Friday, March 11, 2011

WICF Spotlight: Stripped Stories at ImprovBoston

Giulia Rozzi, co-host of Stripped Stories
Stripped Stories fits the Women In Comedy Festival’s schedule perfectly – it uses a variety of comic formats, including storytelling, music, and even an interactive game. It deals with a basic issue, looking at the serious and silly sides of sex. And its co-host, Giulia Rozzi, is a Boston native.

“We are a show produced, created and hosted by two women,” says Rozzi. “We have a nice mix of male and females on our show as well as a mix of male and female fans, so I think we've done a great job of creating a female operated show that celebrates both genders and all sexual orientations. We are a show that is empowering to women and men.”

Rozzi and her co-host Margot Leitman have been performing Stripped Stories in New York City, where they are based, and sometimes taking the show on the road. It’s an interactive show, and it’s hard to think of a topic more universal.

“We enable audience members to laugh at their own sexual misadventures via the brave guests who bare their souls on stage,” says Rozzi. “We open every show telling the audience that ‘this is a safe zone’ meaning what's shared at the show stays at the show. Some people may assume because the show is about sex that means it's just a bunch of vulgar sex stories, and sure sometimes the stories get dirty, but it's also vulnerable, sentimental, and of course hilarious.”

And now, abruptly, two questions:

Who are you looking forward to seeing at the Festival?

We're excited to see/meet new comics and familiar faces.

Why should people come to see your show?

It's fun, inspiring, touching, interactive, entertaining , positive, and very different from your typical comedy show. (Also, people have been known to find romance at our show, so you never know...)

Women In Comedy Festival - Stripped Stories: 11:3oPM, $16. Mainstage. Starring Giulia Rozzi and Margot Leitman, with Kurt Braunohler. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge, Ma, 02139. 617-576-1253

No comments: