Author, radical feminist performance artist, and director Madison Young offers an alternative to chocolates and roses on Valentine’s Day weekend, with the world premier of her new theater piece, “Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism” February 12 – 14, directed by Sophia La Paglia.
Held at the world famous San Francisco Armory (home to Kink.com), a theater has been constructed in the Armory’s massive Roman Bath set. The pop-up theater will seat 100 audience members each evening.
“Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism” is a multimedia performance and experimental theater piece, written and performed by Madison Young, and developed in collaboration with the legendary Annie Sprinkle. The piece is a modern adaptation of Sprinkle’s wildly successful and internationally toured theater piece, “Post Porn Modernist,” and aims to crack wide open the sexual underground worlds of BDSM, pornography, and kink, all while demystifying and celebrating these often misunderstood, and misrepresented, communities and movements.
Young and Sprinkle have developed a modern-day version of “Post Porn Modernist,” which brings to life Young’s own unique sexual journey into kink and pornography as a feminist, through fearless performance art. The graphic body-based performance art includes an anal fisting performance piece, blow-job ballet, and a climactic orgasmic ritual, which has been handed down from Sprinkle to Young.
“I’m so thrilled to be creating a theater space at the Armory for this world premier, and with the help and guidance of my fairy art mother – Annie Sprinkle. It feels so right to be presenting this piece for the first time ever right here in San Francisco,” says Young. “Many of my sexual adventures, which I explore in ‘Reveal All,’ started right here at the Armory and in San Francisco. This city, and this building, have played a huge part in my sexual evolution, and it seems only right to premier this really intimate work in this epic building.”
Academy Award winner Diablo Cody says of Young’s work, “Young brings some universal truths to light”; actress and thought leader Margaret Cho adds “[Young is]…an incredible and singular force in the world of art…her individualism, innovation, insight and innate intelligence…is downright inspirational.”
“Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn, and Feminism” will enjoy its run February 12 – 14 at the San Francisco Armory, 1800 Mission St, SF, CA 94103. Tickets ($20 – $106) may be purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/madison-youngs-reveal-all-fear-nothing-a-journey-in-sex-love-porn-feminism-tickets-19972820243. Doors open at 7pm; the show will start promptly at 8pm. This is a 21+ only event.
Group ticket bundles of 10 tickets are available for a total of $339. Following the performance, at 10pm, Young will be hosting an intimate VIP Experience, sponsored by Good Vibrations. Held at the Armory Club (1799 Mission St), the VIP event includes a red carpet cocktail party, intimate Q&A with Young, photo ops, and signings with Young. Those participating in the VIP experience will also receive a decadent swag bag.
For more information on “Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn, and Feminism,” visit https://revealallfearnothing.wordpress.com. The show may also be followed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1752784434949830.
About Madison Young:
Feminist porn icon and body based performance artist dedicated to creating space for radical love, Madison Young grew up in the suburban landscape of Southern Ohio before moving to San Francisco in 2000. Young’s work spans from documenting our sexual culture, in her 44 Internationally screened and award-winning feminist erotic films, to founding the forward-thinking nonprofit arts organization Femina Potens Art Gallery. Young has curated over 500 performance art and visual art exhibitions through out the country in the past decade, including exhibitions at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Highways Theater in Santa Monica, and The Body Archive in New York City. Young has exhibited Internationally with her performance art, video art installations, and photography. Young values sexual freedom and self expression of queer identity in her work, and has taught workshops, lectures, and acted as a panelist, on the topics of sexuality, feminist porn studies, the politics of BDSM, and queering the body within the arena of performance art, at Yale University, Hampshire College, Northwestern University, University of Toronto, University of Minnesota, and UC Berkeley. Young is the founder and facilitator of the Erotic Film School, an annual 3-day erotic film training program; she is also on the board of Earth Lab, an eco-sex art and activism organization founded by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. Her writings have been published in books such as The Ultimate Guide to Kink; Coming Out Like a Porn Star; Best Sex Writing of 2013; and Johns, Marks, Tricks, and Chickenhawks. Her memoir, Daddy, was published in February 2014 through Rare Bird Lit; her forthcoming books The DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Sexual Revolution (Greenery Press) and The Ultimate Guide to Sex Through Pregnancy and Motherhood (Cleis Press) will be released in late 2016. Young has been featured for her expertise in sex-positive culture on such media outlets as BravoTV, Huffington Post, Salon.com, New York Times, and HBO. For more information, visit https://twitter.com/madisonyoung and https://www.facebook.com/madison.young.7330.