Wednesday, May 22, 8-10pm, $8
Black Fox Lounge, 1723 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20009 202/483-1723
Each month, Spill! brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of queer sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Spill! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.
Join our high-stepping storytellers as they tell of getting (or failing to get) their moves on:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)
Sampson McCormick (Taboo Village)
Chelsea Shorte (Little Spoons)
Slam Poet (Urban Erotika)
. . . and you! You’ve got your best moves and your awkward missteps. Try your luck by putting your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.
. . . and still more! One lucky audience member will win Spill!’s sexy raffle, courtesy of The Garden.
Jefferson is the curator and host of Spill! 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 East Coast and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of the monthly series Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.
Sampson McCormick is an award-winning, black, openly gay stand-up comedian, writer and activist. Touring since 2003, he crusades against homophobia, poverty and youth homelessness. Sampson has performed on Broadway, Arena Stage, DAR Constitution Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The 2012 International AIDS Conference, Harvard and Central Michigan University as well as numerous LGBT Pride festivals and events with entertainers such as Patti LaBelle and RuPaul. He is the author of Taboo Village: A Perspective On Being Gay In Black America and Ebonic Faggotry.
Chelsea Shorte entered comedy as a way to stave off the boredom of being a beautiful twenty-something. Beginning in 2010, Chelsea has studied and performed improv at several of Washington, DC’s improv theaters, including ComedySportz DC, DC Improv and Washington Improv Theater. Since first taking the stage as a stand up in early 2011, she has flourished in the local comedy scene. She recently opened for Janeane Garofalo at the Arlington Drafthouse and was a participant in the 2013 Women In Comedy Festival. In addition to producing and hosting the monthly, all-female Little Spoons Comedy Showcase, Chelsea frequently hosts and performs at various shows in DC.
SLAM Poet is a spoken word artist whose emotional delivery and thought provoking style have graced audiences since she first put pen to paper. A regular at Mo Beasley’s New York-based UrbanErotika, she has produced and performed in “The Mystique of Fly” and “Dangerous Women.” She’s also been part of “Voices around the Square” and “Women of Word” spoken word collaborations. She’s been featured at Here Theatre and worked on several collaborations with “Gathering of the Tribes,” “Tongues of Fire” and Artsy Fartsy. She’s been a featured guest on WBAI 99.5 and contributed to several podcasts, and been a guest spoken word teacher at Medgar Evers College. In 2008, she published her first book of poetry, So Black It’s Blue, So Red It’s Sky. Since her move to Washington DC in 2009, she’s performed at venues including Indulj, Lace, Pure Lounge, Urban Eats and Station 9.
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Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on the final Tuesday of each month and in Washington, D.C., at Black Fox Lounge. Also visit our companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly in Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at the biweekly Foreplay: A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, alternate Mondays at The Three of Cups in New York City.