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One-Night-Only performances of rising talent at The Marsh San Francisco. Marsh Rising presents works in progress that may be ready for an extended run. For information about putting on a Marsh Rising show, e-mail Sharon Eberhardt at sharon@themarsh.org.

Tales of a Sexual Tomboy1

Written & Performed by Joyful Raven
Directed by Jael Weisman
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:30pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 18+
Tickets: $10 – $15 sliding scale

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“Best of the Fringe”San Francisco Fringe Festival 2016

“It’s one of the funniest shows now on display on Bay Area stages.” SF Chronicle

“Raven is a talented and truthful performer…Using skillful impersonations and amazing physical comedy…she connects the stories from her life right before our eyes and comes out stronger on the other side.”Theater is Easy NYC

Tales of a Sexual Tomboy is a raucous one-woman comedy about a horny tomboy, equipped with bad boundaries from her hippie upbringing, looking for empowerment in all the wrong places. Blending standup and storytelling, Joyful Raven recounts some of the more laughable and misguided moments from her treacherous path towards sexual liberation. Her hilarious stories highlight some of the more blatant veins of misogyny that lurk in our culture and in our sex lives. With unflinching honesty, Raven delivers 60 minutes of dark comedy with deep heart.

Born into an iconic Bay Area theater family, Joyful Raven has been performing professionally since childhood. “Tales of a Sexual Tomboy” is returning to SF after touring throughout the US last summer, receiving rave reviews at the NYC international Fringe Festival and winning “Best of Fringe” at the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Some of her noteworthy theater credits include lead actor and co-author of 4 plays for “Prize of Hope” winning company Human Nature; founding member of the ensemble-driven theater company Rococo Risqué – winner of SF Weekly ‘Best Theater Ensemble’ 2005 and a supporting role in “The Pursuit of Happyness” with Will Smith. She studied theater at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and earned an MFA in Dramatic Art from UC Davis. Raven is also teaching artist and works at the Berkeley Rep School of Theater, UC Davis and Florida International University.

Director Jael Weisman is a founding member of the Dell’Arte Players Co. and during his tenure there he directed most of the company’s early works and received multiple ‘Drama-logue Awards.’ He later directed four productions at the San Diego Repertory Co. including the American premiere of Peter Barnes’ Red Noses, which received numerous awards including the ‘Best Production Award’ from San Diego Critics Circle. He has had the honor of co-directing and collaborating with such notables as Carlo Mazzone-Clementi and Joe Chaikin. He also directed the original production of The Dragon Lady’s Revenge, which traveled to NY and was awarded an Obie.