Looking back at 2013, I am content with all the wonderful happenings!
Let’s start with January
when I won the Brooklyn Night Life Award
for Best Burlesque Dancer!
was my Performance Art Burlesque Student Showcase and I got to see more students grow as performers!
March Bushwick Burlesque
moved to our new and beloved venue Bizarre AND a successful Burlesque Benefit for Burlesque Legend Jean Idelle so that she could attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame, she ended up being to ill to attend, but there was lots of press and acclamation that was sent her way and we were able to send Camille 2000 in her place!
was a delightful performance with Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser called a Brave Nude World!
was my two favorite events Night of a Thousand Stevies AND The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend!
Scary Ben and I went to New Orleans, where we fell in love with the city AND fell more in love with each other and got ENGAGED! (No, we still haven’t set a date, you’ll know when it happens!)We also produced a show called The Just Scary Story at Coney Island, further inspiring us to move beyond the “normal” and into the wild, bizarre and absurd!
was The Schlep Sisters Annual Show at Coney Island which we called Funny Lady Burlesque, and it WAS funny!!
I headlined Alternatease in Boston, the first ever Alternative Burlesque Festival!
I was in a fantastic play called The Dead Dream Machine at a new Bushwick Theater called La Luz AND The New York Burlesque Festival (photo above!)
, I performed at The Dirty Devils Peepshow at Theatre Bizarre in Detroit was deeply inspired and also spent some time with Detroit Legend of Burlesque Toni Elling.
I taught at BurlyCon and did a mini west coast tour!
started with Tooth Box: a Vagina Dentata Competition AND Menorah Horah!!
So you can see why 2013 was SO WONDERFUL! Let’s see what 2014 has to offer!!January’s goodness
starts on the 2nd with Flirting with Burlesque
, every Thursday at The New York School of Burlesque!
Then continuing with First Tuesday’s at Bizarre Scary O’rrible Pie Presents: Worst Ideas Cabaret Vol. 2; Presented by Just Scary Presents!
(worst title ever? you get the point!)
2nd and 4th Tuesdays I’m MCing at Victrola Burlesque
while Ula Uberbusen is away!
The 3rd Tuesday of the Month is Bushwick Burlesque: A Spectacle of Absurdity Volume 3
and we have A STELLAR CAST for you Tigger!, Perle Noire, Machine Dazzle, Holly Ween (Miss Vagina Dentata 2013), Rita MenWeep (Miss Coney Island 2013) Eric Schmalenberger, Alexander Spitfire, and MORE!!