City Date / Venue / Tickets Event
Chicago, IL

FALL, 2010
The Bijou Theater
1349 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610-1974


Houston, TX

Sept. 17th-18th 2010
1117 E. Freeway
Houston, Texas 77002


Come As You Are: HOUSTON!
September 17 & 18, 2010
Tickets: $5

This September, DiverseWorks invites you to attend Come As You Are: HOUSTON! a provactive exploration of queer sex through performance art! Some of Houston's edgiest queer artists will come together for 2 nights only to perform works as original as the theater presenting them.

Come As You Are: HOUSTON! artists are politicially charged, multi-generational and totally unihibited.

Nancy Douthey
Michael Harren
Daniel-kayne and Kristine Mills
Jonatan Lopez
Daaimah Mubashshir
Jenn Tyburczy
Julia Wallace

Come As You Are was originally created and produced by The Theater Offensive in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Inspired by the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Come As You Are aims to investigate and celebrate queer sex, the diverse range of queer sexuality and the moral values underneath. Sexual freedom and expression by LGBTQ folks were powerful causes of the Stonewall riots. Come As You Are is a national project that gives grants to theaters so that they may create their own original production about queer sex. For more information, visit

Come As You Are is supported by the National Performance Network , Arcus Foundation, Flynn Performing Arts Center, Composition, and Theater Offensive.

Come As You Are is sponsored by Living Mosaic, Muffin Man, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, t'afia, Transgender Foundation of America, Whole Foods

Check out some of the press coverage on Come As You Are: HOUSTON!

Queer and Muslim, OutSmart Magazine

American Idol Meets The Gong Show on Acid at Come As You Are: HOUSTON!,
Art Attack, Houston Press

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San Francisco, CA

Sept. 17th, 2010
2781 24th Street (at York)
San Francisco, CA 94110

COME AS YOU ARE: San Francisco

September 17th

Check out the one night only presentation of COME AS YOU ARE at Brava in San Francisco. They will be presenting a theatrical installation al through the Brava building. Come for drinks, dance, humor, and shows about sex, love and all the in-betweens! Find out more about the show at Brava!

Burlington, VT

September 17th and 18th
Flynn Performing Arts Center
153 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401

COME AS YOU ARE: Burlington

LGBT "Stonewall Celebration"
“When We Danced,” written and performed by Gregory Ramos
and “Come As You Are” with Boston’s Theatre Offensive and Melissa Li, Josie Leavitt, House of LeMay, Shawn Lipenski, and others

Friday, September 17, 2010, 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 18, 2010, 7:00 PM

$25 adults, $21 students

Society has lost or is close to losing the people who fought, rallied, and resisted the social structures that once made queerness a crime, a mental disease, and caused us to lie about who we are to ourselves and to the world. They laid the foundation and created the changes that led to domestic partnerships, civil unions, and (at least in some states) gay marriage. Based on extensive interviews, Gregory Ramos’ When We Danced seeks to capture the stories of these individuals and their perspectives on aging.

Come As You Are is a raucous celebration of queer sexuality in honor of the 41st anniversary of Stonewall. Abe Rybeck from Boston’s Theatre Offensive will perform excerpts from A Street Theater Named Desire, a show about the history of the Theatre Offensive’s AIDS activist performance work in gay cruising areas. The excerpts will include the pieces Grand Old Fag—about dynamics between generations of gay cruisers—and It’s Risky, a hysterical cabaret number about anal sex, sadomasochism, and falling in love. The evening also includes music and storytelling by guitarist Melissa Li and percussionist Ashley Baier, and features outrageous turns from Burlington’s Josie Leavitt, the House of LeMay, Shawn Lipenski, and others.

NOTE: There is greater seating capacity for Come As You Are, which begins at 9 pm. Tickets will be available at the door for $20.

New York City, NY

September 27-October 2, 2010

Various locations throughout NYC; Main-stage event at The Tank

Times & Tickets:

COME AS YOU ARE NYC is being presented by Queer Art Impact. Event details are coming soon. Until then, learn more about Queer Art Impact at


COME AS YOU ARE: A Celebration of Queer Sex NYC -- 2010 EVENTS:

Queer Art Impact presents

Cabaret Cataplexy’s Quadroon Ball

co-hosted by curators Ashley Brockington & Monstah Black

Monday, September 27th, 2010 @ 9:30pm


244 East 51st Street, NYC
Between 2nd & 3th Avenues
Subway: A,C,E

Join us as we celebrate the festival opening of Come As You Are: A Celebration of Queer Sex NYC

Tickets: $8 online; $10 at the door.

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When Sunday church just isn’t enough, there’s always Cabaret Cataplexy.
Hosted by Ashley Brockington & Monstah Black, this year’s 3D rendition, the Quadroon Ball, jumps off the stage and into the the audience at a new location, the upscale lounge and nightclub Haven. Join DJ Deep Fried Nutella and the QAI Crew and enjoy performances by Ryan Green, Monica McIntyre, YOZMIT, Wendell Cooper, Velocity Chyaldd, Sweet Lorraine, and Juliette Marie Jones.

And u know that ain't it, WrrkQ!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7pm



A Panel Discussion at Columbia University’s Intercultural Resource Center

Columbia University

Intercultural Resource Center
552 W. 114th Street, NY ,NY 10025

TICKETS: $10 Suggested Donation; Free with Columbia University College ID.


Featuring works by Johnny Blazes, Wendell Cooper and Tyler Ashley

Moderated by Mathew Heggem and Shalonda Ingram, co-founders of Queer Art Impact, and co-sponsored by the Intercultural Resource Center


Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6pm/7:30pm

Les Salonnieres Pool Party

Co-produced with Adam Aleksander and hosted by N – “The ONLY Letter In Burlesque”

Secret LES pool – Address will be emailed to ticket holders 24hrs before event.

$45- 6:00 pm – Dinner & Artists Salon

$27- 7:30pm - Artists Salon

2 complimentary cocktails provided by : Chartreuse, Illegal Mezcal Tequila, & Hendrick’s Gin.


Dinner by Anne Apparu of the 18th Restaurant Supper Club

Artist Salon with performances by “N” – The only letter in Burlesque & Crystal Something Something


Friday, October 1, 2010, 9:30pm


Come As You Are: NYC 
Main-stage Performance

The Tank

354 West 45th Street, NYC

Subway: A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square

Tickets: $10! 


Featuring Charlie Demos and performances by Nicholette “Busty Kitten” Dixon, Baron, Mathew Heggem, milDRED and Xray Aims


Sunday, October 3, 2010, 8pm

THE SUNDAY SHOW Tastes the Rainbow

 Closing Party


105 Eldridge Street, NY 10002

Tickets: $10 at the door

In celebration of the closing of the week-long festivities surrounding Come As You Are: A Celebration of Queer Sex NYC, KIKI VALENTINE and THE SUNDAY SHOW, NYC’s revered uncensored cabaret, are crashing the party!

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Santa Monica

September 27th, 2010
Highways Performance Space

COME AS YOU ARE: Santa Monica

A non-elitist LGBT experimental performance series on the last Monday of every month. It's an ever-changing grab bag of short pieces and happenings that has something for everyone and you never know what you're gonna get! QM is dedicated to providing a consistent venue for the development of new queer work, and is open to all artistic disciplines.