Surprise Guest for V TO SHINING V!


2015_09_1_leaThe Reproductive Health Access Project presents, V TO SHINING V is right around the corner on September 26, 2015 and we are proud to announce the addition of comedian, actress, and jazz musician, Lea DeLaria to our list of performers! Be sure to get your tickets today!

Lea DeLaria was the first openly queer comic to perform on television in America which launched her into world recognition. She is currently known for her stand-out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black. Prior to her success on Orange, she was seen in countless TV series (Awkward, Californication, The Oblongs, One Life to Live, Law and Order SVU, Will and Grace, Friends to name a few), and movies (First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen), with appearances on and off Broadway that have and continue to garner her recognition and acclaim.

Her on and off Broadway credits are too numerous to mention, but stand outs include her appearance on Broadway in “On the Town,” which she won Obie and Theatre World awards, as well as a Drama Desk nomination; an Ovation nomination for her appearance in the “Boys from Syracuse;” and playing both Edie AND Doctor Scott in” The Rocky Horror Show.”
If that’s not enough, Lea has five records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book “Lea’s Book of Rules for the World” is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.

We are also excited to introduce Buzz Off, Lucille as our evening’s MC. They are a New York based sketch group featuring Abby Holland, Molly Gaebe, Jenn Roman, and Julie Rosing. Their videos have been featured on Huffington Post, College Humor and VH1. Check them out at!

New York based comedians Betsy Kenney & Alise Morales will also be joining our event as the evening’s raffle hosts. Betsy is currently performing at Harold Night at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Alise has a feature out on IFC’s Comedy Crib called Horrible Insane Girl. These two will be raffling off prizes which include, a 3 class pass to SoulCycle, A Cuddle Vibe and an Orgasm in a Box Kit from Babeland, a 1-year subscription to Bitch Magazine and Ms. Magazine, a gift certificate to PJ Clarkes, signed NY Giants gear, a Diva Cup, wine and tastings from Free Range Wine and Spirits, and more!

We could not be more thrilled to have these amazing performers celebrating our 10-year anniversary on September 26, 2015 at V TO SHINING V. Seating is limited so be sure to purchase your tickets today – this is a show you definitely do not want to miss!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating to our raffle, please contact our development associate, Kristin Ploog at or for more information visit our event page.


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