February 02, 2005 12:00am
Sex Workers' Art Show Dates
Source: Sex Workers Art Show
by: Company Press Release
Hi All! Here's the info about the Sex Workers' Art Show's fabulous new lineup and tour dates! Come out and see us while we're on the road! Check out SexWorkersArtShow.com for more information. Hope to see you all soon!
Sex Workers' Art Show Tour February/March 2005!
"Annie Oakley doesn't need a gun. She's armed with fierce creativity, political passion, big brains and exquisite sexiness. As the Sex Workers' Art Show's director, Oakley leads a brilliant crew which serves up whore culture at its most delicious and satisfying."
-Annie Sprinkle, PhD
"The Sex Workers' Art Show is not simply a display of those in the sex industry... But an active force in articulating, shaping, and contesting the meaning of the identity "Sex Worker" in the public sphere"
The Sex Workers' Art Show Tour is coming to your town! The show is an eye-popping evening of visual and performance art created by people who work in the sex industry to dispel the myth that they are anything short of artists, innovators, and geniuses!
Hitting the road again after last year's wildly successful national tour, the Sex Workers' Art Show brings audiences a mesmerizing cabaret-style event featuring music, burlesque, spoken word, drag, sexy circus tricks, and multimedia performance art; as well as a visual art display that travels with the show. The artwork and performances offer a wide range of perspectives on sex work, from celebration of prostitution and sex-positivity to views from the darker sides of the industry.
The incredible lineup of performers includes award-winning writer and Ms Magazine Woman of the Year Nomy Lamm; circus sideshow Diva of Danger Miss Satanica; San Francisco artist and performer Isis Rodriguez; Boston performance artist and more myth than man Ben McCoy; Shawna Kenney, author of I was a Teenage Dominatrix; storywriter partystarter pantydancer Chelsea Starr; hip-hop mastermind Tre Vasquez; playwright Naima Lowe; performer and self-defense superhero Ronica; and tour founder and director Annie Oakley. Visual artists include Isis Rodriguez; Xeric Award-winning graphic artist Laurenn McCubbin; NYC photographer Erin Siegal, and filmmaker and painter James Diamond.
The show includes people from all areas of the sex industry: strippers, prostitutes, dommes, film stars, phone sex operators, internet models, etc. It smashes traditional stereotypes and moves beyond "positive" and "negative" into a fuller articulation of the complicated ways Sex Workers experience their jobs and their lives. The Sex Workers' Art Show entertains, arouses, and amazes while simultaneously offering scathing and insightful commentary on notions of class, gender, labor, and sexuality!
For more information or to schedule interviews, please visit SexWorkersArtShow.com, or email Annie Oakley at Annie@SexWorkersArtShow.com.
2/17 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
2/18 Eugene, OR John Henry's Club
2/19 Olympia, WA The Capitol Theatre
2/20 Arcata, CA Humboldt State Univ.
2/21 San Francisco, CA Cafe du Nord
2/22 Healdsburg, CA The Raven Theatre
2/23 Los Angeles, CA UCLA
2/24 San Diego, CA The Voltaire Street Space
2/25 Phoenix, AZ Alwun House
2/26 Santa Fe, NM Backroads
2/28 Austin, TX Univ. Texas/ Sidekicks Club
3/1 Beaumont, TX The Art Studio
3/2 Houston, TX The Axiom
3/3 New Orleans, LA The Zeitgeist
3/5 Huntsville, AL The Flying Monkey
3/6 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
3/7 Richmond, VA The Nanci Raygun
3/8 Baltimore, MD The Creative Alliance
3/9 Princeton, NJ Princeton Univ., Terrace Club
3/10 Bronxville, NY Sarah Lawrence College
3/11 Providence, RI AS220
3/12 Boston, MA Hollywood
3/13 New York, NY The Knitting Factory
3/14 Washington, DC The Black Cat
3/15 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Bard College
3/17 Ann Arbor The Michigan Theatre