Wednesday, June 13, 8-10pm, $8
Babeland SoHo, 43 Mercer Street, New York, New York 10013
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.
This special Pride Month edition is hosted by Spill! partner Babeland. Spill! returns to its usual haunt, Fontana’s, the following week on June 19.
Join these well-adorrned storytellers as they tell their adventures in accessorizing:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)
Kevin Allison (The State, Risk!)
Nayland Blake (Artist, Pervert)
Kelly Dunham (Queer Memoir)
Shawn Hollenbach (Comedian)
Musical guest Killy Mockstar Dwyer (Alter Ego, Kill the Band)
. . . and you! You’ve got stories of accessorizing yourself. Try your luck by putting your name to 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.
And still more! Complimentary bubbly for all. Cheers for Pride!
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 curates and hosts two monthly storytelling series: Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance based at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, and Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance, based at Fontana’s.
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.
Nayland Blake is an artist, writer and educator. Born in New York Hospital in 1960, he currently resides in Brooklyn. He is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Fred, London and Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, and his work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Studio Museum of Harlem, LA MoCa, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the DeYoung Museum, among others. He has exhibited through out the United States and Europe. As a writer his work has appeared in Interview Magazine, Artforum, Out, and OutLook. He is the author of numerous catalog essays. In 1994 he co-curated, with Lawrence Rinder the exhibition In a Different Light, the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art.
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. Kill the Band’s new album “Mock Bottom” has just been released.
Shawn Hollenbach is a stand-up comedian, actor and the gay next door. He was the producer of Closet Cases, a Critics’ Pick from Time Out NY, a Homo Must in HX Magazine and can be heard on Broadcastr. You may have seen him on VH1, the cover of Next Magazine or on Logo’s NewNowNext blog. He’s been featured on two episodes of Hot Gay Comics on here!TV and you may have seen him as the host of Busted, a celebrity gossip podcast. He’s also creator and co-producer of the Miss Fag Hag Pageant featuring such talents as Caroline Rhea, Leslie Jordan, John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Musto and Hedda Lettuce. His Unicorns on Computer Paper has been named as one of the “Seven Sites You Should Be Waisting Your Time on Right Now” by the Huffington Post.
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Visit our companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly at Union Hall.