Queer and Kinky Presents: Gender Improv with Lorelei


Join Queer + Kinky and former Miss Trans New England for a fun exploration of gender through improv. No acting experience is needed!

So mark your calendars for Thursday May 10.

Queer + Kinky is kicking off the evening at 6:00 pm with dinner at The Dosa Factory. Then the workshop will be held at The Dance Complex from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

This is an 18+ event. Content may include kinky/sexy stuff!

Join us for dinner, workshop or both!

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Second City trained improviser and 2009 Miss Trans New England Lorelei Erisis will share and discuss insights about gender as well as the basics of improv and how it can be used to enrich your own relationships and personal presentation. This is a hands-on workshop that will explore the performative aspects of gender using the tools and techniques of improvisational acting. Participants will have the chance to stretch their legs, open their minds and get up on their own feet to learn some basic games and exercises. No improv or acting experience is necessary (though experienced performers are welcome too!), just the willingness to try something new and have a little fun. Come ready to play!

About Lorelei Erisis

Lorelei Erisis is a writer, performer, activist, adventurer, improviser, and a genuine pageant queen! She is also a proud Queer Trans Woman, who regularly writes, speaks and teaches about transgender issues, sexuality, and improv. Read her column Ask A Trans Woman in The Rainbow Times and her blog Transprovisor

Lorelei also quite enjoys a nice Irish Whiskey and can be contacted directly at askatranswoman@gmail.com Follow her on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/erisis.


The Dance Complex, at 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, is located in Central Square.

The Dance Complex is next to the Central Square Red Line stop. Parking is available nearby at meters or for $2/hour at the Green Street garage You need cash, as they don’t take credit cards. The Dance Complex is wheelchair accessible. Enter the main entrance of the building, and before you go up the stairs you’ll see a door to the left. That’s our room! You can roll your wheelchair right into the room.

The Dosa Factory is located at 571 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square. It is wheelchair accessible.


Workshop is $15, more if you can, less if you can’t.

What to Wear and Bring

Casual and vanilla. Please bring a cushion to sit on if you aren’t okay sitting on the floor.  The workshop is in a dance studio, and we won’t have chairs for everyone. Also, to avoid getting grit from the street on the dance floor, when you arrive we’ll ask you to remove your street shoes; you can go in stocking feet, or if you want bring a pair of clean shoes to change into, that’s fine too.

About Us

Queer + Kinky is a Special Interest Group of the New England Leather Alliance. Our events are open to people of any gender who self-identify as queer, and to allies of the queer community. Check out our other events on our main page.

We have a few simple guidelines at our events:

  • Please don’t make any assumptions about anyone, including their gender, sexual orientation or BDSM role. If you’re not sure, please ask, for example, ‘What pronouns do you use?’
  • Please ask before touching anyone, even if the touch isn’t sexual.

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