AN EVENING OF RAW AND RAUCOUS COMEDY AND STORYTELLING
Recounting anecdotes from her past as a virgin professional dominatrix in NYC with unashamed detail and intelligent commentary that centers on race, sex and capitalism, virtuoso storyteller and comedian Desiree Burch lays out a roadmap for escaping the cycle of silence and self-loathing that comes from always being taken for a ride. From dealing with sex in the workplace, to adventures in sex work, Desiree investigates the drives women have to stop sex from becoming work.
Called “a comedian deservedly on the rise” by The Guardian, Burch is the winner of the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award and host of the upcoming Netflix gameshow “Flinch.”
ALL TICKETS $25
Part of the 2018/19 Afterglow @ OBERON series which also includes: Tori Scott, Dan Fishback, Taja Lindley, The Bearded Ladies, and Sven Ratzke
ABOUT DESIREE BURCH
Desiree Burch is a comedian, writer, solo performer, actor and NY-to-London transplant. She has been seen on ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’ (BBC), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4) and ‘Before the Morning After’ (NBC/SeeSo). She’s been heard as the voice of Pamela Winchell on #1 international hit podcast ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, as well as on podcasts like ‘The Guilty Feminist’, ‘Made of Human’, ‘Dumb White Guy’, ‘Friends Like Us’ and ‘Writing Excuses’.
Desiree was the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award-winner. Her solo show “Tar Baby” was the winner of a 2015 Scotsman’s Fringe First Award, a 2016 Vault Festival Pick-of-the-Week and was Shortlisted (High-Commendation) for the 2015 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Other solo shows (’52 Man Pickup’ & ‘This is Evolution’) have toured internationally and received widespread critical acclaim.
Desiree was a founding member of the New York Neo-Futurists, writing and performing regularly in ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’ over its 13-year run in NYC. She and has worked with renowned American theatre artists as Young Jean Lee, Alex Timbers, Wu Tsang and Anna Deavere Smith. She is a recipient of the 2014 Franklin Furnace Fund, an arts educator and public speaker (TEDx, NerdCon: Stories) and holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Yale University.