Come Inside 2018: A Sex & Culture Theater Festival - Opening Gala
Oct 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM
21+ Show
Doors open at 6:30

$20 General Admission

Dance Naked Productions is proud to kick off Come Inside 2018: A Sex & Culture Theater festival with an opening gala at The Alberta Rose. We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary of producing sex-positive theater in Portland, and will bring back some audience favorites from past productions (Inviting Desire, What Is Erotic? Revelations, Sex We Can!), as well as introduce some of the performers from the upcoming Come Inside festival. Come sample the theatrical aphrodisiacs we have in store!
Ticket sales ended Oct 1, 2018 6:30 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Inclusive, inquisitive and insightful, the Come Inside festival brings performers from near and far to Portland for 2 weeks of theater that will arouse your curiosity and raise your libido! Dance Naked Productions is proud to announce the third (bi)ennial Come Inside Festival - kicking off on October 1st at the Alberta Rose theater with an opening gala, and moving to Coho Theater for a smorgasbord of sex-positive entertainment.

The opening gala will feature audience favorites from past shows and highlights from performances to come. There will be stories, songs (and possibly naked dancing!). Boundaries will be pushed and consent will be solicited. The nipple will be freed!

There will be a pride of stories, and a parade’s worth of sexual orientations. Opinions and perspectives apuhlenty. And oh so much fucking fun! In times of rampant disconnection, storytelling is the cure. Sex and sexuality are no longer a source of shame, but an expression of freedom at a time when freedom must be practiced. The storytellers who make up Come Inside are hand selected for their ability to titrate laughter and activism, empathy and authenticity, and deliver a story that illuminates our shared humanity (and prurient interest in sex!). more >>>
Dance Naked Productions is a sex-positive theater company committed to illuminating sexual expression. We create theater to expand minds and deepen understanding of sexuality and eroticism. Started in 2008, Dance Naked’s first show, Inviting Desire, explored women’s sexual fantasies. The company has grown to include performers from across the gender spectrum, and is dedicated to exploring and celebrating all manner of sexual expression. We are delighted to be the recipients of a 2018 RACC grant to help fund and advance the Come Inside Festival. more >>>
Eleanor O'Brien | 7:30 PM
Eleanor O’Brien is the founder and artistic director for Dance Naked Productions, a sex positive theater company. Over the past 10 years, she has created four original ensemble productions under the title Inviting Desire. They include A Theatrical Aphrodisiac, Pleasure, Permission, Possibility…, Lubricate Your Libido and The Dawn of Sex. She directed three original cabaret’s featuring “regular people” doing performance pieces about sexuality (What Is Erotic?, Revelations, Sex We Can!). She is the founder of the sex positive theater festival Come Inside (now in it’s third year), and has written and toured extensively with her solo shows GGG:Dominatrix for Dummies and Lust & Marriage. She holds an undergraduate degree in theater from Pomona College and an MFA from the University of San Diego/Old Globe Theater. She teaches workshops in finding the connection between our sexuality and our creativity, and is a narrative coach that works with individuals uncovering their sex stories.