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Naked Girls Reading Presents AWKWARD Tonight

Revel in the literary embarrassment with New York's "Best Story Hour" (The Village Voice Best of NY), as Naked Girls Reading presents AWKWARD. Join your favorite naked readers as they share compromising situations, unwieldy moments and faux pas galore, culled from the finest in classic and contemporary writings.

Host Nasty Canasta is joined by Gal Friday, Jenny C'est Quoi and very special guest Doctor Princess Lady Scoutington (Los Angeles) for Naked Girls Reading AWKWARD. Indulge in the ineptness, glory in the gawkiness and languish in the literature of the luckless with the Naked Girls.

Naked Girls Reading is the perfect unique live event: a monthly nude literary salon featuring 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.

Naked Girls Reading 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 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." 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.

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP and NAKED GIRLS READING present AWKWARD tonight, August 20th at 9:00pm at UNDER St. Marks - 94 St. Marks Place (between 1st Ave & Ave A), NYC Tickets: $25 or two for $40 | Advance purchase available at or call SmartTix at 212-868-4444 hosted by NASTY CANASTA, with GAL FRIDAY, JENNY C'EST QUOI and DOCTOR PRINCESS LADY SCOUTINGTON

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