Mushimaru Fujieda: Natural Physical Poetry Workshop - PDX
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Mushimaru Fujieda: Natural Physical Poetry Workshop - PDX

Attending:

Water in the Desert Theater brings Mushimaru Fujieda. #witd

Mushimaru calls the body of his dance work “Natural Physical Poetry”. In this workshop, students will explore movement in relationship to their breathing rhythm, which Mushimaru believes is highly individual and the most basic approach for accessing and generating one’s own unique dance. Through our personal expression, we will search to rediscover the playfulness of the inner child, free from more normalized codes of gesture. Mushimaru’s method is an effective tool for developing sensitivity as a dancer in order to both integrate and release the mind-body. This workshop is open to all ages and abilities as well as all levels of experience of movement and dance. Come join us to explore our own natural poetry through motion.

Exercises include:

Controlling the mind-body through the breath
Exercises to prepare and focus the mind-body
Breath-Walking
Vocalization: using the voice as an extension of the breath
Facial Expression
Exercises to link the breath with movement
Somatic Meditation
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/195432121026432/

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HARVEST RITUALS WITH MIZU DESIERTO - PDX
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

HARVEST RITUALS WITH MIZU DESIERTO - PDX

Attending:

Utilizing creative impulse, imagination, poetic contemplation & mindful movement, we will come together to train and co-create a weekend of personal and collective harvest rituals. Utilizing the metaphor of the season and the changing landscape (both internally and externally) we offer and share together the culmination of the seeds we have consciously or unconsciously planted over the passing year. What is currently emerging in its fullness, ready for you to more deeply embody? At the same time, what old skin/habits/patterns are currently dying? Using physical/imaginative warm-ups to open the energetic centers of our body and joints, along with exercises with roots in butoh, contemplative dance and physical theatre--this weekend is an opportunity to harvest our creative selves in community and to celebrate/ritualize the changing season.

This workshop will take place outside, weather permitting (light rain, yes! torrential downpour, move to Waterline Studio). Wear layered clothing to keep you both warm and cool as needed, water and light snacks to keep you nourished.

Registration is sliding scale ($100-150 for 2 days/10 hours); For those who would like to trade with work instead of pay, we will have a farm work day on Friday, October 13th from 10am-5pm. If you come for the whole day, this will cover the cost of the workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Mizu Desierto is a dance-theatre artist, artistic director and farmer whose life=art explores themes of feminism, queerness, playful social deviance and regenerative land/culture. She is the co-founder of Portland’s Water in the Desert, a hub of numerous projects, including: The Headwaters Theatre, Prior Day Farm & the annual festival that is Butoh College. Mizu has trained in butoh, physical theatre and improvisation for over 20 years. She has performed with Diego Piñon (Mexico), Harupin-Ha (Japan/Berkeley), Yoshito and Kazuo Ohno (Japan), The Carpetbag Brigade, and Degenerate Art Ensemble, as well as creating and touring her own work. She recently concluded her 2nd fellowship residency at PLAYA, with the multi-generational women's ensemble, Ævium. She has performed and taught workshops throughout the US, including Naropa University, Portland State University, Prescott College & Reed College.

https://www.facebook.com/events/832551943591026/

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San Francisco Fringe Festival Sept 14-23rd - CA
Sep
14
to Sep 23

San Francisco Fringe Festival Sept 14-23rd - CA

TICKETS:  http://www.sffringe.org/poonstruck/

SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL @ EXIT THEATER - EXIT Studio, 156 Eddy St, SF 

THUR SEPT 14 8:30pm

SAT SEPT 16 9:00pm

FRI SEPT 22 7:00pm

SAT SEPT 23 4:00pm

TICKETS: $9

55 minute show

www.sffringe.org

POONSTRUCK™, a hilarious one woman story/performance told through the character Dr Tallulah (a fiery Sexual Activist, Zen Cosmetologist, and Vaginal Consciousness Pioneer), who juxtaposes pratfalls with the seriousness, absurdities with sincerity, and pathos with humor while exploring themes of aging, womanhood, sexuality, intimacy, societal expectations, individualism, collective consciousness, whiteness, and alienation. kellynesbitt.comAnyone interested in becoming more connected to the VAGCON™ is welcome—beginners, cismales, and wounded healers! No vagina is necessary to tap into the fold!

