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- A Story of O’s
The amazing Eleanor O’Brien (aka, the person who introduced me to the fringe festival circuit thereby changing my life forever) and the good folks over at Sex-Positive Portland have put together the world’s very first theatre-festival dedicated to promoting sex-positivity, Come Inside: A Theatrical Orgy of Intimate Acts! And I am honored to be a part of it!
There are four shows in the festival, receptions, workshops, burlesque performances, play readings, and an open mic…Something for everyone! Individual show tickets are less than $14 including the service charge, plus you can get a two-show nightly pass for less than $22! And if you aren’t afraid to go all-in, a festival pass is under $53 and gets you into every performance and event in the entire festival (except for the intensive workshops)! That’s a pretty damn good deal, if I do say so myself…
A Story of O’s at Come Inside: A Theatrical Orgy of Intimate Acts
7:30p Friday 12 September
9:30p Saturday 13 September (Post-show talkback Q&A @ 10:45p)
7:30p Sunday 14 September
@ Milepost 5, Portland, OR
Single-show tickets $12 (+$1.41 service fee)
Two-show evening pass $20 (+$1.69 service fee)
Festival pass $50 (+$2.74 service fee)
Talking Dirty and Roleplay INTENSIVE
1:00p – 4:00p Saturday 13 September 2014
$40 (+$2.49 service fee)
Just got my venue assignment and show times for A Story of O’s at Edmonton Fringe! I have to confess I’m a little torn about my venue, #2, the Fringe Cabaret Lounge. “Lounge” is a bit of a misnomer, as the room is basically a big warehouse with tables and chairs in front of the stage and row seating on the sides. Cabaret-style, yes, but lacking the small, intimate vibe I prefer. The good news is they serve booze, and I really think a little lubrication will help the audience. Honestly, the show isn’t done yet. I keep adding and editing. But it’s already clear to me that pretty much anybody who comes to see it will have both a moment of “ewww, I really don’t get that” and “oh my god, that’s hot!” Which is of course intentional. Heh.
My show schedule is…not bad. You’re basically guaranteed to get a couple peak show times (i.e., Friday or Saturday night), a couple good times (weekday evening or weekend afternoon), and a couple crappy ones (anything after 9p Sunday-Thursday, weekday matinees). Some festivals will take your input on which non-peak times you prefer, so for example a kid-appropriate show can request an early afternoon slot over a late night one. With Threads, I always requested matinee times. Audiences for that show skewed older, as the subject matter resonated more immediately with people who lived through the Vietnam War era. But A Story of O’s is way more suited to a boozy, night-on-the-town crowd, and I have an awful lot of afternoon shows…
6:00p Saturday 16 August
8:45p Sunday 17 August
2:00p Monday 18 August
4:00p Tuesday 19 August
12:00p Friday 22 August
2:00p Saturday 23 August
6:00p Sunday 24 August
*shrug* Nothing to do about it. Such is the nature of the fringe. And I’m not particularly worried, because after all…Sex sells, right? Heh.
I also booked five shows of A Story of O’s in Portland as a warm-up for Edmonton. Details and ticket purchase link available here. Plus, I’m going to be teaching my Talking Dirty & Roleplay 101 workshop when I’m up in Edmonton. More info here.
I’m going to be a busy lady the next couple months!
I’ve been quite productive the past week! Somehow I found the motivation to tackle some tedious projects that have been on my plate for far too long. One of said tasks was organizing my various contacts so I can start actually using all the email addresses I’ve been collecting at appearances/performances over the past five years to promote my various business and creative endeavors. So if you’d like an easy way to keep tabs on what I’m doing, please email Tonya@TonyaJoneMiller.com to be added to my contact list, and don’t forget to specify which one or more of the following lists you wish to be included on:
Phone Sex News & Specials
Talking Dirty & Roleplay Workshops
I promise I won’t spam you incessantly (that’s what Twitter and Facebook are for- heh!) or sell your precious email addresses. I’ll only send out one email prior to each event, and I aim to send monthly Phone Sex News updates, but who knows if I’ll be disciplined enough to do them that frequently. Lol!
The next chore on my plate is going through every single post on this website with a dual purpose- editing them for SEO purposes, and re-living my phone sex journey over the past decade for inspiration. It’s monotonous work, the SEO stuff, but holy crap if the entire process isn’t akin to reading your junior high diary. Torturous, hilariously self-important, and somehow sweet at the same time. It reminds me what I love about phone sex work, and I’m pulling bits and pieces for my new show…
Which will officially have its first live audience at the end of May in Seattle! Two staged-reading/workshop performances with very limited tech. That’s all I know so far, but more details will follow. Including a title, once I have one. Oh fuck, I better get to work.
2013. I’m feeling very optimistic about this year. Lots of irons in the fire, a brand new partner to help me at Bay City Blues phone sex, and what is shaping up to a be a lovely round of fringe festivals. So far, I’ve gotten into London, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Still waiting to hear about Victoria, and that will determine whether I submit for Indianapolis and/or Boulder. And yes, getting into Winnipeg means I have to finish my new show. Which is so not a show yet, but it will be.
And I love love LOVE my new home. It’s just the place I need for a fresh start, plenty of room to move, even with two roomies. The view from my bedroom window defies description, so I’ll have to snap a photo of it one of these evenings with a killer sunset. The cats are adjusting to staying indoors- as much as I hate keeping them inside, the park across the street is an off-leash area for dogs and I’m really scared to risk it. We’ll see how I hold out after a couple months of kitten cabin fever.
I have so many projects in the works that I actually had to make a schedule, or time budget. Otherwise, I just get bogged down in minutiae and distracted and don’t finish everything I need to. Well, it seems like I’ll NEVER finish everything on my plate, but at least now I’m not trying to get it all done today. Lol.
Oh, did I mention I’m teaching at Westcoast Bound this year? A basic “101” talking dirty version, plus a more advanced version for those willing to experiment/practice publicly and get feedback. Please pass on that link to any BC friends who might be planning to attend the conference- I can always use more friendly faces in class, and I am looking to arrange one or two scenes in advance for each of the play parties…
Mmm, it has been too long since I’ve been to an immersive kink event- I can’t wait for the first week of February! Until then, perhaps the phone sex perverts among you will keep me company? 😉