The two German performers play feckless, pseudo-talented raver-artists in a series of interactions ranging from arguments and slapstick dance-failure to sadly sincere karaoke and explicit, yet strangely abstracted, sex acts. I asked a friend if my going topless in this show would make her lose any respect for me. The audience — friends and colleagues, family members and even strangers — were generally much cooler about the show's content than I imagined. Does it matter that no one is enjoying it? Photo by Maximilian Pramatarov. FEST is about a theatermaker Dimchev playing himself being recruited to perform at a Danish festival, and encountering a number of challenges—personal and public—in creating that performance, including an aggressively submissive technician, a murderous critic, and his own intellectual and emotional qualms. Our show was like that, but the fisticuffs were connubial. I haven't been 15 years married to anyone, but I think that's what it would be like. Because Alexandra is diabolical, the stage direction said only that "something sexlike happens and it is actually sexy. For better or worse, there is a cultural seriousness to female nudity. The dedicated actor is at work Sex is not the only important thing going on in FEST, which is probably key to its success. I try one final time to ascertain with Bradshaw what is in the ejaculatory mix. And it was wicked hot. I could still chicken out, but it would be that: Still, one could argue that most art is themed around sex—power and love, two of the most common themes particularly in performance , are concepts deeply rooted in sex. Oh, he does that in real life, and that's what it looks like when he does it.