Kelly Nesbitt  is a writer and contemporary performance artist who creates original outlandish performances that are character driven, rooted in movement-based theater, and defy easy categorization. Kelly’s hybrid performances are semi-autobiographical and explore themes of aging, intimacy, sexuality, gender, and collective-consciousness. Her multimedia layered performances employ costumes, props, and audience participation along with her sharp sense of rhythm, somatic awareness, and swift sensitivity to audience interaction. Kelly is sure to make you laugh, cry, or possibly sigh (or maybe all three at once)!

http://www.sffringe.org/

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ALONE/TOGETHER - PDX
Sep
9
8:00 PM20:00

ALONE/TOGETHER - PDX

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/326316101163228/?ti=icl

Alone/Together

An evening of solo performance by Katie Piatt and Kelly Nesbitt exploring comedy, drag, physical theater, eye contact, audience participation, and alone/together! 

Alone/Together we find solidarity and community in the creative process and mobilize femmeness through our performative art forms. 

“If you have that funny terrible thing which every artist can recognize and no artist can define - You are responsible to share it. This creative force which you didn’t ask for, and this destiny which you must accept, is also your responsibility. For it is the artist who can tell the story of what it is for anyone who gets to this planet, how to survive it.” (James Baldwin - paraphrased)


DOORS: 7:30
SHOW: 8pm
END: 9:30

LOCATION: Shout House at 210 SE Madison (under the Hawthorne Bridge)

TICKETS: At door. Sliding scale $10 to $15. Donation based wine bar available. Cash & Square payment is an option at door. Seating is LIMITED! Reserve seats here > katiepiattmischief@gmail.com

BYOB. WINE BAR (cash only) available. Bring an extra pillow if you can! 

Katie Piatt, a performance artist living, playing dress up, and telling jokes that also count as fine ar (thanks for asking X)), in Portland, OR by way of southwest Missouri. At Alone/Together Katie will perform: Male Fragility: A Night of Rant & Reaso. atriarchy’s tradition of cutting off men from their feelings and solely rewarding aggression leaves us all with stories to tell, and sometimes, rant. This piece is a critical loved letter to men. Or to put it anther way -- you're very loved, but also accountable, and nothing helps us learn more than participation. (Invite Men!) katiepiatt.com (30 min)

Kelly Nesbitt, a performance artist who creates original outlandish performances that are character driven, rooted in movement-based theater, find power in the femme experience, and defy easy categorization. At Alone/Together she will perform: POONSTRUCK™, er hilarious one woman shero's journey told through the character Dr Tallulah (a fiery Sexual Activist, Zen Cosmetologist, and Vaginal Consciousness Pioneer), who juxtaposes pratfalls with the seriousness, absurdities with sincerity, and pathos with humor while exploring themes of aging, womanhood, sexuality, intimacy, societal expectations, individualism, collective consciousness, whiteness, and alienation. kellynesbitt.com (30 min)

*There will be interludes and mastering of ceremony ;)


TIP! Go to ALONE/TOGETHER first then check out CRITICAL MASCARA at 10:30! 
 

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ELECTRIC LODGE - VENICE, CA
Aug
4
9:00 PM21:00

ELECTRIC LODGE - VENICE, CA

High Voltage - Venice, CA
hosted by Josh Berkowitz

Coinciding with Abbot Kinney First Fridays, this monthly signature program is curated and hosted by Associate Artistic Director Josh Berkowitz.  The showfeatures cutting-edge performance artists whose work truly electrifies audiences!

You can experience High Voltage monthly throughout the year (except January and July).  Tickets are $10 and shows start promptly at 9pm in our Dance Studio.  Please arrive early as parking is limited.  Snacks and beverages are available.

