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Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:30-10:30pm $10

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-7373

Third anniversary show!

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 always-prepared storytellers for tales of the unexpected:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Mary Cyn (Wedding Slut)

Amber Drea (Writer)

Amanda Duarte (Dead Darlings)

Polly Superstar (Kinky Salon)

Musical guest Afterbirth Monkey

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

. . . and more! Everyone is eligible to win our sex-toy raffle.

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson (photo by Adrian Buckmaster)

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly 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 at the Delancey in New York.

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Afterbirth Monkey

Afterbirth Monkey is a comedy band based out of Astoria. They derive everything they do from intoxication and magic. You should exercise caution when crossing the street for tacos at the taco truck while intoxicated because Afterbirth Monkey will be waiting there and you will probably want to do it with them while you wait for your order.

Miss Mary Cyn

Miss Mary Cyn

Miss Mary Cyn is a classically trained actor and writer who takes off her clothes in bars. She’s currently releasing a series of short ebooks entitled Kat McKinney, Wedding Slut. Under the name Alithea Howes, her published writing includes “Trick or Treat,” a story in the paranormal anthology Three’s a Charm, as well as My Lolita, her exploration of Vladimir Nabakov’s masterpiece from the titular heroine’s point of view, and a hilarious true life story of a sweater fetish in the anthology Johns, Marks, Tricks and Chicken Hawks.

Amber Drea

Amber Drea

Amber Drea is a writer, editor and storyteller living in Brooklyn, New York. Her short fiction and essays have been published by McSweeneys.net, Northvillereview.com, Hypertextmag.com and Another Chicago Magazine, among others, and she’s appeared on storytelling shows and podcasts, including Risk!, No Name, Sideshow Goshko and Local Stories.

Amanda Duarte

Amanda Duarte

Amanda Duarte is an actor and writer who lives in Brooklyn. She is the host of the monthly show Dead Darlings at Judson, in which writers and other artists present work that has been cut, rejected or is otherwise dead-on-the-desktop. She is a regular at comedy and storytelling events throughout the city, including The Soundtrack Series, How I Learned, So Into It and New Work New York, and is the cohost of Cojones at The PIT. She is also a busy voice actor who can be heard selling you many wonderful and useful products on television and radio. She is a fun-loving Taurus, once sat in Julia Roberts’s piss and is a hit at parties.

Polly Superstar

Polly Superstar

Polly Superstar is a twenty-first-century sex culture revolutionary. She has dedicated her life to the sexually progressive community as a latex fashion designer, a creator of arty, sexy parties and a spokesperson for sex culture. Born in London, England, in 1974, she is the daughter of a hot air balloon pilot and a sex therapist. She relocated to San Francisco—home of the sexual revolution—in 1999. Her award-winning event Kinky Salon takes place in a dozen cities across Europe and North America. She recently joined forces with Christopher Ryan, author of New York Times bestselling book Sex at Dawn, to create Kotango.com, a social network for global sex culture.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

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.

Monday, November 19, 8-10pm, $10

The PIT, 123 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010

(212) 563-7488

Advance Tickets

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 wayfaring storytellers as they unfold tales of adventure.

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

Michele Carlo (Fish Out of Aqua)

David Crabb (Ask Me Stories)

Kelli Dunham (Queer Memoir)

William Mullin (Closet Cases)

Graham Eason Nolan (My High School Boyfriend Was Gay)

Musical guest Rob Paravonian

. . . and you! You have a story of adventures gone well or awry. Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

And more! One lucky audience member will win Bare!’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.

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.

Michele Carlo

Michele Carlo is a writer/performer who has lived in four of the five boroughs of New York City and remembers when a slice of pizza cost fifty cents. She has been published in Thomas Beller’s Neighborhood’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York, Chicken Soup For The Latino Soul, SMITH magazine and in the upcoming anthology It’s Always Been A War. She’s told stories almost everywhere a person can tell stories, including The Moth’s GrandSlams and Mainstage. Her memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks was published by Citadel Press in August 2010.

David Crabb is a performer, writer, director and storyteller in New York City. He is a two-time MothSlam champion and co-producer of Kevin Allison’s RISK! He is also the co-creator/producer of the live storytelling series Ask Me. David has been a member of NYC’s Axis Company Theatre since 2003, developing original material in New York, Paris and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. His one-person show “Bad Kid” was met with critical acclaim and enjoyed its second New York run in 2012.

Kelli Dunham

Genderqueer nerdcomic Kelli Dunham is the host and co-founder of New York’s longest-running LGBTQ storytelling event, Queer Memoir. She performs at colleges, coffeehouses and pride events nationwide. Her comedy has been seen on Showtime and the Discovery Channel as well as once—just once—at a livestock auction. She wants to be your friend on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and any other future social networking platform, where her screen name is always (get this cleverness) kellidunham.

