After winning a Overall Excellence award at FringeNYC, Naked in Alaska sold-out its entire run at Chicago Fringe.
A young woman on the verge of eviction. A best friend who offers an adventure she can't refuse. A ten-year career that tests the limits of friendship and the will to survive.
Naked In Alaska is the true story of Valerie Hager's career as an exotic dancer in clubs from Mexico to Alaska to California. Told with live pole dancing and over a dozen characters who danced in and frequented these clubs, Naked In Alaska is a fearless look at the objects we make of ourselves to fit in and the buried truths we must face to have a chance of coming home.
Valerie dreamed of writing this show for years. She started working on Naked In Alaska in 2009 as she began to face the consequences of choices she had made in her 20s. After struggling with a meth addiction and eating disorders since she was 13, she had entered her 20s newly sober and desperate for a new life. And right then Raven appeared.
A wild adventure into exotic dancing sounded perfect… but adventures aren't always what they appear.