I am an award-winning playwright, performer, event producer, and host, originally from the US and now based in Berlin. My work has been seen in over 65 cities around the world. I am currently supervising the global expansion of Smut Slam, a storytelling show featuring real-life, first-person sex stories that I created in 2011 in Boston. Smut Slam open mics are now operating regularly in 17 cities around the world (I’m the host in 11 of those).
My work in theatre, storytelling, and activism/advocacy is both a challenge and invitation to adventurous audiences everywhere. I have created seven critically acclaimed solo shows: Phone Whore, slut (r)evolution, for | play, Desire, nerdfucker, Terrible Sex Tips, and Muse. I am the creator of YIKES! (a celebration of awkward performance), Freak Salon (a curated comedy night about kink), and Mindfuck (a trivia quiz show for sex geeks). My current work-in-progress is tentatively titled Filthy Lucre, in which I explore the intersection of kink, sex, and capitalism.
Outside of my more solo projects, I enjoy collaborating with people in areas other than sex. A few such projects include NOM (a community storytelling open mic about food, co-produced with Lisa Frischemeier) and Child’s Play (a curated storytelling show exploring childhood experiences in sexuality), with a cabaret/art installation about menstruation scheduled for May 2020 and a storytelling show featuring sex workers’ own voices in June 2020. I facilitate workshops about telling stories, hosting, and creating safer spaces around unsafe topics.
I have years of experience in storytelling, dramaturgy, flash fiction, and event hosting. My skill in facilitating discussion about sensitive subjects such as sex, body, and relationships comes in no small part from my nearly eight years as a phone sex operator. My ease on stage comes from 12 years of studying dance and then teaching dance and choreographing for adults in community settings.