Essensuality: An Evening of Erotic Expression Saturday, March 19 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Sex, love, relationship…
Anger, passion, longing…
Unspoken desires, unrealized fantasies,
Unheard of sensual adventures…

…Essensuality invites out the essence of sensuality. The raw, vulnerable, uncensored, tender – usually private – moments step out into the spotlight to be shared. In poetry, spoken word, dance. Comedy, storytelling, music. Or some genre of your own imagination.

The evening will include: Featured acts, open mic performances, and spontaneous combustion…not necessarily in that order. Comfortable seating in the round, a limited bar, and an unrushed evening of erotic expression. Opportunities to laugh, cry…and blush.

Bring yourself, your friends, your lovers. Your desire, your embarrassment, your uncertainty. It’s all welcome here! After all, that’s what it is to be a sensual being. And that’s what we’re celebrating…the sensuality that lives — whether hidden or on the sleeve — of every single one of us.

WOW Cafe Theatre
59-61 East 4th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY


*She’s Black, He’s Jewish, They’re Married, Oy Vey!
Essensuality welcomes back Epstein and Hassan, known on the NYC comedy circuit as The Black and the Jew, a husband and wife comedy team willing to talk about “all things that make us nervous!” New York Daily News has called them “the Burns & Allen or the Lucy & Desi of the new millennium.” They will bring their unique blend of shoot-from-the-hip truth-telling and hilarious insights on relationships, politics, families, race and, of course, sex. Epstein and Hassan will reveal how BlackJew Love Technology could save the planet!

*Jeremy Edwards ( writes quirky erotic fiction celebrating joyful sensuality, libidinous urgency, offbeat romanticism, and the pleasures of language and laughter. His novel Rock My Socks Off is an eroto-comedic romp through academia, live television, and a dysfunctional rocking-horse museum. The book takes on a theatrical dimension at Essensuality, as the author performs a favorite chapter in a live reading seasoned with improv and audience participation.

*Performance poet, Aimee Herman, works as editor of erotica for Oysters & Chocolate. She has performed at various reading series including In the Flesh, Queer Lit Carnival and The Red Umbrella Diaries in NYC. She can be read in the anthologies, Best Lesbian Love Stories (Alyson Books), Best Women’s Erotica 2010 (Cleis Press) and Nice Girls, Naughty Sex (Cleis). She promises to excite, enthrall, entice and…perhaps even reveal all!

Judith Z. Miller will be reading her intimate poem “River of Love.”

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door
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TO PERFORM: Contact Monica Day by email or call 215-901-1327.

*Special Note:*
This performance of Essensuality is the finale of the four-day festival:
The Sexual Act: An Experimental Erotic Performance Art Festival
“Exploring intimacy and how we relate to it”
Wed-Sat, March 16-19, 2011
To learn more about the other performances, and obtain a discounted festival pass go to

About artistsoulspeaks

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) Bio Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artist who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender. She sculpts, draws, writes, performs, photographs, and is an ecstatic dancer/percussionist/healer. Currently, under an Individual Artist Commission awarded by Arts Mid-Hudson, Zelda is developing Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), a multi-media one-person show that chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from a childhood in the 1950s to adulthood. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. She is also producing ZELDA’S Happenings, a series of black-light, body-painting, percussion dance parties that will produce original wearable art for a new UpState Artists Clothing Collection representing artists of the region. Zelda co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC and performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, at the Lace Mill and with the TMI Project in Kingston. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Zelda currently resides at the Lace Mill artist residence in Kingston NY with her Great Dane “Z”.
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1 Response to Essensuality: An Evening of Erotic Expression Saturday, March 19 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm

  1. says:

    Wow I really wish I could attend this!!

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