Wednesday, February 20, 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 learned storytellers as they chalk up tales of being schooled:
Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)
J. LaLonde (Word Thug)
Jessica VonDyke (The Garden)
Anita Wagner Illig (Practical Polyamory)
Spoken word by Leslie Duprey (Slam Poet)
. . . and you! You’ve got stories of lessons learned or unlearned, schooling or being schooled. 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 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.
Leslie Duprey (SLAM) 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.
J. LaLonde has been on the radio since he was sixteen years old. Considered one of the youngest major-market morning show hosts in radio history, he’s set to return to the airwaves in 2013 with the podcast Weirdos, an interview series with the world’s most tragically interesting humans. J. performs at national comedy venues with the likes of Louis C.K., Ralphie May, Carl Labove, Jon Reep, Bert Kreischer, Steve Byrne, Doug Stanhope, Robert Kelly, Whitney Cummings, Jim Breuer and many more. He filmed his first stand-up DVD at The Historic Tennessee Theatre and plans on releasing his debut album in 2013. Having voiced, produced, edited, written and acted in countless TV and radio campaigns, he operates Man Speaks Noise, a voice-over studio in New York and writes for WORD THUG.
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.
Anita Wagner Illig is a thought leader, coach, writer, spokesperson and educator on polyamory, relationship choice and families of the heart. She serves on the Advisory Council of The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, is a past organizer of the Polyamory Leadership Summit, is an active member of the Polyamory Leadership Network, and also serves as polyamory community advisor to CARAS – the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities. She is a faculty member at KinkAcademy.com and PassionateU.com. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Loving More® and Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness, and is co-founder and former member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for 21st Century Relationships/the Foundation of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. She is also a past board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.
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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, first Wednesdays at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, D.C., and third Mondays at The PIT in New York City.