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August 03rd 2017:Meet the Director And Cast Members of 'The Sex Myth- A Devised Play'

In 2015, Rachel Hills, the author of The Sex Myth was a guest on Psych Up Live. Her book has been translated into a devised play opening August 2017 in NY. Central to Rachel Hills’ book was her realization that she was measuring herself by the cultural expectation that we must be sexy, sexually active and skilled in bed to be an adequate human being. With research across 10 countries, she finds this is a myth. The world is not hooking up and she is neither alone nor a loser. In fact, many are trapped by culturally imposed definitions of sexuality. “ The Sex Myth-a Devised Play” expands this wi

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Hanne Larsen

Hanne Larsen is the creator and founding director of The Sex Myth: A Devised Play. Hanne Larsen is a recent graduate of the theater program at Northeastern University. She is trained in voice, movement, and devised theater, all of which have influenced and inspired her work on this production. Previous credits include the roles of Clara in The Phantom Lady, Chorus in Columbinus, Angustias in The House of Bernarda Alba, and Becky in The Heidi Chronicles. A passionate dancer, Hanne has also completed an internship with Urbanity Dance Company. She also recently became a certified 200 RYT vinyasa yoga instructor.
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Jennie Runk

Jennie Runk is an American model represented by JAG Models in New York. Born in Georgia and raised in Missouri, Jennie was discovered in a Petsmart while volunteering for a cat adoption service. A proud (and recently married!) member of the LGBTQ community, Jennie is passionate about inclusion and empowerment for all people. Considered plus-size by the fashion industry, Jennie starred in the H&M summer swimwear campaign, graced the April cover of Marie Claire France and will be starring in the Straight/Curve documentary where she’ll share her compelling perspective on the future of her industry.
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Non Kuramoto

Non Kuramoto describes herself as an actor, comedian, and feminist-art-slut. At Northeastern University, where she is a rising senior, she has performed in Antigone, Columbinus, and House of Bernarda Alba. She co-founded the Northeastern Shakespeare Society and has designed and built costumes for three productions. When not on or off-stage, she can be found covered in paint or shooting people with a camera. She spends the rest of her time musing about fashion as the Editor-In-Chief of The Avenue. You can hear Non's voice at a variety of mics around New York City and Boston, or on her theatre-centric podcast Where's Julie?
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Jari Jones

Jari Jones is a black trans multi-faceted artist living in New York. Starting in musical theater, Jari has performed in productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Ragtime and recently a 2-year run of In The Heights. Jari later shifted into fashion, building a successful career as a fashion and editorial photographer, but quickly became internationally recognized as a LGBTQ and body positive public figure in front of the camera. Jari has been featured in publications such as Teen Vogue, NYLON, and The Advocate, for her insight on fashion within politics, body positivity, and LGBTQ community building and relationships. Jari has been spotlighted in Perpetual Revolutions: The Image and Socia
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live 14/12/2017 11:00 14/12/2017 12:00 Psych Up Live https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live In 2015, Rachel Hills, the author of The Sex Myth was a guest on Psych Up Live. Her book has been translated into a devised play opening August 2017 in NY. Central to Rachel Hills’ book was her realization that she was measuring herself by the cultural expectation that we must be sexy, sexually active and skilled in bed to be an adequate human being. With research across 10 countries, she finds this is a myth. The world is not hooking up and she is neither alone nor a loser. In fact, many are trapped by culturally imposed definitions of sexuality. “ The Sex Myth-a Devised Play” expands this with the collective stories of a cast who dare to step beyond the myths. Listen in to a behind-the-scenes interview with director, Hanne Larsen and three cast members-Jennie Runk, an American model, Non Kuramoto, an Asian actor, comedian, feminist and Jari Jones, a black trans multi-faceted artist. Each shares the personal experience of this co-created performance on their definitions of self. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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