LOVE IS A DIRTY WORD at the VS Theatre

Photo by Aaron Epstein

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

There are many fine elements in Giovanni Adams’ autobiographical solo show, and it’s hard to decide which to mention first: the cadenced flow of his beautifully detailed 80-minute spoken word poem, the open and disarming manner of his delivery, or the production’s flawless pacing under Becca Wolff’s accomplished direction. Read more…

Erin Conley – On Stage & Screen

In the home where Giovanni Adams grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, sex was never a dirty word. After all, his mother worked with the youth population and often brought home t-shirts warning against the dangers of chlamydia as souvenirs of sorts for her sons. But the concept of love was approached in a different way entirely. In Love is a Dirty Word, Adams’s world premiere, autobiographical solo show currently playing at the VS. Theatre in Los Angeles, he takes a deep, honest, stirring dive into his personal journey of self acceptance. Read more…

Now running through July 15