 

TICKETS  

FACEBOOK Event

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MARFA, TEXAS @ CROWLEY THEATER (TBA)
Jul
27
to Jul 28

MARFA, TEXAS @ CROWLEY THEATER (TBA)

A shared evening with puppetry, animation, performance queen  Rae Red @ Crowley Theater:  This might either be July 27th or 28th TBA

Mission

The mission of the Crowley Theater is to provide a performing arts and meeting spaces to individuals, nonprofits, and educational groups that serve the Marfa community.

Vision

The Crowley Theater aspires to be a steward for the advancement of cultural activities in West Texas. By fostering a creative environment, by making its venues available for use at no cost, by supporting presenters that are diverse, and by maintaining state-of-the-art venues that serve as a vital cultural resources.

About

The Crowley Theater is a 501(c)3 organization. It is the only performance space within 300 miles that is available to organizations at no charge, with the scale and technical resources to support dramatic performances, seated concerts, film screenings, lectures and school functions.

In 1998, the former Big Bend Feed Store was purchased and the dream of providing a forum for the civic, cultural and creative voice of the local community began to become reality. The Theater maintains many of the original structure’s unique features, including hardwood floors and its distinctive façade.

Facilities in the Crowley Theater include 168 fixed seats and two wheelchair accessible seating areas in a raked house, a raised stage area with rear-loading access into the backstage, two separate dressing rooms with showers, green room back-stage with kitchen and stove, a furnished lobby, ADA restrooms at the front, a disabled access ramp from the exterior, and an electric lift to the seating area. If extra seating is needed, we have 50 stackable chairs.

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Housing @ Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program - New Mexico
Jul
24
to Jul 30

Housing @ Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program - New Mexico

  • Roswell Artist in Residency Program (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be staying in the housing at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program at the Historic Studios at Berrendo Road, New Mexico. I am not an official artist in residence there, but I am doing a week long self designed program and I will have the good company of RAIR resident Shannon Rankin and her hubby Justin Richel.

 

http://www.rair.org/

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POWER & LIGHT PRESS (host) - New Mexico
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

POWER & LIGHT PRESS (host) - New Mexico

Dr Tallulah will be hosted by  > http://powerandlightpress.com/press/

Stay tuned for specific details for event...

Power and Light Press is a ship-shape print shop built to handle all of life’s messy emotions.  Ever since we flipped the switch on in 2009, our cards have been designed, printed, and packaged in-house, meaning each and every piece has come straight from our own blood, sweat, and tears.  Metaphorically.  For the most part.  Our company is fueled by a fleet of all-female letterpress printers with clean hands and filthy mouths: a bunch of real class acts who like making real-ass things.  Because at Power and Light Press, we aren’t afraid to get a little dirty now and then.

Power & Light Press has raised over $80,000 to donate to Panned Parenthood. Buy their tote bags today! > http://powerandlightpress.com/press/

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WHOOPEE: Sex-Positive Variety Show - PDX
Jun
25
to Jun 26

WHOOPEE: Sex-Positive Variety Show - PDX

Whoopee! A Sex-Positive Variety Show is a once a month live stage show produced and hosted by sex educator and comedic storyteller Amory Jane. It is a lively two hour show unlike anything else, and the theme is that all acts are sex-positive, body-positive, and/or about human sexuality.

Whoopee! acts have included burlesque, stand up comedy, fetish performance, musical theater, poetry, erotic short films, sex ed lessons, sex-themed storytelling, and more!

Whoopee! is moving to the beautiful spacious Bossanova Ballroom in June! The only thing that makes us more excited than that is the fact that June’s show falls right between Lady Coquine and Amory Jane’s birthdays!

