Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance – Tonight

Sunday, October 5, 8-10pm, $10

L’etage 624 S 6th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Where the Erotic Literary Salon met originally.)


New York’s sexiest storytelling show is now monthly in Philadelphia! Come celebrate our first anniversary at L’Etage.

Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our all-dolled-up storytellers as they tell tales of dating:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two)

Vickie Fernandez

Ben Fidler

Rachel Fogletto

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

Bitey Switch

. . . and you! Put your name in the hat for a chance to bare all on the Bare! stage.

Jefferson is the curator and host of Bare!, regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around New York and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York.

Vickie Fernandez is an award-winning writer, storyteller and comedian. Her stories have appeared in a number of publications you’ve probably never heard of, but should check out. When she’s not working on her memoir and wrangling new unruly tales into submission you can find her performing her stories and telling jokes all over Philadelphia. She hopes to someday move to Mexico and live in a brightly colored house with plenty of room for her pet monkeys, Frida Kahlo shrines and disproportionate collection of cowboy boots.

Ben Fidler has been hitting clubs in the Philadelphia comedy scene since 2007. His high energy comedy is based on his unique look at life experiences and individuals he interacts with. Since starting comedy he founded the Puck Live Open Mic in Doylestown, PA, won the 2014 South Jersey Comedy Competition and featured on Podcasts such as Mental Poison, Breaking Badichek and Super Crappy Funtime. Ben has also been a finalist in the March Madness Comedy Competition and featured in shows all over the northeast. In 2009 Ben and some friends started LawnBoys Comedy, a sketch, standup and improv comedy troupe. Though his first passion will always be comedy, Ben is also a writer, storyteller and illustrator.

Rachel Fogletto is a stand-up comedian local to Philadelphia who also dips into storytelling, with a background in poetry and erotic sharing. Rachel got started on the mic about three years ago telling stories at the Erotic Literary Salon. Rachel has been on the comedy scene for slightly over a year and is already on her eighth monthly self-produced and hosted show, Comedy-Gasm! A Comedy showcase by the unashamed, for the unashamed. Several media sites have reviewed the show’s success, including, and You can often catch her performing all around the city, frequent updates available at, FB and Twitter @RachelFogletto.

Alanna Kennedy-Gorman is a writer, storyteller and crazy cat lady living in Collingswood, NJ. She performs in Philadelphia comedy and storytelling shows, including Second Stories, Comedy-Gasm and Toiling in Obscurity.

Bitey Switch is a professional switch and sex educator. She has been in the kink scene for three years . . . and has been slutting it up even longer than that! Throughout her various sexcapades, Bitey has adopted a fuck-and-tell policy that will have you at the edge of your seat. Follow Bitey on Twitter @biteytheswitch for her thoughts on whoring and pictures of dogs. To book an appointment, check out Bitey’s professional website,

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Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance occurs regularly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, biweekly in New York at The Delancey.

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