In addition to our Mainstage season, MTC also hosts a number of special performances throughout the year. These performances showcase a variety of talented artists including musicians, dancers, comedy acts, and more from our community and beyond.
World-Renowned Cultural Sexologist Carol Queen to Give Lecture After “The Vibrator Play” Matinee!
On Sunday, September 22nd at 5:00 pm, the Mendocino Theatre Company is proud to present a lecture by world-renowned cultural sexologist, Carol Queen.
The lecture will go in depth into the history of the vibrator, and topics of human sexuality as they relate to MTC’s hit comedy, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play).
Carol Queen has a PhD in sexology and a prior degree in sociology. She calls herself a cultural sexologist; while she addresses individual and couple’s sexual concerns, her overarching interest is in cultural issues (gender, shame, access to education, etc.).
Queen has worked at Good Vibrations (www.goodvibes.com), the woman-founded sexuality company based in San Francisco that turned 35 years old in 2012, since 1990. She serves as Staff Sexologist and Company Historian; her roles include representing the company to the press and the public; overseeing educational programming for staff and others; and curating GV’s Antique Vibrator Museum.
She is also the founding director of the Center for Sex & Culture, a non-profit sex ed/arts center San Francisco (www.sexandculture.org), and is a frequent lecturer at colleges, conferences, and community-based organizations. Her dozen books include a Lambda Literary Award winner, PoMoSexuals, and Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, which are used as texts in some college classes.
She blogs at the Good Vibes Magazine. For more: carolqueen.com.
The lecture will be presented with a special admission price of 5.00, and only 80 tickets will be sold!
While the lecture does follow the September 22nd matinee of In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), tickets will be sold as a SEPARATE EVENT so that those audience members who may have already attended, or plan to attend a later performance In the Next Room, may also attend the lecture.
Bender’s Bar will remain open after the matinee and before the lecture for patrons who have tickets for both events.
*If you already have tickets to the 09/22 matinee of In the Next Room, you must still purchase lecture tickets separately.