 

TICKETS

FACEBOOK EVENT

 

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PORTfringe FESTIVAL - Portland, MAINE
Jun
20
to Jun 22

PORTfringe FESTIVAL - Portland, MAINE

EVENT DETAILS

POONSTRUCK™
Kelly Nesbitt (Portland, OR)

TWO NIGHTS! JUNE 20TH AND 21ST BOTH FROM 9:30-10:30pm

POONSTRUCK™ is an original story/performance told through the character Dr Tallulah, a fiery Shamanic Healer, Sexual Activist, Zen Cosmetologist, and Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON™) Pioneer. It involves a personal revelation, audience participation, taps into the zeitgeist of a New Age baby boomer generation, juxtaposes pratfalls with the seriousness, absurdities with sincerity, and pathos with humor while walking the line between satire and the performer's (Nesbitt's) own vulnerability in her quest for intimacy. Come witness Dr Tallulah's hilarious and spiraling descent into the exploration of her sexuality, which ultimately reveals her HEART's truest desireYou'll laugh, sigh, and possibly cry!  

Kelly Nesbitt (Portland, Oregon) is a writer and contemporary performance artist who creates original outlandish performances that are character driven, rooted in movement-based theater, and defy easy categorization. Kelly’s hybrid performances are semi-autobiographical, juxtapose pratfalls with seriousness, absurdities with sincerity, and pathos with humor while exploring themes of aging, intimacy, sexuality, gender, and collective-consciousness. Her multimedia performances employ costumes, props, and audience participation with a sharp sense of rhythm, somatic awareness, and swift sensitivity to audience interaction.

DIRECT PORTfringe Page

TICKETS > http://portfringe.com/tickets/

kellynesbitt.com

 

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Open Signal + Open School North + Kello Goeller Residency Opening (performer)
Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

Open Signal + Open School North + Kello Goeller Residency Opening (performer)

I will be a featured story teller inside this pyramid! 

At this exhibition, celebrate Open Signal's work with Open School North (OSN), led by artist-in-residence Kello Goeller. Enjoy tacos, refreshments, interactive activities and storytelling performances by artists from Kello's community and OSN students, inspired by the concept of infinity.

You'll also get to experience "i/me/you/we are infinitely unique together," the culminating project of Goeller's residency. During Goeller's time at the school, Open School North middle school students learned the basics of fractals, the concept of infinity and how these ideas connect the beauty of the natural world with math. 

After learning that their bodies are fractalline in structure, that there is a vast landscape of self-similarity inside, the students created kaleidoscopic animations inspired by the prompt: What makes you infinite? These will be displayed via a ten-foot-tall, twenty-foot-wide sound-reactive pyramid, with video projections visible from both the outside and inside of the structure. 

"These kids need community, inclusivity, safety to be themselves, and the world we live in doesn’t encourage their heart, magic and soul," said Goeller. "I've been cultivating a ‘permissionary’ practice in my work and community, leading a performance art collective to share work in progress and heal creative blocks. We need more blanket forts in this world, more fuzzy things, more pillows, to feel and cry and shine.”

See Kello's past work on their website, kelloworld.com.

Live Music by:
Ben Martens & Helen Spencer-Wallace

Storytelling by:
Feather Bear Kohn
Kelly Nesbitt
Maya Seidel
Hank Logan

Fabrication Support:
Mo West Creations
(fabric for the pyramid)

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Mar
11
to Mar 12

dreambody workshop with giovanni fusetti - PDX

  • Process Work Institute 2049 NW Hoyt St. Portland, OR 97209 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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This seminar is open to every person wishing to explore the connection between movement based theatre and Process Work, both on an intellectual level and in an experiential way. The experiential part of the seminar will offer tools of self-awareness through the power of expression, embodiment and humor. Previous experiences and knowledge in Process Work will be helpful but they are not required.
The seminar is open to any person interested in exploringher-himself with humor and depth; to anyone involved in the arts, education, social work, health care (educators, social workers, therapists...). Theatre artists will discover a way to work with very personal raw emotional states and turn them into great poetic material and physical comedy.
The emotional work will be intense and ecstatic: the body will reveal what it needs to experience and express, in a dynamic of amplification, play, letting go and insights.
Shadows, angels, demons, archetypes, physical symptoms, dreambody processes will appear and will be welcomed in the alchemical power of the group.

