Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Essensual Jeremy Edwards

I'm very excited to announce that I will have the honor of appearing at the marvelous Monica Day's fun and sexy New York event on Saturday night, March 19!

Edwards historians will note that this is my second time on a bill with the sensational Aimee Herman. As for Epstein and Hassan: Well, they had me at "Burns & Allen"—I can't wait!

Here's the full press release:

Essensuality: An Evening of Erotic Expression

Sex, love, relationship…
Anger, passion, longing…
Unspoken desires, unrealized fantasies,
Unheard of sensual adventures…

...Essensuality invites out the essence of sensuality. The raw, vulnerable, uncensored, tender – usually private – moments step out into the spotlight to be shared. In poetry, spoken word, dance. Comedy, storytelling, music. Or some genre of your own imagination.

The evening will include: Featured acts, open mic performances, and spontaneous combustion…not necessarily in that order. Comfortable seating in the round, a limited bar, and an unrushed evening of erotic expression. Opportunities to laugh, cry…and blush.

Bring yourself, your friends, your lovers. Your desire, your embarrassment, your uncertainty. It’s all welcome here! After all, that’s what it is to be a sensual being. And that’s what we’re celebrating...the sensuality that lives — whether hidden or on the sleeve — of every single one of us.


*She's Black, He's Jewish, They're Married, Oy Vey!
Essensuality welcomes back Epstein and Hassan, known on the NYC comedy circuit as The Black and the Jew, a husband and wife comedy team willing to talk about “all things that make us nervous!” New York Daily News has called them “the Burns & Allen or the Lucy & Desi of the new millennium.” They will bring their unique blend of shoot-from-the-hip truth-telling and hilarious insights on relationships, politics, families, race and, of course, sex. Epstein and Hassan will reveal how BlackJew Love Technology could save the planet!

*Jeremy Edwards ( writes quirky erotic fiction celebrating joyful sensuality, libidinous urgency, offbeat romanticism, and the pleasures of language and laughter. His novel Rock My Socks Off is an eroto-comedic romp through academia, live television, and a dysfunctional rocking-horse museum. The book takes on a theatrical dimension at Essensuality, as the author performs a favorite chapter in a live reading seasoned with improv and audience participation.

*Performance poet, Aimee Herman, works as editor of erotica for Oysters & Chocolate. She has performed at various reading series including In the Flesh, Queer Lit Carnival and The Red Umbrella Diaries in NYC. She can be read in the anthologies, Best Lesbian Love Stories (Alyson Books), Best Women’s Erotica 2010 (Cleis Press) and Nice Girls, Naughty Sex (Cleis). She promises to excite, enthrall, entice and...perhaps even reveal all!

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door
For tickets and information:
TO PERFORM: Contact Monica Day by email or call 215-901-1327.

*Special Note:*
This performance of Essensuality is the finale of the four-day festival:
The Sexual Act: An Experimental Erotic Performance Art Festival
"Exploring intimacy and how we relate to it"
Wed-Sat, March 16-19, 2011
To learn more about the other performances, and obtain a discounted festival pass go to


Erobintica said...

I am hoping that Mr. E and myself can attend!

my word is unblea

I'm sure that the evening will definitely not be blea-h!

Madeline Elayne said...

Essensual - what a word, I love it!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fabulous event! I'm very intrigued by 'improv and audience participation'. Would love to be there. I hope we get a report - or a YouTube vid. Have fun!

Jeremy Edwards said...

Thank you! I'm really looking forward to this adventure—adding an interactive twist to my live-reading routine.

Eden Baylee said...

Jeremy, so wish I would be in NY that weekend. I hope you have a wonderful show.

Jeremy Edwards said...

Thanks, Eden!

Maybe someday, on a visit to Toronto, I'll have the pleasure of seeing you read.

Jeremy Edwards said...

Robin, it's audience members like you who keep things unblea at events!

Jeremy Edwards said...

Essensual - what a word, I love it!

Yeah, I love Monica's coinage! I believe this may be my first neologistic event.