presented by Sangria
The Incredible Edible Akynos
& Sangria Red
Worker Soliloquies is an ensemble work based
on solo performances presented by performing artist
and instructor Sangria Red and starring Cinnamon Maxxine,
The Incredible, Edible Akynos and Mariko Passion.
Participating artists are well known virtuosos in
this genre of performance work, offering diverse approaches
ranging from burlesque to classic performance art.
Join us for this rare experimental and classic evening
This event is presented in conjunction with Sangria
Red's Sex Workers Solo Performance Workshop. Check
Red's Solo Workshop to enroll and for more information.
Notes from director:
One of the multi-layered goals of performance art
is to dismantle or in the very least break barriers
for the moment on stage. Alone performance is to entertain;
art is to change or, transform.
In thinking about sex workers and performance art
the audience gets to challenge their formal introduction
to their own their bodies and sexual orientation in
family, culture and religion. And, if not challenge,
to embrace one's own self, in the story of another.
If not for her
Could not speak,
Teeth made of another's story
No matter wore on neck
If not for
He, she, did
It was wore
On the neck
When the executioner
Sewed by a mother's needle
By candle light
If not for
He, she did speak
Even without teeth
Or hidden under a mask
the director of this night's performance the goal
is to develop the voice of each performer, inter-connecting
their story into the collective narrative for the
When I work as both a performance artist and director
the strongest advice I give to students is trust your
intuition. If I say more about my process it would
sound like magic and in this case Black Magic. See
you at the show.
More About the Performers
Sangria Red is a performer, writer and teacher, sharing
the principles of her own unique form of performance
based on the techniques of musical improvisation.
A skilled and charismatic performer, critics rave
about her mesmerizing performances. She has performed
locally and internationally as a solo performance
artist, a stand up comedian and a singer, and has
hosted a Bay Area radio show for many years.
Sangria Red also offers private and group instruction
in performance development, as well as personal growth
and motivational counseling. She has been on the faculty
of several local colleges, holding an MA and an MFA.
Her combination of both theatrical and life experience
offers a unique learning opportunity for sex workers
in our communities.
Cinnamon Maxxine is a Bay Area original. Born and raised
in Oakland, Cinnamon Maxxine is determined to be an
advocate for those who are typically left under-represented.
From people of color to people of size to people with
invisible disabilities and trauma. Cinnamon Maxxine
seeks to give those communities a voice.
the goddess Mariko Passion
Formerly known as "The Educated Whore and Urban
Geisha" Mariko Passion rose into being a "Sacred
Whore Evolutionary" to identifying as 'the goddess'
upon beginning a spiritual path that included Tantric
teachings, meditation, coaching and honoring the goddess
within. the goddess does not see herself through a lens
of female supremacy but believes that all humans as
well as the Divine have feminine and masculine energy
that shifts within our movements and actions constantly.
She constantly manifests her creation energy through
her teaching of Tantric practices to her clients, during
ritual performances, singing and playing the guitar
and creation of visual artifacts (facebook.com/asianprincessartifacts),
and youtube documentary videos.
She currently studies acting technique in Los Angeles
(Casa 0101 theater and jeffreyfox.com) and has produced
musical showcases and two solo theater shows in 2012,
2014. She performed/produced solo and group musical
and theatrical shows in the 2014 Hollywood Fringe festival
and was a featured solo performer at a group feminist
show titled "Milk and Night" at Gallery Sensei
in Manhattan in 2014.
She has worked closely in several ecosexual projects
with Annie Sprinkle, performing in several Love Art
Laboratory weddings and has been a featured performer
and co-producer of various music and visual art events
in The San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts festivals
(2007-2015). She coined the term 'Love Work' to assert
to both sex workers and non sex workers the importance
of acknowledging professionals whose primary job it
is to offer love, care and compassion, life awakening,
healing and transformation to their clients versus physical
sexual satisfaction. the goddess works as a Tantra teacher
to private clients and groups in Los Angeles.
The Incredible Edible Akynos
The Incredible Edible Akynos is a international burlesque
performer and curator. She has headlined in shows from
Canada to Ohio, and has produced shows in both New York
and the Caribbean. Also a sex worker activist, she has
been performing burlesque since 2007. Her burlesque
is both sultry and pop video inspired to keep audiences
dancing, intrigued and enticed.
More about Sangria Red's
Sex Worker Solo Performance Workshop
May 19th - 20th from 1-4 PM
this short workshop series, Sangria will be tailoring
her emphasis to your work and process. Included in her
wider performance workshop curriculum is: research and
development of characters for narrative and stage; personal
growth, goal setting and facing the inner challenges
that stand in our way; and transformation through stories,
guided by the inner voice, the voice without criticism.
We ask you to email to Sangria in advance to let us
know you want to attend and tell us about your interests.
For further info, location: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Performance Workshop with Sangria Red!
Tuesday & Wednesday, May 19th & 20th
1-4 PM (enroll for location info)
Sex worker's interested in writing,
acting and solo performance
of your are seasoned entertainer(s) performers.
This workshop is for the story behind the story.
If you are a singer with a song for the show, or movement
artist to a music,
this show will extract and create a mini story (character)
to set up another dimension of your work
Tools You Will Learn:
Writing for Performance
A Sex Dream, YES!
Master of ur bation
with Sangria Red
First, email: email@example.com for
info and to sign up. Then, save your spot here:
Donations to this project are also appreciated. Support
sex worker artists and culture.
if you are not attending, please consider supporting
this free workshop and please
visit our donation site to support this and other free
events. Funds will be used to offer stipends to
artists, teachers, presenters and producers. We appreciate
donations very very much. large or small, just to let
us know we have your support.
and the Mission of the Sex Worker Fest
Sex Worker Fest is anti race, class, gender, age, ability,
size and sexual identity oppression. We strive to increase
the involvement of politically underrepresented sex
worker communities such as trans folk, street based
workers, workers of color and workers who transcend
the racist, sexist, heterosexist, white-supremacist
norms and standards of mainstream beauty.We push the
margins of the movement into the center, working to
shift paradigms in joint struggle, we cultivate leadership
of sex workers that are marginalized within the sex
workers movement. We highlight the artistic endeavors
of workers in all aspects of the sex industry because
whore culture is real, present and on a corner, in a
bar, in a hotel or in a bedroom community near YOU.