bare1Sunday, June 8, 8-10pm, $10

L’Etage, 624 South Sixth Street at Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 592-0656

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 intrepid storytellers as they tell tales of discovery:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Vickie Fernandez (Comedian)

Jaime Fountaine (Toiling and Obscurity)

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman (Writer)

Jimmy Viola (Five Star Smash)

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.


Jefferson (Photograph by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia 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 Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez

Vickie Fernandez is an award-winning writer, storyteller and comedian. Her stories have appeared in a number of publications you’ve probably never heard of, but should check out. When she’s not working on her memoir and wrangling new unruly tales into submission you can find her performing her stories and telling jokes all over Philadelphia. She hopes to someday move to Mexico and live in a brightly colored house with plenty of room for her pet monkeys, Frida Kahlo shrines and disproportionate collection of cowboy boots.

Jaime Fountaine

Jaime Fountaine

Jaime Fountaine is the creator of the Toiling and Obscurity reading series and the Second Stories storytelling show. Her fiction has appeared in PANK, Monkeybicycle, and 3:AM magazines

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman grew up in a weird little town in the Pine Barrens. She is a writer and storyteller living in Collingswood, NJ. Alanna is pretty sure she missed a very important day of school as a child, where everyone else learned something very important. As a result, she has spent every day since one step behind and slightly confused.

Jimmy Viola

Jimmy Viola

Jimmy Viola is a stand-up comic. Born in Queens, raised in the Poconos and currently living in Philadelphia, Jimmy is the creator and co-host of Five Star Smash, a variety talk show.

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Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance appears regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.