NYC Sex Worker Cabaret


SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
New York, NY – Sex workers take the stage on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 7:30pm at Public Assembly (70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY) to tell diverse stories through video, performance art, narrative, puppetry, burlesque, comedy and more. The event starts with a curated selection of short videos about sex work around the globe, and then features an all-star lineup of eleven performers. Tickets can be purchased for $12 in advance at or at the event for $15.

A sex worker, someone of any age, race or gender who trades erotic services for resources, is far more than fodder for tragic news blips. As artists, actors, writers, organizers, parents, siblings, neighbors and coworkers; listening to, rather than talking about, sex workers is critically humanizing. “Whether we work by choice, circumstance, or coercion, all of our voices are important — and dealing with the challenges and violence that sex workers face will not work until sex workers themselves can speak to solutions,” says activist Dylan Wolfe of SWOP-NYC.

Producers Sarah Jenny and Damien Luxe are proud to present this Sunday evening cabaret showcasing some of the most vibrant creative talent in the sex worker community. The cabaret is in homage to both Annie Oakley’s Sex Workers Art Show (1997-2009) and the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Art Festival (2005-2011), and intentionally takes place during LGBTQ Pride month, a time to reflect on the importance of community and resistance.

A diverse array of performances will be presented by A, Aimee Herman, Audacia Ray, Ceyenne Doroshow, Essence Revealed, Inbred Hybrid Collective, The Incredible, Edible, Akynos, Lady Moustaché, Mariko Passion, Venus Flytrap, and Zachary Wager Scholl. The video artists featured in this event are Brown Meshugana, Gina Carducci & Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Laura Murray, Leanne Gillard, Ms Virilia Crush, & Mée Rose, and the Red Umbrella Project.

Come listen to tales of self-determination, and bear witness to survival and celebration as sex workers eloquently — and at times raunchily — speak their truths, and tell stories from their points of view.

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