Popular fringe performer returns to Nanaimo

Cameryn Moore performs her follow-up show to last year's sold-out fundraiser

Cameryn Moore’s new one-woman play answers the question often raised at the end of her last fringe theatre hit: how did you become a phone sex worker?

Slut Revolution is the follow-up to Moore’s play Phone Whore, which she performed as a fundraiser for last year’s Fringetastic theatre festival.

Both shows delve into all kinds of sexuality, Revolution is about Moore’s journey into self-acceptance by saying ‘yes’ to the good things that come along in life.

“I call it the thinking person’s sex show,” Moore said.

She performs Monday (Aug. 20), once again donating part of her proceeds to Nanaimo’s fringe festival.

Revolution is autobiographical and is framed around a conversation Moore has with a man – a sexual partner – where she flashes back to previous experiences.

Some of those experiences will be shared by others – an awkward first pickup line or getting caught getting off – and other experiences won’t.

“The things I’ve done and talk about are not in everyone’s experience set,” Moore said.

As such, Moore ends up becoming a go-to person for those in the audience who have questions about the kinkier side of sex, particularly in cities she visited previously. In those cases, the conversations get deeper.

“Word is getting out that I am a person you can talk about these things with,” she said.

Moore is not a therapist, but often participates in discussions after the show.

“People are just more comfortable talking to me,” she said.

Fringe theatre is the natural arena for edgier content, where artists can experiment with topics and techniques and audiences are less intimidated by the spectacle of theatre.

However, discussions around Moore’s shows and the popularity of the erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey doesn’t mean that people are more comfortable with sex or sexuality, said Moore.

“Social change doesn’t happen that quickly,” she said.

Slut Revolution is open to mature audiences only – 18 years or older.

The show begins at 8 p.m. at Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $14/advance; $19/door. Please visit www.fringetastic.com for tickets and information.

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