Whore’s Eye View is a mad dash through 10,000 years of history from a sex worker’s perspective. Equal parts history lecture, stand up comedy, and personal storytelling, Kaytlin Bailey masterfully unpacks the age-old stigma surrounding the oldest profession.
Weaving history, comedic storytelling, and the wisdom of lived experience, Kaytlin artfully unpacks the complex, age-old stigma underpinning a status quo designed to keep women in their place. Kaytlin’s eye opening message is a compassionate, clarion call, a crash course in history, and a game changing roadmap for progress that can be sustained once and for all.
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She is a globally recognized leader in the sex worker rights movement, quoted in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, New York Post, The Village Voice, The Nation, and on NBC. She has written op-eds for Huffington Post, Reason, The Daily Beast, and Vice. She has been invited to speak on Fox Business, Sirius XM, Yale Law School, Penn University, and UCLA. She has been featured on Lifetime, and appeared on countless podcasts as a comic and expert on the history of sex work.
Kaytlin Bailey started The Oldest Profession Podcast in 2017, where each episode focuses on an “old pro” from history, contextualizing that figure in their own time and connecting their story to the ongoing struggle for sex worker rights. In 2020 she founded Old Pros, a non profit media organization creating conditions to change the status of sex workers in society. Her first one woman show, Cuntagious, enjoyed sold out performances and an extended run in multiple NYC theater festivals in 2016. Kaytlin Bailey has toured with the CAKE Comedy Tour, performing stand up all over the country.
Kaytlin’s views are backed by Amnesty International, The World Health Organization, Human Rights Watch, and UNAids who all agree that the decriminalization of sex work is the only policy that reduces violence.
This issue is at a tipping point with active campaigns to decriminalize sex work in 11 states, including DC. Just last year New York, Seattle, WA and California stopped arresting people for “loitering for the purposes of prostitution,” and according to Public Policy Polling 44% of voters are ready to end the criminalization of the oldest profession.
Vanessa Morosco (she/her) is a New York based multi-hyphenate theatre practitioner who focuses on the intersectional spirit of collaboration through an ethical framework. As a director, she has created productions for several theatres, including the American Shakespeare Center, Harlem Shakespeare Festival, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Historic Cultch Theater (Vancouver), Gateway Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, The Tank, and Palm Beach Dramaworks. She is an ongoing collaborator with Clutch Productions in New York, and is deeply committed to developing new plays by women-identifying playwrights. She is currently developing and directing Kaytlin Bailey’s one-woman show Whore’s Eye View.
Vanessa represents one half of the 50/50 SHAKESPEARE PROJECT, which seeks to create gender equity in the workplace of Shakespeare’s plays, and she directed the world premiere of Hamlet 50/50 at Shakespeare Notre Dame in 2023 (5050shakespeare.com). As the co-founder of iMPACT DRAMA, she consults for multinational corporations to create drama-based content for use in training and development, focusing on global diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias, power harassment, and cultural awareness. (impactdrama.net) Vanessa is a member of SDC, AEA, and holds an M.A. in Ethics from Yale University. (vanessamorosco.com)
Stephanie Alvarado Prugh is a NYC based Dramaturg and Producer. She produces the celebrated Lyrics and Lyricists Series at the 92nd Street Y, New York. Recent dramaturgical works include the award-winning newly revised The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Transport Group, The Muny, Denver Center Theatre Company), and the award-winning new musical, Renascence (Transport Group). Regional Credits include The Glass Menagerie, The Secret Garden and Twelve (Denver Center Theatre Company), Blueprints to Freedom, Indecent, and Guards at the Taj (La Jolla Playhouse). Stephanie holds a PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Old Pros Director of Brand & Growth
With a background in documentary filmmaking, design, website development, and online business training, Leah brings respect for and knowledge of mental health, diverse wisdom traditions, and leading edge technology to create unique solutions for each collaboration she undertakes.
Leah Moon studied at Rhode Island School of Design and is a graduate of Smith College with a dual degree in the Study of Women and Gender and Studio Art with a concentration in Electronic Media. In addition to being a Reiki Master Teacher, Leah is also trained as an herbalist, Medicine Caller, and is an award winning photographer.
Leah Moon is an artist and healer who has fully embraced the Internet. She designs and produces branding, online spaces, and business support plans for changemakers. She's collaborated with Kaytlin Bailey at Old Pros since 2020. You can learn more about her work at withleahmoon.com.
Old Pros is a non-profit media organization creating conditions to change the status of sex workers in society. Changing minds is critical for driving the cultural and legislative breakthroughs required to secure human rights and opportunities for sex workers. Media, art and storytelling are powerful levers for shifting beliefs and breaking down taboos. Old Pros produces persuasive content and compelling events. We bring people together and we change people’s minds. Old Pros produces a weekly newsletter, The Oldest Profession Podcast, the Old Pros Show in NYC, and Founder & Executive Director Kaytlin Bailey’s live show, Whore’s Eye View.
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Carole Montgomery worked to develop Whore’s Eye View from 2019 – 2022 and historian Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher contributed research to show from 2020 – 2022.