A strong and playful desire of diving in one’s own folly is required !

As the final step of a research project, the seminar is in part experimental, and participantswill be part of a pedagogic creation, in which new exercises and approaches will be explored.

The seminar will provide a variety of insights, knowledge, exercises and tools for practitioners (therapists, teachers, facilitators…). All material will be shared for the common good of individual and collective awareness and as a celebration of pedagogic research and creation. 
As a creator of these seminars, I ask that, if you will use, develop or integrate the material of the seminar into your practice, as I wish, you will quote its source.

See you in the playing field.

Giovanni

http://www.giovannifusetti.com/en/workshops-detail.php?nav=1&lang=en&post=86

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Practicing Death & Dying workshop with Keith Hennessy - PDX
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Practicing Death & Dying workshop with Keith Hennessy - PDX

A workshop by Keith Hennessy

Dying and caring for the dead as creative, experimental, social practice. Healing, fake healing, playing dead, inventing ceremony. Dying alone and dying in community. Saying goodbye as transformative sculpture, performance, ritual, and play. The trip is divided into 3 practices: fake healing, solo death mediation, collaborative care of the dead. The final practice requires several volunteers (dying swans?) to play dead for 2 hours in service to community death practice. 

This event is part of 3 Trips: a series of guided experiences with Keith Hennessy (Feb 11-18)

Keith Hennessy is a performer, choreographer, teacher, writer and activist. Born in Sudbury Canada, he lives in San Francisco and tours internationally. His interdisciplinary research engages improvisation, ritual and public action as tools for investigating political realities. Ideas and practices inspired by anarchism, critical whiteness, punk, and queer-feminism motivate and mobilize Hennessy’s creative and activist projects. Hennessy directs Circo Zero, and was a member of the collaborative performance companies: Contraband with Sara Shelton Mann, CORE, and Cahin-caha, cirque bâtard. Awards, commissions, residencies? Yes, several. Rejections, unemployment, failures? Yes, plenty.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trip-1-practicing-death-dying-tickets-31073664166?aff=es2

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Dr Tallulah presents: New Frontiers in Vaginal Consciousness (SomaSpace, PDX)
Jan
27
to Jan 29

Dr Tallulah presents: New Frontiers in Vaginal Consciousness (SomaSpace, PDX)

  • SomaSpace (an urban retreat) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

3 shows! Jan 27, 28, 29th @8pm!

TICKETS

Dr. Tallulah is a fiery Shamanic Healer, Sexual Activist, Vision Quest Guide, Intuitive, Zen Cosmetologist, Motivational Speaker, Cognitive Revolutionary, Dyslexia Advocate, Om Coach, Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON™) Pioneer and recent transplant from Ireland to the Pacific Northwest. Imagine a metaphysical cross between Archie Bunker, Dr Ruth, Carol Burnett, Shirley Valentine, Edith Bouvier Beale, and Maria Bamford on steroids with a wee bit of Viagra and you're closer to understanding who Dr Tallulah is.

VAGCON™ is a workshop/performance led by Dr Tallulah that integrates group thrusting, fake orgasmic breathing, 3rd eye rubbing, traumatic story telling (with a twist!) and consumption of powerful jungle medicine. We utilize Qi-Gong Gi-Long foam rolling movement techniques, laughter-based therapy, and reversed Gestaltian methods to emphasize the phenomenality of both client (Dr Tallulah) and therapist (Audience) to safely cultivate attunement, freedom, and reconnect with our VAGCON™. This is the work! Anyone interested in becoming more connected to the VAGCON™ is welcome—beginners, cismales, wounded healers, laymen, seasoned practitioners. No vagina is necessary to tap into the fold!

This original story taps into the zeitgeist of a New Age baby boomer generation and walks the line between satire and the performer's (Nesbitt's) own vulnerability in her quest for intimacy. It's a combination of pratfall/seriousness and uses pathos/audience participation in her descent into the exploration of her sexuality that reveals her heart's truest desire. It's poignant, raw, zany, hilarious, grotesque, absurd, and brilliant. You'll laugh, sigh, possibly cry.

