Come Inside 2016: A Sex and Culture Theater Festival
An entire festival featuring shows about sex.
Intimate. Authentic. Compelling. Vulnerable.
Stories about sex.
And Love. And life.
But mostly sex.
Come Inside: A Sex & Culture Theater Festival is a curated collection of performances that celebrate a vast array of sexual philosophies and adventures. Dance Naked Productions artistic director Eleanor O’Brien has toured fringe theater festivals across North America, and seen hundreds of shows. Among then, a few jewels of smut -positive, sex-fueled art stand out! We are proud to bring the cream of the crop (the gush of the bush?) to Portland! We open with Bawdy Storytelling at The Star theater to kick things off, and over the next 10 days, there will be 25 performances at the Headwaters Theater of eight completely unique productions.
When and Where?
- September 28th — Opening Night Party and Bawdy Storytelling at The Star Theater!
- September 29th through October 8th — 8 shows, 26 performances, plus a staged reading of Age of Arousal and a Smut Slam, all at The Headwaters Theater
All weekend shows will be followed by a post-show conversation upstairs from the theater at the Waterline Studio. The festival includes a workshop (Come Play!), a Smut Slam and a staged reading of Age of Arousal. See below for details!
Bawdy is coming to Portland!
San Francisco legend Dixie DeLaTour is bringing Bawdy Storytelling to Portland for the very first time! Bawdy, the nation’s original sex & storytelling show, has been entertaining audiences up and down the west coast for the last 10 years. Known as “The Moth for pervs” (LA Weekly), Bawdy Storytelling is all about people sharing their best, worst, most unusual, or most meaningful sexual experiences—all in 10 minutes or less.
Bawdy will open the festival on September 28th at The Star Theater. Line up TBA.
Opening Weekend : September 29 to October 2
In Search of Cruise Control (James Gangl – Toronto, ON)
Long-time virgin turned sex-fiend, James Gangl becomes the poster child for why we need good sexual education when he struggles to give his awkward teenage nephew the sex talk he never asked for and will never forget.
Closing Weekend : October 6 to October 8
Cosmic Fucks (Kelly Nesbit – Portland, OR)
A personal story of a spiritual awakening and cosmic sexology, a journey through time, from the womb, to mid-life revelation. Dr. Tallulah will awaken your vaginal consciousness. Hilarious, poignant, and totally original.
GGG: Dominatrix for Dummmies (Eleanor O’Brien – Portland, OR)
From the agony of junior high dances to the inner sanctum of a professional dungeon, enemas to ecstatic dance, GGG: D4D explores what it means to fall in love with yourself, and how everyone wants to be wanted. From Dance Naked founder Eleanor O’Brien. One night only!
SMUT SLAM! With Cameryn Moore
Sunday Oct. 2nd at 9:15pm
A community open mic featuring real-life first-person sex stories.
Why a Sex Culture Festival?
The goal with this festival is to unite humanity through conversations about sexuality. Sex, like politics, tends to be an area where people stick with their tribe. Come Inside is a festival that that brings together all kinds of sexual beings – kinky and queer, straight, vanilla, poly and asexual. Like Hump! (Dan Savage’s annual amateur porn festival) Come Inside is an opportunity for people to have an intimate experience with a sexuality perhaps different from what they normally encounter. And even better, it’s LIVE.