Part of FringeNYC: A tomboy with an overactive libido looks for empowerment in all the wrong places. “When it comes to men, I’m never sure if I want to wrestle them, heal them, or sleep with them - often I do all three.” More…
Categories: Comedy, Solo Show, National. Written by Joyful Raven, with creative collaborators Micaela Cirimelli and Jael Weisman. Directed by Jael Weisman.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Tales of a Sexual Tomboy is a raucous one-woman comedy about a horny tomboy, equipped with bad boundaries from her hippie upbringing, looking for empowerment in all the wrong places. Blending standup and story telling, Raven recounts some of the more disastrous and misguided moments from her treacherous path towards sexual liberation. She tries, and often fails, not to overwhelm her lovers by being too horny, too bold or too passionate. Expect 60 minutes of dark comedy with deep heart.
"Powerful, sexy, liberating, hilarious - Raven's performance articulates multiple conflicting emotions at once when it comes to sexuality, all while connecting with and engaging the audience."
- Roberto Andrei Aguilar
"Brutally funny, honest, and frankly sexual. Think Lena Dunham if she was raised by hippies in Northern California."
- Chris Wolfe
"Raven's openness and honesty is what I appreciated most about her show…Raven is able to synthesize this all into her show using skillful impersonations and amazing physical comedy. While I found myself laughing and having a great time, the style of ‘Tales of a Sexual Tomboy’ isn’t entirely clear…The transition between genres doesn’t feel as seamless as I would have liked, and the show as a whole would benefit from a clearer purpose." Full Review
See it if You're interested in seeing a nice mesh of solo-show performance art and stand-up, delivered by a naturally gifted and talented storyteller.
Don't see it if Sex and raunchy material need to be obfuscated or coded in order for you to be able to hear about it.
See it if You want to see an honesty portrayal of being a woman today; you like self-deprecating humor; you're a fan of Mae West
Don't see it if You are close minded and traditional. If that's the case, why are you even on this website?
See it if You're a woman, young or old, who has gone through your own struggles and hilarity with sex, love, and self-determination. Or you know one!
Don't see it if Frank talk about sex, love, and vaginas disturb you!