Tuesday, January 29, 8-10pm, free!
Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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 enduring storytellers as they tell tales of finally getting it:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)
Dick and Duane (Fun With Dick and Duane)
Dawn J. Fraser (Barbershop Stories)
Frank Liotti (Comedian)
Susan Kent (Tell It: Brooklyn)
William Mullin (Closet Cases)
Victoria Scroggins (Tell It: Brooklyn)
Musical guest Mindy Raf
. . . and you! You’ve got stories of hair-splitting moments. 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 sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.
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 city 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.
Dick and Duane (Richie Cohen and Duane Tragis) met as teenagers, fell in love and exchanged rings from a gumball machine. But finding a soulmate and a cheap apartment so early in life was not enough. They decided to follow in the footsteps of other married duos like Burns & Allen, Stiller & Meara and Sonny & Cher, becoming the first husband and husband comedy team. They’re part traditional burlesque comics, part old-school stand-up comedy team, part 1970s variety show and part vintage gay porn. They’re neither glamorous, fabulous, A-list, nor concerned with celebrity gossip. But what they do best is to skewer and deconstruct the art of comedy itself while shattering preconceived notions of married gay couples.
Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller and national speaker from San Jose, California. She is the host of Barbershop Stories, which features storytellers performing true tales in a salon in Brooklyn. Then she chops off their hair. Dawn delivers speeches and workshops about the nature of stories to develop vision, identity and leadership potential, and is a storytelling coach through The Moth’s Community Outreach Program. She loves being both a twin and a Trinidadian.
Susan Kent is a freelance writer, storyteller and future New York Times-bestselling memoirist. She spent over half of her life in the Deep South and has been working out a lot of those demons on her blog, Southern Discomforts, for quite a while. Susan also over-shares on a regular basis at shows like The Moth, on the Risk! Podcast, and encourages others to do the same at her own show, Tell It: Brooklyn.
Frank Liotti’s criminal spree has taken him to Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Jonny Zero, Canturbury’s Law and other televised murder scenes. A graduate of Yale School of Drama as well as SUNY Purchase, he landed in The New York Times for the production of “Cats Talk Back,” a mockumentary of life as a cast member of the Broadway hit “Cats.” As a stand-up comic, his sardonic wit, powerhouse characters and bizarre stream of consciousness are garnering growing buzz about the scene. He will appear in the film “BearCity 2,” a TLA Films release, this fall.
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.
Mindy Raf is a writer, comedienne and musician based in Brooklyn. She has written for CollegeHumor, VH1, TNT, The Daily Comedy Network and was a contributor to the “My Parents Were Awesome” anthology. She has been invited to perform at the Women in Comedy Festival, SketchFestNYC, NY Funny Songs Fest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, where she was named a “stellar surprise” by The Portland Mercury. Her fist novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity, will be published by Dial (Penguin Young Readers Group) and comes out April 2013.
Victoria Scroggins is a Brooklyn-based storyteller, comedian and writer. She co-produces and hosts a monthly storytelling show Tell It: Brooklyn. You can find her there and various other venues regaling audiences with her tales of life in Texas and beyond.
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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 monthly companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.