both Sketchhaus and at the Comedy Lab at IB. In addition, Kevin co-produced The Scoop, a limited-run storytelling night, during which he frequently appeared as a performer. Kevin has also performed standup at 100 First Jokes, and more recently at Andy Ofiesh’s Naked Comedy Night. He is the host of Bleed Out, a confessional storytelling show at Radio Comedy.
Cecilia Tan is “simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature,” according to Susie Bright. A longtime activist and BDSM community organizer, Tan is being praised by reviewers because her current novel, SLOW SURRENDER, “redeems the dominant billionaire trope” (Romantic Times). In 1992 Tan founded Circlet Press, a category-busting independent press that mixes science fiction/fantasy with erotica. She is the author of Black Feathers, White Flames, The Prince’s Boy, Mind Games, Edge Plays, Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords, the Magic University series, and many other books, and her short stories have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Nerve, Best American Erotica, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and tons of other places.
Diana Valentine hails from Long Island. She collects stories and wears their heads around her neck like trophies. Her favorite story genres are personal ghost stories, family/heritage stories, and adult cuddle adventures. Despite her ruthlessness in capturing stories, most of her stories are humorous and haunting, they will fill you up, stick to your bones and stay with you for a long time. Diana currently runs an older youth organization in the Boston Metro Area.
Shari VanderWerf is a Boston-based writer and stand-up comedian. Her work has appeared on television and in a host of international publications. She is the writer and producer of Late Listed, a series of short films about stand-up comedy and released her first comedy EP in September of 2012. Over 24,000 subscribers enjoy Shari’s daily dose of humor via her Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/shariv67 which earned her the Huffington Post’s recommendation as one of the top funny females to follow.
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Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance takes place on the first Mondays of the month at The Middle East in Boston, first Wednesdays of the month at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, D.C., and monthly in New York City. Also visit our monthly companion show Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly in New York City and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York City at Three of Cups.