Featuring: Joe Diamond, Tom Kennedy, Yolanda Dunderdale as Madam Marvelous, & Andrew Vetterlein…and Ralph Greco, Jr.,
Adult industry scribe Joe Diamond has written for various men's magazines, including Maxim, Hustler, Penthouse and Oui. He was a writer for Playboy TV. Called "the Gulliver of Sex Travels" by Larry Flynt, Joe is also the author of "Around the World in 80 Lays," a firsthand look at erotic hotspots across the globe.
Ralph Greco, Jr. is a professional writer with worldwide credits living in the wilds of New Jersey suburbia. Germane to this evening Ralph is the editor-in-chief of the latex lifestyle magazine Von Gutenberg and THE SEX FILES column at shortandsweetnyc.com and shortandsweetla.com. His erotic fiction has appeared in countless major market and small press magazines, online and in single author collections and his one act plays have been produced across the U.S.
Ralph would like to especially thank the performers, producers and crew that made this night happen…and you the audience for taking your time to sit through it.
Tom Kennedy is a writer of short stories, blogs, and reviews. His work has appeared in Frequentlyfelt.com, Shortandsweetnyc.com, Von Gutenberg Magazine and The Medulla Review.
Madam Marvelous is the provocateur alter ego of Yolanda Dunderdale. A songwriter, performer, rapper and dancer, the Madam scored a number one hit in Hard Techno on the Beatport charts in Feb. 2015 with her debut single "Broom Bitch." Having just released her new track "Destruction"-which also went directly to #1 in Hard Techno-the Madam continues her celebration of freakdom and freedom with pride and joy.
Andrew Vetterlein resides in Brooklyn; he is active in the improv community at The Upright Citizens Brigade and performs with his indie team, Girl Heavy. He has written, directed and starred in a web series entitled “LoveHateSelf” that is currently in production. Andrew would like to thank his great friend, Ralph Greco for the opportunity to perform at the first annual Queerly Festival and to be given the chance to read his poetry for the first time in front of an audience. All his love goes to his family and friends for their constant patience and support.
Karen Taylor started writing erotica to seduce BDSM novelist Laura Antoniou. It worked; they've been married for 16 years. Karen also edited Laura's 4th Marketplace novel, "The Academy," and the dynamic duo also co-created a kinky kosher Passover haggadah, called "Once We Were Slaves." Karen's also written a dozens of queer kinky short stories, which can be found a various anthologies, most recently She Who Must Be Obeyed, edited by DL King, Leather Ever After, edited by Sassafras Lowery, and Bondage By The Bay, along with The Love That Never Dies: Erotic Encounters with the Undead, both edited by M. Christian. Now that she's middle-aged, she's no longer rushing out to do all the queer things during Pride Month, so she thanks Ralph for dragging her out in order to keep her queer street cred.
Mikey Craighead is a B.F.A. student at The New School for Drama concentrating in playwriting and directing. As an actor: favorite roles include Claudius in "Hamlet", Mr. Zyclo in "Anon(ymous)", and Van in "Dog Sees God" all at The New School. As a playwright: his full-length play "O’ Save Us, St. Sophia" will be seen in the New York City International Fringe Festival this August. His short play, "The Ghosts in My Mirror" will be seen at the Left Coast Theatre Company in San Francisco in July. He is the Co-Artistic Director of Dirty Dishes Theatre Company.