Ten reasons you should COME SEE TENDER AT WOW MAY 9-11 59-61 EAST 4TH STREET NY NY 8 PM (this blog post written by Emma during rehearsal):

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1. There’s a robot puppet.

2. The robot puppet was illegally built in a fancy art studio with uh borrowed materials haha jk not really.

3. Lydia Love is designing the lights.

4. CONSENT IS SEXY. ACTIVE CONSENT IS SEXIER.

5. Tickets are pay what you can, and you decide what you can pay. We hope it’s fifteen dollars. We will be thrilled to see you regardless.

6. “What are your other phobias? That’s a weird question. Don’t answer that. Should we kiss?”

7. We’re performing at a queer anarchist theatre collective called WOW Cafe.

8. The play sparked a series of workshops on radical consent coming to you live summer 2013.

9. “Pretend you’re a bowl of peaches and they all wanna cuddle …” is the start to a warm up we often use.

10. Sometimes we spoon.

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READING THIS SATURDAY – MARCH 16

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This Saturday! This is it! The full text! Here we go! Emma’s gonna stop drinking coffee! Seriously you should go to this. You should. I’m talking to you. Yes you. You should go.

Workshop Reading: Tender

Tender is a dance play about a queer couple that is coping with intimate trauma. The show is awkwardly sexy, sweet, and strange; there’s a really cute robot and, we hope, a seed of queer advocacy that will continue to grow throughout our work. ¬†Exploring the complex issue of relationship abuse in queer communities, we created a process of generating dialogue and dance that we hope to share with you on March 16 at 8 PM. We’ll do a short reading and strike up a critical discussion, focusing on your observations, questions, and thoughts. Come by to listen to a rigorous and fascinating conversation or to add your voice to a new work that strives to be anti-racist, honest, and wholeheartedly queer. ¬† Tickets are $7 or pay what you can. For more information about the dance play, the workshops, or the emerging company behind both, check out freshpeachdance.wordpress.com or email freshpeachdance@gmail.com. For more information about the 32-year-old anarchist collective venue, check out wowcafe.org.