"Our erotic knowledge empowers us,

becomes a lens through which we

scrutinize all aspects of our existence,

forcing us to evaluate those aspects honestly in terms of their

relative meaning within our lives.

And this is a grave responsibility within each of us,

not to settle

for the convenient, the shoddy,

the conventionally expected

nor the merely safe. "

~audre lorde

" The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane...

of that creative energy empowered,

 

When I speak of the erotic, I speak of it as an assertion of the lifeforce of women...

the knowledge and use of which we are now reclaiming

in our language, our history, our dancing, our loving, our work,

our lives." 

Our erotic knowledge empowers us, becomes a lens through which we scrutinize all aspects of our existence, forcing us to evaluate those aspects honestly in terms of their relative meaning within our lives. And this is a grave responsibility within each of us, not to settle for the convenient, the shoddy, the conventionally expected, nor the merely safe. 

1/3

Christopher Ash

SCENIC &

LIGHTING

Seth Bodie

COSTUMES

Steve Brush

SOUND

Jeri Silverman

Natalie Walker

Trevor Kluckman

Gianmarco Soresi

Katie Fissore

CAST

Lian Walden

DIRECTOR

FEATURED TOPICS & GUESTS

THE EROTIC IMAGINATION & THE MYTHOPOETIC with Zhen Dao, founder of the Moga Dao Institute

REGENERATIVE SEX & CLIMATE CHANGE with Amanda Ravenhill, Exec. Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE with Daniel Pinchbeck

CAVE ART & HEALING with Jill

DECOLONIZING JOY with Queer Lifestyle Designer Jamila Reddy

SEX, MYTH, & THE WILDERNESS with sex educator Sarah Byrden

PUSSY POWER with Favianna Rodriguez, Artist & Exec. Director of Culture Strike

SEXUAL HEALING with somatic therapist Satchita 

SEX MAGIC with Gaia Ma, founder of the eco-village Inanitah

RITUAL & THE BODY IN ART with artist Nikesha Breeze

MARY MAGDELENE, SACRED PROSTITUTE with Madeline

ART HISTORY OF PORNOGRAPHY with Mateas, Professor at California Institute of the Arts

 

PATRIARCHY & FEMINIST ART with Christine Wertheim, Professor at California Institute of the Arts

REWILDING with Ayana Young, host of For the Wild Podcast

PLEASURE ACTIVISM with Adrienne Marie Brown

CITY OF GIRLS with author Elizabeth Gilbert

CHOREOGRAPHY

Stacey Printz

SCENIC 

Nina Ball

MUSIC DIRECTION

Dave Moschler

COMPOSITION

Jeff Chimenti

CONCEPT & LYRICS

Miranda Ferriss Jones

DIRECTOR

Lian Walden

"I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive,

so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane

will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive."

~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

As a director and experience designer,

I seek to incite a heightened sense of wonder

By immersing people in aesthetically charged environments, curating individual and collective journeys through public spaces, and producing provocative, multisensory events,

I invite people to engage more deeply

with one another and the world. 

~ L