New year: new call for proposals, and this week’s Picks of the Glitter.
2014 is off to a roaring start…
First off, Seattle’s beloved multi-disciplinary boylesque collective Mod Carousel are off to Sydney, Australia. Paris Original, Trojan Original, and the’Luminous Pariah will be joined by Raven (“Mr. Boylesque Australia 2012”) in Gentlemen of a Particular Persuasion. The show is January 11, and though it’s unlikely most of us can make the trip, we’re incredibly proud of them and can’t wait to hear about their adventures.
Seattle’s Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover, Iva Handfull, Mod Carousel, Sydni Deveraux, Catherine D’Lish, and Miss Indigo Blue have all placed on the annual “Burlesque Top 50” list with our good friends over at 21st Century Burlesque. Read the full listing (so far) over HERE.
Calendar Girls hits one of the best burlesque venues in town, the Jewelbox Theater at the Rendezvous January 10 & 11. With a different burlesquer for each month, our only not-so-secret wish is that someone – anyone – will do an act to “Girl For All Seasons”…
Get tix HERE.
Miss January – Whisper De Corvo
Miss February – Maggie McMuffin
Miss March – Olatsa Assassin
Ms. and Mr. April – Scarlett O’Hairdye & Bolt Action
Miss May – The Shanghai Pearl
Miss June – Dizzy Von Damn
Miss July – Polly Wood
Miss August – Lady Drew Blood
Miss September – Crystal Tassels
Miss October – Scandal From Bohemia
Miss November – Seraphina Fiero
Miss December – Persephone Illyri
This was bound to happen…Monty Python finally meets burlesque. The mysterious Cock & Crow Present: Every Sequin is Sacred: A Burlesque Inspired by Monty Python January 10 & 11 at the Theatre Off Jackson. Here’s the details:
“This show is inspired by the wit and crassness of the good chaps of Monty Python, with more than tongue in cheek…like a little T & A, and maybe a knob. Join us as we salute the many sketches, and move you with the movies. Burlesque is used to extravagance, but in keeping with the style of Monty Python we have encouraged each performer to keep every “Sequin Sacred” and will be judged on their $75 or under costume and props by the audience.”
Whisper De Corvo
Bunny Von Bunsmore
Mae Kim Beg
Lexi Luthor & Seymoure Skin
Hosted by Rebecca Mmm Davis
Theatre Off Jackson
409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
January 10-11 at 7pm, get tix HERE.
Finally…this has been posted on Facebook and we felt it was well worth sharing. Producers Heidi Von Haught and Randi Rascal of Clown Stripper Productions have issued an open letter calling for proposals for their brilliant series’ latest installment, That’s F*cked Up! 5. Read on (or refer to the original posting HERE):
Dearest Friends and Family-
For the past half-decade, That’s Fucked Up! has brought you not just the shocking and provocative, but the thought-provoking and transformative. The concept of “fucked up” is broad; we’ve been honored to host a vast celebration of challenging social commentary over the years, but the time has come to lay this particular iteration to rest. This will be the final TFU for the foreseeable future.
Know that the concept that made TFU great is not going away. “Fucked up” is not exhausted. Heidi and Randi, under the banner of Clown Stripper Productions, will continue to produce great boundary-pushing art, building upon the ground that TFU broke. The essence of TFU will continue–and maybe even grow–in our upcoming work.
So this is the time to pull out all the stops–if you’ve been incubating a gloriously horrifying act idea, now is the time to pitch it!
The venue will again by ReBar and the dates are Feb 21st, 22nd, 28th and March 1st.
As an art form, we believe burlesque is at its most powerful when performances evoke strong emotions and encourage audiences to question their cultural beliefs. We endeavor to bring together a cast of performers who are passionately dedicated to their art and willing to create performances that are challenging in both their content and delivery. We believe that discomfort leads to growth. Therefore, we are working to create a show that is entertaining and difficult, compelling and provocative.
Due to the large amount of interest and limited space for That’s Fucked Up, we will again be doing a dual process of written proposals and live auditions. If you are interested in performing in this show, please begin by writing us an email detailing your concept and how you will convey it. Please describe the arc and plot of the number in as much detail as possible, and include information about music and costuming. You do not need to write a novel, but do give us a clear description of what your act is about and how you will pull it off. Send this email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 12th, 2014.
We will review all act proposals and select a small number for audition, to be held January 19th from 12-4 p.m. Since we are not total d-bags, this audition does not require that your costuming or even choreography be complete; we only want to get a solid idea about your act concept and ability to execute it.
We know that auditioning can be a vulnerable process and that TFU invites people to put deeply personal and difficult material on stage. We will strive to create an act selection process that is gentle and loving. No ideas are out of bounds and all applications will be considered. We love you all even if we do not choose your number.
Randi and Heidi