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"One of the top 10 shows to SEE in Los Angeles!"
- Deborah Klugman, STAGE RAW

Bootleg Theater

October 28 - November 19, 2017

 

Bootleg Theater | 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057
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Synopsis

 

At 21, newly sober and recently evicted, Valerie Hager is invited by her best friend Raven to work at a strip club in Tijuana, Mexico. An evening that begins in innocence and excitement over making some easy cash seduces her into a 10-year career that tests the limits of friendship and her will to survive.

The characters she portrays—club managers, dancers, customers, boyfriends, and more—bring audiences viscerally into this shadowy world and reveal the joy, hurt, danger, and common humanity that connect us all in the longing to be free. As her choices in the clubs expose her to increasing danger and violence, Valerie must make a choice:

 

Does she continue to run from what most terrifies her? Or does she find the strength to face it head on?

 

Playing to sold-out houses in New York City, Chicago, Providence, Santa Fe, Edinburgh, Rome, and Alaska itself, Naked In Alaska tells “a surprisingly complex and personal story” (TONY) of one woman’s quest to survive—and find a place in the world to feel free.

 

Writer, Performer / Valerie Hager
Director, Dramaturg / Scott Wesley Slavin

Originally developed in Emmy Award-winner Matt Hoverman's GO-SOLO Workshop

 

 
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performance history

2017

The Solo Queens Fest, Los Angeles, CA
@ Bootleg Theater

8 shows
October 28-November 19, 2017

2016

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference,
Valdez, AK

FEATURED ARTIST
June 15, 2016

2015

Community College of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
WINNER:
Charles Sullivan Award for Arts & Humanities
September 18, 2015

GendErotica Festival, Rome, Italy
FESTIVAL HEADLINER
Sold out
May 22, 2015

2014

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK
@ Assembly Roxy
WINNER:
Pick of the Fest, The New Current
Multiple sold out shows 
27 shows
July 30-August 23, 2014

Off-Broadway:
59E59 Theatre, NY, NY
Sold out
3 shows
July 12-20, 2014

Off-Off Broadway:
The Celebration of Whimsy Theater, NY, NY
Multiple sold out shows
8 shows
February 7-March 1, 2014

 

 

 

2013

Maria Benitez Cabaret, Santa Fe, NM
@ The Lodge

2 shows
December 6-7, 2013

The Chicago Fringe Festival
@ The Gift Theatre
WINNER:
Audience Favorite
Sold out
3 shows
August 30-September 2, 2013

The New York International Fringe Festival
@ The Celebration of Whimsy Theater
WINNER:
Overall Excellence in Solo Performance
Multiple sold out shows
5 shows
August 15-24, 2013

Dixon Place Theater, NY, NY
Sold out
April 27, 2013

2012

EstroGenius Festival, NY, NY
@ The Barrow Group MainStage
FESTIVAL HEADLINER
Festival's Bestselling Show
2 shows
November 9-10, 2012

Women at Work Festival, NY, NY
@ Stage Left Studios
Sold out
2 shows
September 29-October 7, 2012