The Poetry Brothel
An Immersive Literary Cabaret
Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.
According to the great Oscar Wilde, “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” That couldn’t be more true at The Poetry Brothel on our Masquerade Tour, where we promise to bring you more truth, beauty, hilarity, and intimacy than ever before. On November 9th the featured entertainers include house band Howlin Hobbit & The Accidental Rhino, sir-lesque artists Johnny Nuriel & Isaiah Esquire, aerialist Holly Bordeaux, burlesque dancer Foxy Tann, magician Josh Lamb, palm reader and jewelry maker Holy Crow, a slew of poetry whores, and, of course, your hosts, The Madame, Mister Charley, and Tennessee Pink. This will surely be a celebration for the ages–bigger, better, truer, and weirder than ever! This event will have two different start times. For the first event, doors open at 7pm, and the show runs from 7:30-9:30pm. Guests are welcome and encouraged to stay and continue to enjoy private readings, drinks and food after the show. For the second show, doors open at 10pm, and the show runs from 10:30pm to 12:30am. Doors will close at 2am. Themed costumes and/or formalwear are encouraged but not required.
Tickets $30 General Admission & $65 VIP