Hosted by Audacia Ray
Happy Ending, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, in New York City
Thursday, July 1. Doors at 7 pm, reading from 8-10
21 and up – FREE
15% of the bar tab supports PROS Network (Providers and Resources Offering Services to sex workers)
Damien Luxe is a multi-media performer and artist who has worked in DIY/indie print, web, theater and audio production for over 10 years. She has performed all over Canada and the US, has two self-published music albums out, and from 2006-2009 she Art Directed the award-winning $pread Magazine. Currently, she is the Co-Head Madam of the NYC Femme Family, Co-Creative Director of the H[art] Collective, is completing a DIY MFA, and is touring work that honors feminine hero/ines.
Christina Cicchelli has spent five years as a sex worker with experience in a myriad of industries, including phone sex and professional domination. As a Mistress, she has worked in several NYC dungeons and also visited clients on an independent basis. As a phone sex operator, she maintained a large amount of callers who enjoyed her guidance, creativity and experienced in fetish and role-play.
Christina is best known for her career as a porn actress. Under the non de plume, Simone Valentino, Christina has performed in a handful of sexy films. She received an AVN nomination for Best Actress for her role in Afrodite Superstar and won “Best New Starlet” at the Feminist Porn Awards in 2008 for her role in Audacia Ray’s The Bi Apple.
Christina is $pread Magazine’s “Media Whore” Columnist and her work is also featured on Betty Dodson’s website, Dodsonandross.com. She currently resides in New York City where she is hunched over her laptop spinning erotic conspiracy theories and sexual speculative fiction.
Poet and performance artist Izzy Oneiric‘s writing has appeared under various names in nearly twenty print and online publications such as $pread, Exquisite Corpse, Wheelhouse Magazine, Opium, and Burdock. For several years she was Poetry Editor for other magazine. She has lived and performed all over the country and has been a stripper, fetish model, and gay porn clerk. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and an MFA in Poetry. She currently lives and teaches in Chicago.
Rope Boi is the founding member of a household of queer, kinky women and bois in the Boston area. She strives to live critically and to forge new arrangements of sexuality and relationality. She is a student and an educator. She will be presenting at TES Fest in Piscataway, New Jersey, on July 2-5, 2010.
Busty Kitten is a theatrical know-it-all, muse and artiste, and feminist barstool philosopher. She co-produces and co-hosts The Giddy Multitude Vaudeville Co, a monthly cabaret of circus, music, dance, comedy, and burlesque. www.giddymultitude.com. Her work explores issues of sex and sexuality, body image, and constructed identies of femininity. She holds a BA from UC Santa Cruz and will be pursuing an MA in Applied Theatre at CUNY in the fall. She can be seen burlesque dancing at the usual venues around NYC and proudly earning her sweat equity at WOW Cafe Theatre.
The PROS Network (Providers and Resources Offering Services to sex workers) is a coalition of sex workers, organizers, direct service providers, advocates, and media makers. We exist to collaborate on programs and campaigns around sex work-related issues in the New York metropolitan area. We work with people of all genders who, by choice, circumstance, or coercion, engage in sexual activities for money, food, shelter, clothing, drugs, or other survival needs. Grounded in principles of social justice and human rights, the PROS Network embraces a non-judgmental, harm reduction approach. Check them out on Facebook.
Official Website: http://www.redumbrellaproject.com/july-1-coworkers-and-co-conspirators/
Added by audaciaray on June 22, 2010