William Mullin

William Mullin has written and performed with Ed Helms of the Office as well as writing for Jane Lynch. He has performed at The Moth, and produces a storytelling show in Provincetown called Closet Cases.

Graham Eason Nolan is a writer, jaded improviser and fledgling comic. He’s recently performed in several new talent shows in connection with Manhattan Comedy School and made his storytelling debut at “My High School Boyfriend Was Gay” at UCBEast. A new New Yorker, Graham spent nine years in Chicago during which time he completed the Second City Conservatory program, wrote and performed with The Number 10 Productions and did a bad impersonation of Barack Obama that the President eventually saw. @grahamnolan

Rob Paravonian

Rob Paravonian, well-known for his popular Pachelbel Rant, is a comedian, musician and writer who performs all over the U.S. and throughout world. Rob has released several CDs and has received millions of views of his videos on YouTube. In addition to performing standup across the country, Rob created three solo shows, has written one-act plays that have been produced in New York, and regularly writes for New York-based sketch group Spurn.

Upcoming Shows

November 29

Bare! Birthday Blowout at The Bell House.

December 17

Featuring Kevin Allison, Mo Beasley, Mollena Williams, Lizz Winstead, musical guest BETTY. Advance tickets.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com

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.

Monday, November 28, 8-10pm, $5

Union Hall
702 Union Street at Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11215
718/638-4400

Advance Tickets

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.

“More” is the theme to be moored by this full-throated crew:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Writer, Storyteller)

Diana Adams (Activist, Attorney, Polyamory Expert)

Kevin Allison (The State, Risk!, Storyteller)

Mike Amato (Actor, Writer, Comedian)

Kelli Dunham (Queer Memoirs, Comedian, Storyteller)

Abby Ehmann (Burning Man, Smutmeister, Event Planner)

Musical guests Eden & John’s East River String Band

. . . and you! Ever wanted more or felt enough was enough? Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare stage.

And more! One lucky audience member will win Bare’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.

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.

Diana Adams

Diana Adams is an activist for sexual freedom between consenting adults. An attorney and mediator whose law practice serves LGBT, poly, kinky and other nontraditional families in New York, Diana is a renowned speaker on legal alternatives to marriage and the future of the American family. She sits on the Advisory Council of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. A prominent public face for poly, Diana is a leader of Open Love NY and hostess of Poly Cocktail. Her poly family was featured on MTV’s True Life in 2009. She is the recipient of the 2011 Sexual Freedom Award from Folsom Street East.

Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator and host of the live storytelling show and podcast RISK!, and a member of the legendary television comedy troupe The State. He has appeared in Reno 911!, The Ten, VH1′s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Viva Variety and Stella and HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. Kevin has written for The Village Voice, Premiere, Film Journal and more. He has written for Blue Man Group and served as the Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater from 2006 to 2008. Kevin recently founded TheStoryStudio.org, a storytelling school in New York that offers workshops for businesses and individuals.

Mike Amato

Mike Amato is an actor, writer, comedian and playwright who blogs for The Huffington Post. He’s performed in the Edinburgh Fringe festival and the Montreal Comedy festival and his prose can be seen in several online and print journals. On December 7, he’ll be hosting the comedy and burlesque show “Grab-Ass!” at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Kelli Dunham

Genderqueer nerdcomic Kelli Dunham is the host and co-founder of New York’s only LGBT storytelling event, Queer Memoir. She performs at colleges, coffeehouses and pride events nationwide. Her comedy has been seen on Showtime and the Discovery Channel as well as once—just once—at a livestock auction. She wants to be your friend on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and any other future social networking platform, where her screen name is always (get this cleverness) kellidunham.

Abby Ehmann

Abby Ehmann is a Manhattan-based woman-about-town. A self-described “smutmeister,” she has covered almost every conceivable sexual topic: obscure fetishes and carnal obsessions, nightclubs and erotic events, sex toys, adult DVDs, not to mention tales of her personal sexploits. She is also an Event Planner, hosting everything from singles’ mixers to sex parties. And no, they’re not the same thing! For three months each year, she works for Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert. In addition, she designs costumes, embellishes chapeaux and generally makes money by making trouble.

Eden & John's East River String Band

Drawing from traditional American country blues, Eden & John’s East River String Band creates authentic renditions of songs from the 1920s and early 30s. Founded in 2006, the New York City-based duo have released four albums and toured the US, Canada and Europe. Mainstays Eden Brower (vocals, ukulele, guitar, kazoo) and John Heneghan (vocals, guitar, mandolin, kazoo) are often joined by such musicians as underground comic legend Robert Crumb (Cheap Suit Serenaders), stride pianist Terry Waldo (Leon Redbone, Woody Allen) and multi-intrumentalist Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops). Their 2011 release, “Be Kind To A Man When He’s Down,” features Crumb on mandolin, Conte on fiddle and banjo and Flemons on guitar.

Email and mailing list barestories@gmail.com