Thursday, May 3, 8-10pm, $10.
Town, 2009 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
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.
A monthly series based at Fontana’s in New York City, Spill! now debuts at Town. Lose it with stories of firsts from these seasoned cherry pickers:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)
John Kevin Bogs (SpeakeasyDC)
JT Bullock (Poet, Writer)
Michael Pope (Michael Pope Is Gay For Pay)
Jessica VonDyke (The Garden)
Musical guest The Grey A
. . . 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, 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 based at Brooklyn’s Union Hall.
John Kevin Boggs is a local actor and storyteller last seen in SpeakeasyDC’s Born This Way at the Intersections Theatre Festival. He is on the teaching staff for SpeakeasyDC , a frequent teller at their second Tuesday OpenMic and has told in such productions as The Sin Show, Story Showdown, and Don’t As Do Tell. Other shows include the Fringe Festival 2010 hit Logic, Luck and Love by Two Pear Productions. Kevin can also be heard around town telling for The Story League, The Tongue Party and Vijai Nathan’s Fan-Freakin-Tastic. Stage credits include performances at The Studio Theatre, Studio 2ndStage, Theatre Alliance, Forum Theater and Constellation Theatre.
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.
Michael Pope is a filmmaker whose music videos are in MTV, LOGO and RAGE rotation and have seen premieres on People, Spin and Pitchfork sites. His award winning experimental film Neovoxer united hundreds of artists from the United States and the Czech Republic in a “primal scream of creative expression” and he was once bestowed the title of “Boston’s Best Visual Artist” by the Boston Phoenix. He continues his career as artist and raconteur with his one man show Michael Pope Is Gay For Pay, chronicling his legendary career as a phone sex operator in New York City.
Jessica VonDyke is a sex educator on a mission. Her plan is to open a sex shop called “The Garden” on the H Street corridor in Northeast DC. The Garden will be a retail shop for sex toys and erotic items, and also be an educational community center to teach about safe, pleasurable activities from a sex-positive perspective.
The Grey A is a new music project sparked from the mind of DC songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Jacks. Cutting his teeth in the creative pool of Nashville for a decade, Jacks has only recently begun performing in the Washington music scene. Grey A music, while melodically catchy, is lyrically sharp, focused primarily on the taboos of sex, religion, and politics. Jacks leads his listeners on a journey from the hard-right positions of his sheltered, Southern upbringing to the more comfortable middle ground of mature understanding.
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Visit our companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly at Union Hall.