PRESS: A One Sentence Project Description

While Dr Tallulah wields her cosmic workshop on Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON™), we, her audience, lay witness to her humorous and spiraling descent into the exploration of her sexuality, which then ultimately reveals her HEART’S  truest desires.

*Mature Audiences

* Runs 60 minutes

* January 27, 28, 29th @ 8pm

* SomaSpace (an urban retreat)  Be prepared to kick off your shoes and get cozy with studio props, such as yoga mats, pillows, meditation pillows, folding chairs, backjacks seats, and more! The studio is wheelchair accessible and one block from the MAX Hollywood Transit Center with free parking on the street behind Trader Joe's.

* $12.00 Box Office Tickets (or at the Door)

IMPORTANT: If you happen to buy Fertile Ground Festival Pass for $50, please note that there is an online option to have $20 of your $50 go towards an artist of choice as a ‘kickback’. Please choose me! Kelly Nesbitt (aka Dr Tallulah)

TICKET KICKBACK DIRECTIONS: 
After you have clicked ‘Buy’, ‘Add to Cart’, and ‘Check Out’, scroll down to the bottom of the ‘Check Out’ screen where it says “Please select the theater company that should be credited with your pass sale:” and click on the drop-down menu. A list of companies appears. Scroll through the list and click on my name, Kelly Nesbitt. 
BIG THANKS! BIG LOVE!  http://fertilegroundpdx.org/

Fertile Ground Festival Info

Tickets

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Dr Tallulah presents: New Frontiers in Vaginal Consciousness (Lightbox, PDX)
Jan
19
to Jan 21

Dr Tallulah presents: New Frontiers in Vaginal Consciousness (Lightbox, PDX)

3 shows!  Jan 19, 20, 21st @8pm.  

TICKETS

Dr. Tallulah is a fiery Shamanic Healer, Sexual Activist, Vision Quest Guide, Intuitive, Zen Cosmetologist, Motivational Speaker, Cognitive Revolutionary, Dyslexia Advocate, Om Coach, Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON™) Pioneer and recent transplant from Ireland to the Pacific Northwest. Imagine a metaphysical cross between Archie Bunker, Dr Ruth, Carol Burnett, Shirley Valentine, Edith Bouvier Beale, and Maria Bamford on steroids with a wee bit of Viagra and you're closer to understanding who Dr Tallulah is.

VAGCON™ is a workshop/performance led by Dr Tallulah that integrates group thrusting, fake orgasmic breathing, 3rd eye rubbing, traumatic story telling (with a twist!) and consumption of powerful jungle medicine. We utilize Qi-Gong Gi-Long foam rolling movement techniques, laughter-based therapy, and reversed Gestaltian methods to emphasize the phenomenality of both client (Dr Tallulah) and therapist (Audience) to safely cultivate attunement, freedom, and reconnect with our VAGCON™. This is the work! Anyone interested in becoming more connected to the VAGCON™ is welcome—beginners, cismales, wounded healers, laymen, seasoned practitioners. No vagina is necessary to tap into the fold!

This original story taps into the zeitgeist of a New Age baby boomer generation and walks the line between satire and the performer's (Nesbitt's) own vulnerability in her quest for intimacy. It's a combination of pratfall/seriousness and uses pathos/audience participation in her descent into the exploration of her sexuality that reveals her heart's truest desire. It's poignant, raw, zany, hilarious, grotesque, absurd, and brilliant. You'll laugh, sigh, possibly cry.

PRESS: A One Sentence Project Description

While Dr Tallulah wields her cosmic workshop on Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON™), we, her audience, lay witness to her humorous and spiraling descent into the exploration of her sexuality, which then ultimately reveals her HEART’S  truest desires.

*Mature Audiences

* Runs 60 minutes

* January 19, 20, 21st @ 8pm

* Lightbox Kulturhaus seats 49, tickets limited!

