We will not be silenced.
There are people who want to drown out our voices with their vociferant malevolence and we are here to say, “Hey! I’m still here. We’re still here.”
The Sex Myth: A Devised Play is, as you’ve likely seen or read, a series of raw personal stories told by a drop-dead gorgeous cast of eight assorted flavors. This play has certainly changed my life. We aren’t just talking about sex, we are talking about raw dogging the sugar-honey-iced-tea out of the usual narrative. Be it sex, sexuality, aging, gender, religion, abuse, femininity/masculinity, or self-worth…you will hear our voices.
We are now more than halfway through our run and every performance feels like the first. We, the cast, have spent two whole months getting to know, love, and trust one another so that we can feel comfortable enough to share these stories. By the end of the rehearsal process, there were very few surprises. But now we have you: the audience. We don’t know you. And we (or at least I) feel so naked… so vulnerable and exposed on that stage before you. But you laugh, you cry, you listen. We thank you.
I am not very used to being heard. In my monologue, I talk a bit about silence. I had a hard time finding my voice in the world. This is something that I struggle with constantly. Working with these incredible and talented individuals, however, has changed that. I feel safe enough to explore the depths of my identity, and so I do. The Sex Myth has given us a platform upon which to be heard. It is always terrifying. But I somehow manage to walk away a little bit taller after each show. The self love is real, y’all!
We sing, we dance, we yell, we cry, we play, we chant, we march, we tear down, we build up, and we orgasm simultaneously. But most importantly, we change the narrative.
The Sex Myth is real. There is a bar…a holy grail that we are expected to aspire to. But what happens when you gather eight people from different walks of life who think that the bar should be burned? A movement. Rachel has started a movement here, to change the way we think and talk about sex and toxic norms. The cast, crew, and production team are now a part of that movement. And when you come see this thought-provoking piece of theatre, and then go back out into the world and talk about the way you talk about sex, you will be a part of it too. Are you ready?