One Axe Plays Presents: The Sex I Wanted

One Axe Plays Presents: THE SEX I WANTED
Friday, October 7th, 8pm
$5-10 Suggested Donation

THE SEX I WANT tells the story of a fictional ’70s author and sexual icon, Moira Stellner. When a precocious young journalism student questions whether she truly had “personal agency” during all those old, infamous sexual exploits, Stellner realizes… maybe she didn’t? Or did she? Suddenly, Stellner reinvents herself into a sexual assault awareness leader, but that challenges the carefully crafted image she’s embodied for decades — and some people aren’t happy. A humorous look at the divide between older and younger feminists on whether sexual freedom figures into actual power.

STEPHANIE MCCANLES is a non-fiction filmmaker working in film and television. She has directed over 25 theatrical productions, and had stagings of her work in Milwaukee, Chicago and New York. Her plays include Feedback, Experience a Plus but Not Required, You Think Too Much, Sex Death and Friday Night, Goose Girl, How to Live Your LIfe,and an adaptation of Adrian Tomine’s acclaimed comic book Optic Nerve. After working in the theater for almost 20 years, in 1999 worked on R.J Cutler’s Emmy winning reality T.V. series American High (FOX/PBS), which won an Emmy for Best Documentary Series. She has also worked as a writer and producer on shows such as Bound For Glory (ESPN), Morgan Spurlock’s30 Days (FX), and Project Runway (Bravo), Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold (Lifetime) as well as on the feature-length documentaries Hood to Coast and Genomania.

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