Get ready for a thought provoking, laugh inducing, erotically provocative weekend with Fresh from the Sexy Factory and other Epiphanies, a new festival of sexy works at the Intrepid Theatre Club.
Produced by one of Victoria’s most sensuous performers, Miss Rosie Bitts and Best Bitts Productions, Fresh From the Sexy Factory features three cutting-edge shows of all-new works by touring performers: Cameryn Moore, Tara Travis and the all-new Beefcake Boylesque.
Moore is bringing her choose-your-own-adventure theatre play Power/Play, the third in her trilogy which also includes pick of the Fringe winner Phone Whore and Slut (R)evolution, which recently played to local audiences at the Victoria Fringe.
“I love her work and I really believe in what she does,” says Bitts, who toured the Fringe circuit with Moore the last two years. Bitts approached Moore about bringing the third installment of her trilogy to Victoria when she heard Moore had no plans to do so on her own. “I asked if I produced it if she would come and she said yes. That was the start.”
With Power/Play confirmed, Bitts sought out other new works to form a festival. “There are no other festivals in Victoria that are for theatre about sexy work,” says Bitts. “The focus is to have sexy work, but I also included other epiphanies because I wanted to include other brilliant work … and that’s how the second piece came in.”
Monster Theatre artistic producer Tara Travis is bringing her one-woman show Till Death Do We Part about King Henry VIII and his queens. The play, written and directed by Monster artistic director Ryan Gladstone, sees Travis embody six queens, six love stories and six deaths.
Travis also starred in Monster Theatre’s play Houdini’s Last Escape, which wowed Victoria audiences at last year’s fringe festival.
The third show in the festival is the Victoria premiere of Beefcake Boylesque. It is the first time a full boylesque troupe has performed in Victoria.
“I knew that Johnny Bottomsworth was putting together a troupe and we talked about putting on a show and I thought it would be perfect. These guys are brilliant. We’ve had a few solo performers but it’s few and far between, so having a whole boylesque troupe is really exciting,” says Bitts.
“Women are certainly going to enjoy it because we very rarely get to see men take their clothes off in a fun and sexy and lighthearted way. But men can come and not feel intimidated either because these are guys from all walks of life. They’re not Chip N Dale Dancers. Some are buff and beautiful, some are older and some are young, skinny nerds. It’s about having fun and doing this beautiful artform.” M
Fresh From the Sexy Factory and Other Epiphanies
Sept. 29 and 30
Intrepid Theatre Club
Till Death Do We Part at 7pm
Power/Play at 8:45pm
Beefcake Boylesque at 10:15pm
Tickets are $15 advance or $20 at the door. See all three for $35.
Available at sexyfactory.eventbrite.com or in person at the Garden of Eden (1483 Douglas).