According to a new Gallup poll, Americans are among the most stressed out people in the world — a sentiment that has only increased in our current political environment. This summer, a non-profit arts organization, Capital Fringe, will bring Washingtonians reprieve by premiering a comedic, one-woman storytelling show, We’re All Going to Fucking Die! featuring award-winning sex educator Twanna Hines. Performances take place at The Mead Center for American Theater at Arena Stage: Tuesday, 7/9, at 5:30 PM; Sunday, 7/14, at 12:30 PM; Thursday, 7/18, at 7:45 PM; Thursday, 7/25, at 8:00 PM; and Sunday, 7/28, at 3:00 PM. Tickets and passes go on sale starting June 17. For more information, visit funkybrownchick.com.
“Like every delicious thing — from french kissing to ménages à trois — you can blame this on the French!” Hines jokes. “You know that slightly euphoric feeling of unconsciousness you get after an orgasm? The French call that la petite mort (the little death). That expression was on my mind as I wrote the show because it captures so many emotions at the same time. I think a lot of people feel overwhelmed and anxious about the state of the world. So, I want to talk about how we’re not alone in those feelings, and I want to share how to return to a place of joy.”
Stories matter, and Hines brings a fresh perspective. At a time when The Dramatists Guild says only 3.4% of American plays are written by women of color — many lived experiences simply aren’t shared on stages.
Sold-out performances of her debut one-woman show, I Füçkèd Your Country, covered interracial dating, sex education in schools, childhood abuse, and her travels through Europe. “I can’t promise every show I write will have the word ‘fuck’ in the title, but I try to bring a little humor, frivolity, and irreverence to serious topics. And we’ll even give away sex toys again!”
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ABOUT THE WRITER AND PERFORMER:
Twanna A. Hines is an award-winning sex and relationships educator. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Sirius, CBC, Paris Première and in documentary films. She has written for The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Time Out New York, Lifetime, Mashable, Nerve, New York Press, Fast Company and The Huffington Post. She has been interviewed by outlets from coast to coast, from the San Francisco Chronicle to The New York Times. She is writing a memoir.
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
FUNKY BROWN CHICK, Inc. brings the joy of entertainment & digital media to the masses to create a better world.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
The production is presented as part of the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe. Founded in 2006, the festival serves as celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. The festival targets approximately 39,000 theatergoers in our nation’s capital.