Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism is a multi-media performance and experimental theater piece written and performed by Madison Young and developed with the legendary Annie Sprinkle. This is theater that cracks wide open the sexual underground worlds of BDSM, pornography, and kink while demystifying and celebrating these often misunderstood and misrepresented communities and movements. Reveal All Fear Nothing is an adaptation from Annie Sprinkle’s one woman show, Post Porn Modernist, performed from 1989-2004
Madison Young is a feminist porn icon and body based performance artist dedicated to creating space for radical love. This body-based performance artist grew up in the suburban landscape of Southern Ohio before moving to San Francisco in 2000. Young’s work spans from documenting our sexual culture in her 44 Internationally screened and award-winning feminist erotic films to curating over 500 performance art and visual art exhibitions through out the country in the past decade including exhibitions at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Highways Theater in Santa Monica, and The Body Archive in New York City. Young has exhibited Internationally with her performance art, video art installations, and photography. Her memoir, Daddy, was published in February 2014 through Rare Bird Lit and followed by the publication of The DIY Porn Handbook: Documenting Our Sexual Revolution(Greenery Press) and The Ultimate Guide to Sex Through Pregnancy and Motherhood (Cleis Press) in 2016. Young has been featured for her expertise in sex-positive culture on such media outlets as BravoTV, Huffington Post, Salon.com, New York Times, and HBO and is a feature writer for Cosmopolitan Magazine, Bustle,Romper and Playboy Magazine.
Annie Sprinkle ( Dramaturge) – Annie Sprinkle is an internationally known performer whose ground-breaking work is studied at many Universities/Colleges performance art history, theater, and gender studies courses. Starting in 1989, Sprinkle toured one-woman theater pieces about her life and work to nineteen countries for over twenty years. Post Porn Modernist, Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn, MetamorphoSex, and Hardcore from the Heart were popular and controvercial. She performed at dozens of prestigious theaters, festivals, and major museums. She was a porn star and prostitute who became one of the pivotal players in the 80’s “sex positive feminist movement.”
When Annie Sprinkle feel heels-over-head in love with artist and professor Elizabeth Stephens, they started creating and touring two-woman shows such as Exposed: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art. Their Blue Wedding the Sea at Venice Biennale’s Murcia Spain Pavilion, drew artists from many countries wanting to perform in the wedding with them. Their current theater piece, Here Come the Ecosexuals!, takes the form of an outdoors walking tour. This Valentine’s day weekend the dynamic duo will perform this piece at the Walker Museum in Minneapolis, and then at the Outsider Fest in Austin, where the artist couple will also be getting a “Legacy Award” for lifetime achievement. For more, visit anniesprinkle.org and sexecology.org
Annie Sprinkle is proud and honored that Madison Young will be doing her first one-woman theater piece using some of the elements of Post Porn Modernist. Madison is her “porn art daughter.”
Sophia La Paglia (Director) – Sophia LaPaglia is so excited to be directing this extraordinary piece. Raised in the traditional theater, Sophia studied on Broadway at Circle in the Square, with world renowned teacher Alan Langdon. She travels between the Bay Area and New York, creating works that blur the lines between performance art, theatre, and activism. Annie Sprinkle’s work has been her number one inspiration over the years and to have the opportunity to expand on it with Madison has been life-changing and a true inspiration.