Cabaret show championing consent culture comes to Asheville

Press release from Emily Dake:

Asheville, NC – Los Angeles based Cabaret Show “Cabaret Con-Sensual” is coming to Asheville on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The show will begin at 8pm at The Underground @ O’Henry’s, 237 Haywood St, Asheville NC.

A variety show fundraiser, Cabaret Con-Sensual provides a safe space for survivors of sexual assault and their allies to express themselves artistically. The cabaret night, promoting Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will feature both local and LA talent, with a wide range of acts from poets and vocalists to burlesque dancers, drag performers, and stand up comics.

Organized by recent Asheville transplant Emily Dake, freelance grant writer and Board Member of the Asheville Choral Society, Dake is a native of Chattanooga, TN and an alum of Vassar College. She comes from New York City, where her commitment to ending sexual violence began through her work with Service Women’s Action Network, a non-profit addressing sexual and gender-based violence in the military.

Now she’s partnered with fellow TN native and current Los Angeles based fine art model, Katie Johnson, to bring the non- profit fundraiser, Cabaret Con-Sensual, to Asheville. A regular sight at numerous Hollywood venues, including Three Clubs Hollywood and Art Share LA, this marks their first show on the East Coast.

Cabaret Con-Sensual is a fundraiser show in support of the non-profit, More Than “NO”. Both the show and non-profit were created by LA based performance activist, Bitsy LaBourbon. More Than “NO” is an outreach and educational group that believes an open dialogue about rape, sexual violence, and consent needs to be a common occurrence in order to eradicate it from our society. They offer educational workshops and peer support groups for survivors and allies.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door, or can be purchased online at

About Virginia Daffron
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