Iâ€™m in the middle of doing and booking and prepping for shows right now, looking ahead for a few months, six months, next summer, okay, what do I have for Edinburgh Fringe 2019 (yes, of course I am thinking about that, Iâ€™ve been thinking about... View More
(This is the second article in an occasional series about Breaking the Fourth Wall in sex-aware performance. Here was the first.)
I can see you! And that's WONDERFUL.
I donâ€™t always have a choice about lighting with Smut Slam, but when I do,... View More
â€œSold outâ€ is supposedly a neutral term, in a box-office sense: your performance venue has sold all the possible seating it has available that doesnâ€™t violate fire code. Some festivals have different and more precise parameters for this; for example, I think in Edinburgh Fringe... View More
Fringe season has started, and with Fringe come the requests from publications who want to look like theyâ€™re being oh-so-active in covering Fringe productions, but all theyâ€™re basically doing is sending us lists of awkward/precious questions to answer and email back to them.
Itâ€™s Fringe essay... View More
Iâ€™ve been on the sex-positive train for a long time, as a writer, performer, and sometimes-educator. People out in the world seemed quite happy and ready to pin that tag on me when describing a Smut Slam, for example, and when I looked over my... View More
I have spent the last eight years peeling my life open for public scrutiny, through my blogging and the plays and the Smut Slam and the Facebookingâ€¦ youâ€™d think Iâ€™d have no boundaries left, if I had any to begin with.
Youâ€™d think that, but youâ€™d... View More
Five days ago I told a Smut Slam-style story as part of a late-night cabaret. Half the crowd had already drifted off to the dance floor elsewhere in the building; the other half was getting increasingly drunk, so while the comedian and the blues-guitar duo... View More
I have performed Phone Whore probably close to 200 times, if not more. I have performed it a lot, in packed 100-seat theatres and in the basement of a pub with three people watching. For a frowny, arms-crossed crowd in a womenâ€™s bookstore, and for... View More
Earlier this week I received a friend request on Facebook. When I asked the person how they found meâ€”standard operating procedure for years nowâ€”they said: â€œI found you from a picture on instagram, a friend of mine does a poet for hire busking thing in... View More
Last night was the opening night of the showcase run of nerdfucker; not the premiere, but the preview, where my director and I get to see what it feels like doing the play for an actual audience in an actual theatre space, as opposed to... View More