* $12.00 Box Office Tickets (or at the Door)

IMPORTANT: If you happen to buy Fertile Ground Festival Pass for $50, please note that there is an online option to have $20 of your $50 go towards an artist of choice as a ‘kickback’. Please choose me! Kelly Nesbitt (aka Dr Tallulah)

TICKET KICKBACK DIRECTIONS: 
After you have clicked ‘Buy’, ‘Add to Cart’, and ‘Check Out’, scroll down to the bottom of the ‘Check Out’ screen where it says “Please select the theater company that should be credited with your pass sale:” and click on the drop-down menu. A list of companies appears. Scroll through the list and click on my name, Kelly Nesbitt. 
BIG THANKS! BIG LOVE!  http://fertilegroundpdx.org/

Fertile Ground Festival: fertilegroundpdx.org

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FOLLIES - PDX
Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

FOLLIES - PDX

Dr Tallulah will perform a special and timely ceremony as a featured guest at the next "Follies", Portland's new Physical Comedy showcase.
Created and hosted by International Italian performer Stefano iaboni, whose own influences include Andy Kaufman and Monty Python, Follies says "ciao" to traditional stand-up and improv and instead highlights the richly diverse, artistic and hilarious world of physical comedy, variety and sketch comedy.
Expect to see Stefano performing alongside a fresh line-up of talent each month as Follies brings together a wide range of local and imported artistic talent every first Sunday of the month.

$7 ADVANCE http://www.merctickets.com/events/39029240/follies-the-unofficially-best-ever-variety-show
$10 AT THE DOOR

FB Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1301908013193331/

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SPACE Gallery (Portland, MAINE)
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

SPACE Gallery (Portland, MAINE)

 

Lets talk about sex!  Join us for a sex fueled creative evening of performance by Kelly Nesbitt followed by a panel discussion and Q&A on the topic of sexuality led by 'SEX OF SELF' sex educators Dana Fadel and Kellie Ryan. Ultimately, the best activism around sexuality may be to offer a space that makes all experiences normal and acceptable and gives them a voice. 

SPACE GALLERY LINK:  http://www.space538.org/events/sex-self

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016

7:30pm Doors, 8pm Show!

iCal

$5-$10 SLIDING SCALE

 

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Come Inside Sex & Culture Festival - PDX
Sep
28
to Oct 8

Come Inside Sex & Culture Festival - PDX

I will perform 3 SHOWS. Thurs 10/6 @ 9pm.  Fri 10/7 @ 7pm.  Sat 10/8 @ 6pm

$15 a show

Humans love stories, and particularly stories about sex. Dance Naked Productions is proud to present Come Inside: A Sex & Culture Theater Festival, an ENTIRE FESTIVAL of shows that wrestle with sexual themes and erotic explorations. Performers from Australia, the US and Canada will take the stage to share authentic, imaginative, libidinous stories of sexual exploration and adventure! Listen in on phone sex with Phone Whore, sing along with Shirley Gnome in Real Mature (like an “angel dry-humping a cloud), get curious about the gender journey in Ze: Queer As Fuck. With 8 shows to choose from, you might find yourself torn between Bi, Hung, Fit...and Married, or Adventure of a Sexual Tomboy. If you’ve ever tried to talk to a kid about sex, Cruise Control is a hilarious how-not-to. Come out for the hometown heroes - Portland’s own GGG: Dominatrix for Dummies with Eleanor O'Brien, and Dr. Tallulah's Cosmic Fuck. It’s like Dan Savage’s Hump! Festival, only LIVE!

Come Inside will open with a bang at the Star Theater on Wednesday September 28th, with Dixie DeLaTour’s Bawdy Storytelling. Bawdy features real people & rockstars sharing their sexual exploits live onstage. An award-winning series that originated sexy storytelling almost a decade ago in San Francisco, Bawdy has been called “The Moth for pervs” (LA Times). First time in Portland! 

The Come Inside line up includes 8 unique shows, for a total of 25 performances. All shows in the festival will perform at The Headwaters Theater between Sept 29th and October 8th. The festival will include play readings from local performers, post-show conversations, and a Smut Slam for courageous contestants. For 10 days Portland will be a sapiosexual haven! 

