New York's "Best Story Hour" (The Village Voice Best of NY) returns to outer space for more in-the-buff readings of science-fiction classics, as Naked Girls Reading NYC presents NAKED GIRLS READING SCI-FI V: Naked Girls Reading Into Darkness. After four successful missions bringing stripped-down sci-fi to packed houses, the hit nude literary salon launches an all-new evening of time travel, bug-eyed monsters, metal men from beyond the stars, and much much more.
Host Nasty Canasta is joined by Dangrrr Doll, Iris Explosion and brand-spanking-new Naked Girl Charles Stunning, as they explore strange new worlds of literature and boldly go where no Naked Girl has gone before - at NAKED GIRLS READING SCI-FI V: Naked Girls Reading Into Darkness. In space, no one can hear you read.
Naked Girls Reading NYC is the perfect intimate live event: a monthly nude literary salon featuring in-the-buff readings by local burlesque luminaries, professional librarians, authors and other Naked Girls. Past themes have included Banned Books, Science Fiction and Tween Lit, as well as their annual holiday presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Guests to the salon are invited to sip a drink and listen with their eyes wide open as full-frontal literature meets fine art in the intimate theatrical setting of Under St. Marks.
""What did you get up to last Friday night? If you answered anything other than 'went to Naked Girls Reading,' you lose." NBC New York
"Great literature stripped bare" Entertainment Weekly
"After the first thrill of the initial disrobing, the pleasure of seeing beautiful women undressed fades besides the sense of intimacy achieved from someone bearing both their body and their soul at the same time. It was a remarkable experience." Tor.com
Readers' Choice Nominee, "Best NSFW Night 2012" Time Out New York
Naked Girls Reading NYC is on the third Wednesday of every month at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A) at 9pm. Tickets ($25; 2 for $40) may be purchased online at www.NakedGirlsReadingNYC.com or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444. Seating is limited to 45; advance tickets are strongly recommended.
NAKED GIRLS READING began in Chicago in March 2009 as the creation of international showgirl Michelle L'Amour and Franky Vivid. The idea had rolled around in their heads for a few years in different formats, but with the opening of Studio L'Amour in 2008 it materialized as the perfect intimate live event. Naked Girls Reading now has branches across the country and around the world; the New York chapter, produced by Nasty Canasta, was opened in October 2009 to great acclaim ("Great literature stripped bare" -Entertainment Weekly; "It was a remarkable experience." -Tor.com) and was named "New York's Best Story Hour" by the Village Voice in 2010.
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work, it has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent Theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York - the first and only festival of its kind in New York City.