Come for the titillation,
stay for the conversations
Come Inside 2018 is a collection of sex-positive performances from across the spectrum of sexual identity.
Eight performers from around the world are bringing their shows to Portland for a theater festival unlike any other.
Illuminating, inclusive and often hilarious, these stories resonate with emotional intimacy and theatrical flair. They celebrate sex (all kinds of sex) and the right to sexual expression.
They offer thought-provoking, mind-expanding stories, curative comedy, restorative erotica, and stimulating post-show conversations.
Come Inside.... and meet your tribe
From around the world come eight performances that will inspire and delight you (and maybe turn you on).
Illuminating, inclusive, and often, hilarious, these story tellers have created shows that explore the spectrum of sexual orientation and fascination.
Like Brené Brown on steroids, these shows are intimate, authentic, erotic, and often, downright wholesome. (because our sexual selves are part of the whole, right?)
The festival will include a play reading-Tip of the Tongue by author and playwright Allison Moon - and a workshop production from local artist Melanie Moseley, Sexology! The Musical.
There will be a special edition of Stand Up Smut (Dance Naked's infamous erotic open mic).
Buy a pass and see every show.
Join the post show conversations.
Meet the artists.
Meet other humans interested in the topic of sexual expression.
Maybe even tell a story of your own?
Or just come and watch.
Come Inside and connect.
Opening Night Gala
with MC Eleanor O'Brien + guests!
Join us for the kick off to the festival at the Alberta Rose Theater! We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary! There will be audience favorites from past shows, highlights from the upcoming festival, and SO MUCH MORE!
OCTOBER 1 @ 7:30PM
Taking it Up the Notch
Armed with her guitar and sharp wit, Shirley Gnome will sing you shameless, obscenely honest songs about human nature that will have you in stitches. A unique mix of music, standup comedy, wickedly clever lyrics, and biting social commentary.
OCTOBER 3 @ 7PM
OCTOBER 5 @ 10:30PM
OCTOBER 6 @ 6PM
OCTOBER 7 @ 4PM
Sex Ed A GoGo
Sex Ed A Go Go is a talk and variety show hybrid that is one part sex Q&A and one part Go-Go revue. Host Dirty Lola gives open, honest, and entertaining answers to anonymous questions from audience members about sex and relationships, and showcases a rotating cast of burlesque performers and other guests.
OCTOBER 4 @ 7PM
OCTOBER 5 @ 9PM
OCTOBER 6 @ 10PM
OCTOBER 7 @ 6PM
ZE: Queer As Fuck
A one-person, genderqueer, kinky, femmesexual, polyminded, gay-divorcee PRIDE parade through the real life of Michelle/Ryan. “Ze” confronts stereotypes both within and without in a celebration that exposes the complex tension between being authentic to oneself and belonging.
OCTOBER 3 @ 9PM
OCTOBER 5 @ 7PM
OCTOBER 6 @ 4PM
OCTOBER 7 @ 8PM
Siouxsie Q + Sean Andries
A fairy tale exploring themes of sex work through the lens of fantasy, Fish Girl tells the tale of a lovestruck tourist who falls into the deep end when he meets the "girl" of his dreams. She’s half fish, half fantasy. The show includes original songs, antique slide projections, and high drama.
OCTOBER 4 @ 9PM
OCTOBER 5 @ 5PM
OCTOBER 6 @ 8PM
OCTOBER 7 @ 2PM
Stand-up storytelling, hip hop heroics, and emotional nudity collide in this smash-hit smackdown of sexual misadventure. Hop on the scenic route to the bone zone - through good sex & bad luck - in this honest onslaught of hanky-panky hijinks!
OCTOBER 10 @ 9PM
OCTOBER 12 @ 10:30PM
OCTOBER 13 @ 6PM
OCTOBER 14 @ 8PM
Tough Brown Leather
Sara is the spunky, eight-year-old star running back of her street football team. But off the field, she can’t outrun the attack of a sexual predator. As Sara transitions into womanhood, the effects of the childhood attack stay with her. She takes a few hits, but never stays down for long. A testament to the human capacity to survive, heal and embrace one’s sexual power.
OCTOBER 11 @ 9PM
OCTOBER 12 @ 7PM
OCTOBER 13 @ 10PM
OCTOBER 14 @ 2PM
The Pink Hulk
Having beaten lymphoma earlier in life, Valerie is now diagnosed with breast cancer. Afraid of “losing the girls,” she decides to take them out for one last hurrah…This sexy and adventurous show follows the triumphant journey of one woman as she finds her own “hulk-like” strength to free the superhero within!
OCTOBER 10 @ 7PM
OCTOBER 12 @ 5PM
OCTOBER 13 @ 4PM
OCTOBER 14 @ 6PM
F*ck Tinder: A Love Story
F*ck Tinder: A Love Story is a comedic storytelling rollercoaster from The Moth champion David Rodwin. After getting held up at gunpoint the night his girlfriend breaks up with him, David moves to San Francisco and goes on dates with 120 women in 2 years -in search of love, but finding everything else. WINNER Best Solo Show at the DC Fringe!
OCTOBER 11 @ 7PM
OCTOBER 12 @ 9PM
OCTOBER 13 @ 8PM
OCTOBER 14 @ 4PM
One Time Events
Tip of the Tongue - Play Reading
A young artist seeks mentorship from a famous veteran known for her risqué photographs. As their relationship grows into more intimate− and dangerous− territory, their individual secrets threaten to destroy their bond, their reputations, and their careers.
OCTOBER 8 @ 7:30PM $10
Tickets at the Door Only
Sexology! The Musical
Dance Naked favorite (What Is Erotic? Revelations, Sex We Can!) Melanie Moseley has compiled some of her best stories and finest songs into an hour of hilarious, thought-provoking and poignant entertainment.
OCTOBER 9 @ 7PM $10
Tickets at the Door Only
Stand Up Smut
An Erotic Open Mic with MC Eleanor O'Brien
Stand Up Smut is an open mic designed for "adult" material. Share your original erotica, erotic poetry, or writing that illuminates some aspect of sex (material doesn't have to be original, but it does have to be something you feel passionate about!). Or just come be a supportive (and aroused!) audience. 6 minute time limit (unless more time is arranged in advance).
OCTOBER 9 @ 8:30PM $5
Tickets at the Door Only
Festival Schedule Week Two
The Full Lineup
*All shows, except the Opening Night Gala, will be held at the Coho Theater
Monday Oct. 1
Tuesday Oct. 2
Tickets can be purchased online ($15) or at the door ($20) or save $ with a festival pass.
(Passes do not guarantee seating- please arrive 15 minutes before showtime to save your spot!)