Sex, love, relationship…
Anger, passion, longing…
Unspoken desires, unrealized fantasies,
Unheard of sensual adventures…
Essensuality invites out the essence of sensuality. The raw, vulnerable, uncensored, tender – usually private – moments step out into the spotlight to be shared. In poetry, spoken word, dance. Comedy, storytelling, music. Or some genre of your own imagination.
The evening will include: Featured acts, open mic performances, and spontaneous combustion…not necessarily in that order. Comfortable seating in the round, a limited bar, and an unrushed evening of erotic expression. Opportunities to laugh, cry…and blush.
Bring yourself, your friends, your lovers. Your desire, your embarrassment, your uncertainty. It’s all welcome here! After all, that’s what it is to be a sensual being. And that’s what we’re celebrating…the sensuality that lives — whether hidden or on the sleeve — of every single one of us.
FEATURED PERFORMERS 3/19/11
*Jeremy Edwards (www.jeremyedwardserotica.com) writes quirky erotic fiction celebrating joyful sensuality, libidinous urgency, offbeat romanticism, and the pleasures of language and laughter. His novel Rock My Socks Off is an eroto-comedic romp through academia, live television, and a dysfunctional rocking-horse museum. The book takes on a theatrical dimension at Essensuality, as the author performs a favorite chapter in a live reading seasoned with improv and audience participation.
*Performance poet, Aimee Herman, works as editor of erotica for Oysters & Chocolate. She has performed at various reading series including In the Flesh, Queer Lit Carnival and The Red Umbrella Diaries in NYC. She can be read in the anthologies, Best Lesbian Love Stories (Alyson Books), Best Women’s Erotica 2010 (Cleis Press) and Nice Girls, Naughty Sex (Cleis). She promises to excite, enthrall, entice and possibly show some skin.
*She’s Black, He’s Jewish, They’re Married, Oy Vey! Essensuality welcomes back Epstein and Hassan, known on the NYC comedy circuit as The Black and the Jew, a husband and wife comedy team willing to talk about “all things that make us nervous!” New York Daily News has called them “the Burns & Allen or the Lucy & Desi of the new millennium.” They will bring their unique blend of shoot-from-the-hip truth-telling and hilarious insights on relationships, politics, families, race and, of course, sex. Epstein and Hassan will reveal how BlackJew Love Technology could save the planet!
March 19, 2011 8pm Wow Café Theatre Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door For tickets and information: http://www.thesensuallife.com/events
Special Note: This performance of Essensuality is the finale of the four-day festival: The Sexual Act: An Experimental Erotic
Performance Art Festival
”Exploring intimacy and how we relate to it”
Wed-Sat, March 16-19, 2011
To learn more about the other performances, and obtain a discounted festival pass go to