Tuesday, March 20, 8-10pm, $8
Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge Street, New York New York 10002
Each month, Spill 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, Spill opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.
Our inaugural show features tales of firsts from these storied cherry-pickers:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)
Kevin Allison (The State, Risk! Show)
JT Bullock (Poet, Writer)
Kelli Dunham (Comic, Queer Memoir)
Jessica Halem (Comic, Activist)
Musical guest Killy “Mockstar” Dwyer
. . . and you! You’ve had all kinds of firsts in sex, desire and romance. Pick one and put your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill stage.
And 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 also curates and hosts the monthly series Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.
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.
JT Bullock is poet, writer and storyteller who has published in academic journals, including Note Bene. He has competed in three National Poetry Slam competitions, most notably in 2006, when he ranked nineteenth nationally. JT was featured at Sparkle, a queer reading series at Busboys and Poets, and at Capturing Fire at The Fridge DC. Currently he is working on an autobiographical one-man show, which debuted as a work-in-progress at the Wooly Mammoth Theater through Artist Bloc.
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.
Killy “Mockstar” Dwyer is a comedic performance artist and co-host of Alter Ego at Fontana’s. Every third Sunday, Alter Ego makes a party of the underground performance scene, with dance, music, art and burlesque. Her recent album with Kill the Band, “Famous Baby,” includes songs of hope, inspiration and girl balls.
Called “brave and bawdy” by Time Out Chicago and “righteous and chipper” by the Times-Picayune, Jessica Halem was raised by hippie Jewish artists from the East Coast which was anything but normal—or easy—in small-town Ohio, but did help to foster this very funny “on-your-face” comic who puts her queer spin on everything from Sudafed to feminism to glory holes. Jessica Halem was trained in femme queerness at Sarah Lawrence College; earned her chops as a social justice activist working for Bella Abzug; and as a LGBTQ health guru running the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. Jessica Halem performs at every college, Pride, and bathhouse where she can help find the funny in even the toughest of times.
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Check out our companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly at Union Hall.