Welcome To Bad in Bed LIVE!

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Are you ready to get real? Award-winning author Shelby Simpson has taken her no-holds-barred, grandma-panties-and-all, walk-of-no-shame book, “We’re All Bad In Bed,” and adapted it for the stage. You are entering a boozy and non-judgemental atmosphere where you are encouraged to blush, laugh so hard you snot, and sing along with the raunchiest rap the 90s has to offer!

Bad in Bed LIVE! is more than a stage show and more than a book reading. It’s a freaky-ass party like you’ve never seen before! So go get a drink (or three) from the bar and settle in for some fun!

Tonight’s Opening Act

We’re Revving Our Engines

Calvin Arsenia opens the evening with his mind-blowing talent. Your beloved native who has gained a following in France, Scotland, and Austria is ready to ignite your sensual senses and pluck your good-time strings. Shit's about to get REAL.

Meet The Cast

Hoochies Need Stage Shows Too

Bad in Bed LIVE! is filled with deliciously scandalous stories brought to life by our ultra talented cast of artists:


Shelby Simpson - Creator & Producer

Shelby Simpson is an Oklahoma born author, adventurer and all-around ragamuffin. For a decade, she traveled the world absorbing lessons in culture and storytelling. Her 1st book, Good Globe, Good Globe, won 3 awards: 1st place Pacific Book Awards, 2nd and 3rd place CIPA EVVY Book Awards (motivational and memoir categories). Her 2nd book, We’re All Bad in Bed (inspiration for this production) earned 4 out of 5 stars from San Francisco Book Review and continues to garner stellar appraisal.


Cristela Carrizales - Rapper

Cristela is a respected Oklahoma City actor, singer, and improvisor. Currently, she is the Artistic Director of OKC Improv as well as the founder of The City Cabaret OKC.


Deonna Cattledge

Deonna Marie Cattledge is a professional classical singer, a celebrity vocal coach, a professional actress and host of Wednesdays With You, a Facebook series. Deonna has performed in venues and on stages all over the country as well as internationally including the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and the 2018 Atlanta Black Theater Festival.


LaKeysta Tipton Goree - Dancer

LaKeysta Tipton-Goree is a proud mother of 2 brilliant, energetic children that keep her challenged and young. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BFA degree in dance performance. After graduating, LaKeysta had the pleasure of performing as a company member in Oklahoma’s first jazz/hip hop company, RACE, alongside many inspiring artists then producing and directing shows for The RACEy Show and Junior/Teen RACE.


Emma Prilaman - Flow Artist

Emma Prilaman is currently dancing and teaching with Perpetual Motion Dance - an OKC based modern and aerial dance company, as well as performing as a hoop dancer and flow artist while teaching throughout the state.


Rachel Runnels - Dancer

Rachel Runnels has a musical theatre background but fell madly in love with dance at the age of 18. She has a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma, currently teaches dance, and coaches a high school pom squad. She recently retired her own poms after a four year run as an NBA cheerleader for the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Chris Shepard - Lead Dancer

Chris Shepard is in his senior year in the Dance Department at the University of Central Oklahoma. He has performed with Rhythmically Speaking for over fourteen years and is a 6-year member of R.A.C.E. Dance Company’s Men of Race.


Stephen Wafer - Dancer

Stephen Wafer (aka Dr. D.) received his bachelor’s degree in dance performance at the University of Central Oklahoma. He now dances in the professional dance company R.A.C.E., which he has been a part of for 6 years. But most importantly, his favorite color is Matte Grey, he is a Scorpio, empathetic, and loves seeing the joy in others! And yes, the D. stands for Dimples.

Meet The Crew

It’s the most fun you can have with your pants on

Matthew Alvin Brown - Director

Hui Cha Poos - Choreographer

Neely + Queen – Stylist/Interior Designers

Audrey Mantia - Production Stage Manager

Matthew A. Sykes – Sound Designer

Refresh Creative Management - Social Media & Marketing

Katie Ketchum Talley -Photography

Austin Nieves - Sizzlin' Swing Dancer

Chris Reader - Tech Wizard

Darrian Brimberry - Light Ninja

Taylor Rouse - Stage Management Magician

Mary Wuestewald - Marketing team member for the book We’re All Bad in Bed

Jake McClure - Marketing team member for the book We’re All Bad in Bed