January 30, 2006 05:40am
Sex Workers' Art Show Tour 2006
Source: Sex Workers' Art Show
by: Company Press Release
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!
The wildly successful cabaret-style show is hitting the road again, bringing audiences a blend of spoken word, music, burlesque, 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.
This year's incredible lineup of performers includes acclaimed Whitney Biennial artist and burlesque performer Julie Atlas Muz; iconic queer writer and author of the Chelsea Whistle Michelle Tea; hip-hop poet Juba Kalamka; foremother of the prostitutes' rights movement Scarlot Harlot; artistic director of the only existing Black burlesque troupe Harlem Shake, Simone de LA Getto; filmmaker and performance artist Bridget Irish; writer and feminist smut purveyor Tralala Farsi Sentiamo; and tour founder and ringmaster Annie Oakley. Visual artists include infamous camgirl and artist Ana Voog and activist and performer Teresa Dulce.
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.
2/10 Portland, OR Reed College
2/11 Olympia, WA The Capitol Theatre
2/12 Arcata, CA Humboldt State University
2/13 San Francisco, CA Cafe du Nord
2/14 Los Angeles, CA UCLA
2/15 Santa Barbara, CA UC Santa Barbara
2/16 San Diego, CA UC San Diego
2/17 Phoenix, AZ Alwun House
2/18 Santa Fe, NM Backroads
2/20 Austin, TX University of Texas
2/22 New Orleans, LA Zeitgeist Gallery
2/24 Atlanta, GA Eyedrum Gallery
2/25 Huntsville, AL Flying Monkey Arts
2/26 Asheville, NC University of North Carolina - Asheville
2/27 Williamsburg, VA The College of William and Mary
2/28 Baltimore, MD The Patterson Theatre
3/01 Swarthmore, PA Swarthmore College
3/02 New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers University
3/03 Newark, Delaware University of Delaware
3/04 Boston, MA The Coolidge Theatre
3/05 Middletown, CT Wesleyan University
3/06 Hartford, CT University of Hartford
3/07 New York, NY The Knitting Factory
3/08 Lewisburg, PA Bucknell University
3/09 Athens, OH Ohio University
3/11 Chicago, IL Las Manos Gallery