Passionate and powerful, Jessica Holter’s Don’t Say the “P” Word is a theatrical study sexual paradox and the politics of contemporary relationships, sexual health, self-worth and spirituality. Laced with elements of comedy, poetry and theatrics, the script is adapted from the collective works from the author and activist, who created the most controversial brand in spoken word, shocking the world with a HBO feature that put the ï¿½Pï¿½ word in the mouths of hypocrites with its strangely erotic twist on AIDS awareness. Since their television debut in the year 2000, The Punany Poets have created a cult following that spans three generations, from young people in the twilight of their sexual lives, to seniors who refuse to allow their erotic sun to set.
In Don’t say the “P” Word, Holter, expands into the fullness of herself as a producer, writer and a gifted orator in a performance that will touch all of your senses. From foster care to theatrical savoir faire, Holter (also known as Ghetto Girl Blue) emerges as a contemporary voice for urban politics, religion and sexuality as it exists below the poverty level. You will find the lawless lover, the humble Christian housewife and the wholesome whore all find themselves with an equal stake in this bustling city of words and wisdom, as their tales converge in this witty and thoughtful show about self-love and the laws of urban attraction. Alphabetically & Ebonically speaking, Don’t say the “P” Word will redefine the word Punany in your mind, while arresting your sensitive zones with intimate storytelling, unabashed comedy and soul-stirring poems.
Details are as follows:
M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica CA 90401