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How to be an Ethical Slut

Details

Categories: Cabaret, Comedy & Improv, Theater

Dates: September 10, 2022 - September 29, 2022

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: Main Stage at The Adrienne Theatre

Overview

Experience the ride of your life as an unethical slut penetrates lies, STDs, triads, orgies, and love in her musical journey to becoming an Ethical Slut. Don’t miss this original one-woman cabaret-comedy show by and starring Brooke McCarthy.


The Story: Blake has a problem – she is wrestling with a desire for a loving monogamous relationship…and so much more. Will Blake’s latest and more mature love interest Guy be the answer to her orgiastic fantasies of love and sexual gratification? Or is it impossible to be an Ethical Slut.

This original one-woman cabaret-comedy show follows Blake Valentini’s struggles between dating the socially acceptable way — monogamy — or daring to open her mind to unusual relationship pleasures and tribulations. This bold, sexy, and vulnerable story touches upon topics that are often unseen onstage like sexual health and nonconventional relationship styles. Everyone, including Blake, may even learn a thing or two about honesty and sexuality throughout this wild ride. 


The Style: This is a theatrical play that is set as a cabaret show infused with lots of comedy. Brooke incorporates varying genres of music into the show to connect with every audience member. The music ranges from jazz and musical theater to pop, plus an original song with lyrics by Brooke and composition by Sarah Clemency.


The Why: Of all the reasons I chose to write this show, the two that continue to inspire me the most are the messages of honesty and acceptance. Not only is non-monogamy not the norm in our society, but it was also something I did not talk about openly in my personal life nor is it something that appears often in a positive light on stage. I decided to use parts of my own life to craft a story that inspires honesty in our relationships while encouraging us to embrace the unconventional ways that people m

Brooke McCarthy

Brooke McCarthy (Actor/Playwright) holds her MFA in Acting from the University of Georgia. She's originally from NJ and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She has been touring her solo show How to be an Ethical Slut around the US (Athens, Charlotte, Memphis, St. Louis, etc.) through fringes and invited performances. Credits: Avery in Niagara Falls (Aurora Theatre & UGA). International Credit: Peas, Patelin, & Purgation (Italy). Regional credits: Broadway Theatre of Pitman (Shrek, Can-Can, Return of the Phantom), Theater with a View (Rabbit Hole), Philly Improv Theatre.

Credits


  • Brooke McCarthy (Actor/Playwright) holds her MFA in Acting from the University of Georgia. She's originally from NJ and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She has been touring her solo show around the US (Athens, Charlotte, Memphis, Evansville, St. Louis, Orlando) through fringes and invited performances. Credits: Avery in Niagara Falls (Aurora Theatre & UGA). International Credit: Peas, Patelin, & Purgation (Italy). Regional credits: Broadway Theatre of Pitman (Shrek, Can-Can, Return of the Phantom), Theater with a View (Rabbit Hole), Philly Improv Theatre (Company Actor). www.brookemccarthy.com

  • Robyn Accetta (Director) is an Austin-based actor and teaching artist who holds her MFA in Acting from the University of Georgia. She's originally from Dover, DE, however, her training has taken her to Chicago (The Theatre School at DePaul University, The Actors Studio), New York City (Circle in the Square Theatre School), and Michigan State University, where she received her BA in Theatre. www.robynaccetta.com 

  • John Patrick Bray (Dramaturg) is a new play dramaturg, scholar, anthology editor, playwright, and screenwriter. His plays are published by Next Stage Press, Original Works Publishing, and in a number of anthologies and journals. He has edited The Best American Short Plays 2018-2019 and the forthcoming Stage It, Stream It! Plays for Virtual Theatre (April 2023) for Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. He has an MFA in Playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School at The New School, a PhD in Theatre from LSU, and he is the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at UGA. www.johnpatrickbray.com

  • Sarah Clemency (Musical co
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