NAKED IN ALASKAfollows Valerie Hager through her 10-year career working as an exotic dancer in strip clubs from Mexico to Alaska as she strives to redeem the outcast and addict she had become during adolescence. At 21, newly sober and recently evicted, Valerie is invited by her best friend Raven to work at a strip club in Tijuana, Mexico. An evening that begins in innocence and excitement over making some easy cash seduces her into a 10-year career that tests the limits of friendship and her will to survive. In this solo work, Hager portrays more than a dozen characters that danced in and frequented the clubs.
Hager began crafting NAKED IN ALASKA in 2005. “I was at a place in my life where I was looking back the experiences I had as a meth-addicted teenager and exotic dancer. As I began to share my story, I saw how it impacted and connected with people. I realized I had to develop this part of my life into a performance piece because I believed it could inspire and empower others who have felt different or on the fringe.”
About the Company: Legendary Hearts
To inspire individuals and communities to live their legendary stories together. We are a film and theatre production company that believes in the power of entertainment media to transform lives and the quality of life itself.