DIRTY ME DIVINE to Play One-Night Preview in San Francisco
The heroine's journey is full of demons and doubts. This one happens to include a strip club that helps a young woman survive as she sets out to create a life separate of society's rules.
In DIRTY ME DIVINE, Christina struggles between the voice of the Good Girl and the call of the Rebel Dreamer within. As she travels the seedy land of Hollywood in search of her Artist, Christina encounters the lure of men and money along the way. What does it mean to be a woman in a patriarchal society? Embodying 11 different characters, Christina explores this question while battling shame around her choice to strip. Heart-breaking, hilarious, and meaningful, Christina shatters labels and rules as she navigates the desire to be a hot and holy female on her own terms. Personal, yet universal, moving and brave, this story dares to share all parts of woman-the sexy, the innocent, the powerful, the dirty and the divine.
DIRTY ME DIVINE is an autobiographical one-woman show written and performed by Christina Dunbar. It is a sexy, raw ride that showcases the struggle between the Nice Jewish Good Girl and the Badass Rebel Rouser within.
"I was afraid of being seen and rejected. I thought I was somehow wrong. And 'bad'. I wanted to be a performer and artist but I got into stripping and ended up staying stuck in that industry," said Dirty MeDivine writer, producer and performer Christina Dunbar. "When I started to get physically sick from dancing, I knew I had to look within to heal. I learned about cultural conditioning and how that affected my self-esteem. Through the lens of patriarchy I saw myself as a 'Good Girl' who should just please others (especially men). I began to explore my own confusing beliefs about my body, my erotic power, and my right to be heard."
DIRTY ME DIVINE is playing Friday, May 20, 2016 for one show only at the Stage Werx Theatre, 446 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Tickets are $40 (plus fees) in advance, $45 (plus fees) day of show, $35 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are on sale now at www.dirtymedivine.com.
Christina Dunbar is a writer, actress, poet, producer and a sexy, freaky feminist. She is creator of She Takes The Stage; a transformative program where artists as well as non-performers develop their personal stories and share their souls on stage, setting their voices free. (www.shetakesthestage.com). Christina has produced and directed She Takes the Stage shows that have graced the Bootleg, Whitefire and CAP theatres in LA. Currently, Christina is preparing for a west coast tour of DIRTY ME DIVINE and is championed by her community of supporters which helped raise $15,000 through kickstarter to produce this project. Christina is on a mission to reach 10,000 women LIVE with DIRTY ME DIVINE.
Chaim Dunbar, director of DIRTY ME DIVINE, is a product of The Julliard School for performing arts and a charismatic spoken word poet, speaker, actor, and producer. After moving to Los Angeles he continued studying acting with Ivana Chubbuck and Ben Guillory of the Robey Theater Company. Chaim is a self-proclaimed artistic activist and on the board of directors member for POPS, a non- profit helping children that are coping with loved ones who are incarcerated. Chaim is also the creative catalyst and former host of The People Speak; an open mic event for poets and story-tellers in LA.
Photo Credit: Mary Ann Halpin