WHEN:
Sept. 28th: Bawdy Storytelling & Opening Night Party at The Star Theater (13 NW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR)
Doors open at 7pm, Show at 8pm
TICKETS TO BAWDY SOLD SEPARATELY

Sept.29 — Oct. 8th: Come Inside Festival (10 days, 8 Shows, 25 performances)
Times vary (see schedule at DanceNakedProductions.co) 

WHERE: The Headwaters Theater, 55 NE Farragut St. (except Bawdy at The Star). 

TICKETS: 
Bawdy: $25 online, $30 door
Festival Pass: $100 (includes access to all shows except Bawdy, play readings, and Smut Slam)
Individual Shows: $15 online, $20 door

SHOW DESCRIPTIONS!

“Ze”: Queer As Fuck
(Michelle/Ryan - Australia)
An autobiographical comedy about sex, gender, and the expanding parade of labels and identities

Bi, Hung, Fit... and Married
(Mark Bentley Cohen - Vancouver, BC) 
A risqué, autobiographical one-person show about a couple's journey of self-discovery as they open their ailing 15-year marriage to explore evolving emotional and sexual needs beyond monogamy.

Phone Whore
(Cameryn Moore - Montréal) 
Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. Sit back and buckle up.

Adventures of A Sexual Tomboy
(Joyful Raven - Petrolius, CA) 
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. 

Cosmic Fucks
(Kelly Nesbitt - Portland, OR)
A personal story of a spiritual awakening, cosmic sexology, and vaginal consciousness. Expereince this journey through time, from the womb, to mid-life revelation. Hilarious, poignant, and totally original.

Cruise Control
(James Gangl - Toronto, ON)
Long-time virgin turned sex-fiend, James Gangl becomes the poster child for why we need good sexual education when he struggles to give his awkward teenage nephew the sex talk he never asked for and will never forget. 

Real Mature
(Shirley Gnome - Canada)
You may be thinking it - but this shameless songstress sings it loud and proud with "the voice of an angel dry-humping a cloud." Award-winning, taboo, sexually empowering comedy that is NOT for the faint of heart.

GGG: Dominatrix for Dummmies
(Eleanor O’Brien - Portland, OR) 
From the agony of junior high dances to the inner sanctum of a professional dungeon, enemas to ecstatic dance, GGG: D4D explores what it means to fall in love with yourself, and how everyone wants to be wanted.

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 Dog Day Dance: A Futuristik Variety Show - PDX
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Dog Day Dance: A Futuristik Variety Show - PDX

The Headwaters Theatre

55 NE Farragut St, Ste 9, Portland, Oregon 97211

Brilliant Performance Art

meets

Expansive Dance Party

ben martens curates Headwaters showcase #3. 

10$ notaflof

This Month:::

Paula Helen + Michael Flatfoot (((dance+noize)))

Mizu Desierto and a vast group (((butoh)))

Jessica Kozel (((visionary + experimental)))

DenZolo and Harry Nedley (((exploring edges of expression)))

Kelly Nesbitt (((Dr. Tallulah Sex Positive Character Comedy)))

Grant Miller (((fresh, new, mysterious)))

++ extra special surprisers TBA

****Dance Party Set Off by Hyper-Lit performers****

Savage Nightingale https://soundcloud.com/savage_nightingale

Teal // Pheno https://soundcloud.com/pheno/tracks

The last two events have been spectacular and we are really excited to engage the community in supporting these performers and then shaking ass with them.

 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/188184038250785/

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ODDVILLE (Mother's Day)
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

ODDVILLE (Mother's Day)

A monthly variety show hosted by Stefano Iaboni, focused on Portland's growing clown, circus, and alternative performance communities.  

 

This is held at the speakeasy Steep & Thorny Way To Heaven  http://www.portlandmercury.com/locations/11726576/the-steep-and-thorny-way-to-heaven

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