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Wednesday, October 2, 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.

Join our boundary-defying storytellers as they explore their outer edges:

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

Jessica Brodkin (Comedian)

Victoria Rocha (The Vagina Monologues)

Shawn Westfall (DC Improv, ShawnMikael(s))

. . . and more! You’ve strayed too close to the edge or run far from it. Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

. . . and still more! One lucky audience member will win a sex toy, courtesy of Adam & Eve.

Jefferson

Jefferson

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.

Jessica Brodkin

Jessica Brodkin

Jessica Brodkin is a stand up comic based out of Washington, D.C. who has performed at comedy festivals around the country including Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, the Philadelphia Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival. She has regular appearances in the top clubs in the D.C. area including the DC Improv, Magooby’s Joke House, and the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse. Jessica is a writer for the popular DC blog http://lygodc.com/. Before beginning stand up, Jessica spent years performing Improv comedy.

Victoria Rocha

Victoria Rocha

Victoria Rocha is an emerging raconteur as she navigates the storytelling waters of DC, including her first storytelling performances at Speakeasy DC and Story League in February—both, not-so-shockingly, about sex, one her favorite topics. Still, Victoria is not new to performing, with her first role at age eight in Young Chautauqua as General George Custer. The company’s only female to portray a male, Victoria just loves the facial hair—it’s like bonsai of the face. Her collegiate theatrical training included acting, improv and stage make-up. Since moving to Washington, DC from Nevada, Victoria was in The Firm’s production of the Vagina Monologues in 2010 and 2011. Victoria has fallen in love with storytelling and is hoping, with some encouragement, to attempt stand-up in the near future.

Shawn Westfall

Shawn Westfall

Shawn Westfall is an improvisational comedy instructor and performer, as well as a producer of improv-based shows throughout the DC area. This year, he’ll celebrate ten years as the exclusive teacher of improvisational comedy at the DC Improv, where he teaches classes in beginning and advanced short-form and long-form improv comedy, as well as improv workshops focusing on character, long form, and non-traditional improv techniques. His classes (and the numerous performances they’ve generated) have been featured in The Washington Post, The Washington Post Express, Washingtonian magazine, Washington Post Radio, DC 101, WTOP Radio, Mix 107.3’s “The Jack Diamond Morning Show,” The Food Network’s “Dinner: Impossible!,” K Street Kate’s video weblog, WeLoveDC.com, among many others. He’s also a founding member, along with Mikael Johnson, of the award-winning comedy troupe ShawnMikael(s), which performs frequently at festivals and theaters throughout the country. By day, Shawn works as an ad agency creative: he’s a senior copywriter for Proof Integrated Communications, a division of Burson-Marsteller, where he writes, directs and produces print ads, radio spots, TV spots, as well as online and social media advertising.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance takes place monthly in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. Also visit our monthly companion show Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance at Sidewalk Cafe in New York City and Black Fox Lounge in Washington, D.C.