Eleanor is the artistic director of Dance Naked Productions, a sex-positive theater company based in Portland, OR. She’s toured the world with solo shows Lust & Marriage and How to Really, Really? Really! Love a Woman and produces the Come Inside: A Sex & Culture Theater Festival.
Vana is an actress and a therapist, and loves to put her hands in the dirt. She is a resident artist at Artist Repertory Theater, and has acted on stages all over Portland (and has popped up in more than a few Gus Van Sant films).
Eleanor loves ecstatic dance, hot springs, high swings, and any opportunity to fling off her clothes. She is a proud pleasure activist, an erotic creative, and a lover of bodies in all shapes and sizes. She is eternally grateful to have parents who didn’t squash her self-expression, and who encouraged a belief in gender equality, sexual sovereignty and racial justice.
Vana is known for her affinity for crosswords, detective novels, and spoiling the grand children. Travel is a life long passion and one she can’t wait to return to. She and her husband Mike love to hit the road in their teardrop trailer and cook out under the stars.
Eleanor discovered Thunderpants while looking for a mother’s day gift, and couldn’t be more proud to pose with her mama for a local, ethically-resourced, woman-owned company!
Vana’s happiest moments onstage have been with her daughter Eleanor (Eleanor wrote that). Friends and cast mates will attest to the deliciousness of her cinnamon rolls.