Producers

Producers

Luke Dixon

Luke Dixon is a performance maker, writer, teacher and academic, internationally known for his innovative productions of Shakespeare, his site-specific performances, his teaching of actors and his research into performance. He has a doctorate in ‘The Performance of Gender’, has published regularly on performance, and was for some years a contributing editor to the journal ‘Performance’. Luke’s book, ‘Play-Acting’, a guide to theatre workshops is published by Methuen in the UK and by Routledge New York. Luke directed Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens Blue Wedding in Oxford in 2009. Outside of his work in performance, Luke is a beekeeper, with hives across London. His new book ‘Bees and Honey – myth. folklore and traditions’ explores the ecosexuality of man and honeybee.luke@lukedixon.co.uk

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Beth Stephens

Beth Stephens is a performance artist, activist and educator whose art, performances and writing have explored themes of queerness, feminism and environmentalism which all meld in her current focus on ecosexuality. Together with Annie Sprinkle she is creating the new field of SexEcology. They hope to make the environmental movement a little more sexy, fun and diverse by exploring the space(s) where ecology and sexology intersect. SexEcology embodies the art of exploring the Earth as a lover instead of as our overworked mother. As a long-term lover of the Appalachian Mountains she is working to end mountain top removal strip mining. Stephens is a Professor of Art at University of California, Santa Cruz and is currently pursing a PhD in Performance Studies at UC Davis. Her thesis concerns creating new forms of environmental performance art to help activate environmental justice. See elizabethstephens.org, loveartlab.org, goodbyegauleymountain and sexecology.org for more.

Annie Sprinkle

 Annie Sprinkle

Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D. has 40 years of experience in sexually oriented art, entertainment, education, activism, and media. She was a prostitute and porn star for twenty years, then bridged into the art world and became an internationally acclaimed performance artist doing theater about her life. Sprinkle was a mover and shaker in the 80’s “sex positive feminist” movement, taught sexuality workshops in 14 countries and helped pioneer new sex film genres. Sprinkle became the first porn star to earn a Ph.D. Today she is a committed environmental activist and helping grow the ecosex movement. She lives and works with her beloved life partner, artist/professor Elizabeth Stephens, and their doggie Bob, in San Francisco. They are “pollen-amourous,” married to the Earth, Sky and Sea. Check out more of her work and see her publications: sexecology.org, anniesprinkle.org and loveartlab.org