NBC NEW YORK (link)
L. Gabrielle Penabaz's Sex Crimes Cabaret is a theatrical cavalcade of smart-yet-titillating art-utainment that's also a history lesson about sexual practices (between consenting adults) that have been outlawed in the United States, and other seemingly impossible ways we used to think about nookie.
- Elizabeth Bougerol
TIME OUT - Several: YOUR PERFECT FRIDAY (link), "OWN THIS CITY" (link), Seven days with…George Dawes Green (link)
-- L. Gabrielle Penabaz spices up the history of sex legislation in her multimedia burlesque show Sex Crimes Cabaret. Add it all together and you'll find mathematical proof that today will be your perfect Friday.
- Jonathan Shannon
-- With Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras on the horizon, your perfect Friday is struggling not to blow its load too early. Ease into the weekend with a little Sex Crimes Cabaret.
- Chris Schonberger
-- Sex Crimes Cabaret, a collection of sexy films and songs presented by L. Gabrielle Penabaz of the House of St. Eve. "She always hosts dangerous and darkly erotic soirees around the city," Green says. "I'm sure this will be ravishing."
- George Dawes Green
VILLAGE VOICE - Picked for VOICE CHOICE piece, "HOT AND BOTHERED" (link)
Typically, when we think of winter, we think of putting on more clothes—not less. But not so at the Collective: Unconscious Winter Festival, which kicks off tonight with the preview of Sex Crimes Cabaret, L. Gabrielle Penabaz's scantily clad singing and dancing exploration of sex laws and the lives of sex workers.
- Angela Ashman
NOTES AND STORIES FROM A PROFESSIONAL SENSUALIST (link)
Sex Crimes Cabaret, an hilarious performance combining live music, film and spoken word.
- Suzannah Lust
LINK TO FULL ARTICLE HERE
" L. Gabrielle Penabaz manages what so many teachers and artists before her have failed to do: make sex education fun and funny, smart and scary, even a little bit sexy."
- Adam R. Perlman
EDGE NY MAGAZINE
Link to Article HERE
"Sex Crimes Cabaret is L. Gabrielle Penabaz sonic and visual take on tragic but true sexual legislation from the past and present. Penabaz combines the passionate thoroughness of an academic with the humorous and pointed commentary of a first-rate satirist. Helping to make the medicine go down? Plenty of song and dance!"
The Times-Picayune Newspaper, New Orleans, LA
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"I had the most fun at New Yorker Gabrielle Penabaz's multimedia "Sex Crimes Cabaret," in which she asks, "Are you, or could you be a sex criminal?" The answer is possibly, or even probably, "Yes!" thanks to the screwed-up laws on various states' books, born of hysteria and repression.
- David Cuthbert
The Gambit Weekly New Orleans, LA
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It’s said that nothing takes the fun out of sex like talking about it. I suppose by extension, litigating about it must be that much less pleasurable. Which isn’t to say that those laws aren’t kind of funny. That’s the point of L. Gabrielle Penabaz’s Sex Crimes Cabaret, which returns to New Orleans after a sold-out fall run in the New Orleans Fringe Festival. Penabaz details what you can and can’t do where (geographically and anatomically) and addresses other issues of taboo. The show is coupled with several other short pieces by local artists. The run is from Thursday to Saturday (9 p.m. March 12-14, plus a midnight show on Saturday) at Marigny Theatre.
- Will Coviello
ENGINE COLLISION FEST Los Angeles
"SUBVERTING THE CONDITION OF FAINT HEARTS, SEX CRIMES AGRESSIVELY DEFINES THE FLEETING NATURE OF SHOCK. Gabrielle Penabaz (SAINT EVE) IS A CHARMING GUIDE THROUGH THE TOPIC OF SOCIETY'S MOST QUALIFIABLE INFATUATION."
-BURKE ROBERTS - FOUNDER: BIZZURKE ARMY/ENGINE COLLISION FEST (His quote was submitted in all caps!)
NEW ORLEANS FRINGE FESTIVAL
"Be prepared to have your eyes tantalized, your belly laughing, your sexuality questioned and your mind seduced. This one woman show is way more than mere show. It's a trip unto itself.
Gabrielle St. Eve's Sex Crimes show draws you in like whispered secret and knocks you back like electro shock. It's the only way to go."
Lord David, SKULL CLUB-New Orleans, LA
"Seeing the Sex Crimes Cabaret made me realize how new the sexual revolution is. It re-energized me to take a stand for my own right to my sexuality as a woman, and it made me want to encourage others to do the same. Who would have thought a woman with a skirt made of vibrators could have had such a positive impact on my life?"
-Kassie Olivera, of Salem Oregon
"It was a FANTASTIC performance, funny as hell, easy on the eyes and thoroughly enjoyable!
You guys who are going to go are in for a special treat. Everyone that misses this... shouldnt! Get yer asses a ticket and GO!"
Ken Kenagain NYC
For more information about the creator, L. Gabrielle Penabaz or The House of St. Eve, visit TheSaintEve.com