Devilicia has been haunting stages (in one manifestation or another) for time immemorial, a hell bound, tassel twirling Dr. Frankenstein, making her obsessions** come alive. ALIVE!
As one of the original founders of Black Cat Burlesque, she and her partners in slime have been putting the bump back into the night since 2003, performing at the NYC Burlesque Festival, competing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame/Exotic World, mesmerizing at Salem's Festival of the Dead, breaking hearts and bones with the La Gata Negra League of Masked Lady Wrestlers and generally leaving a trail of fake blood, glitter and assorted gadgetry all over the Boston area. When not summoning Cthulhu, she can be found bending computers to her will, designing costumes that induce madness, promoting Super Villainry and soldering.
** (primarily, monsters, robots, sharks, luchadors, demons, lasers, cephalopods, quantum physics, flying dinosaurs, and Star Wars)
Busty Keaton is Boston's premier source of cranky old lady burlesque. As the creative director and co-founder of Rogue Burlesque, she's delighted to use both her comedic striptease and copywriting/branding skills, helping to develop nearly 50 shows, a top-rated burlesque class, and the hot resurgence of awkwardness as an asset. Her cast of characters includes an underdog superhero, an anti-sin bully modeled on Carrie Nation, a Very Serious Goth, and a gender-bending Harpo Marx. In 2012, she spoke on the Nerdlesque panel at BurlyCon in Seattle and admitted her love of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Greatest Hits in front of nearly 100 people. She delights in bringing all personalities, bodies, and stories to the stage.
Born from a background in theater and costuming as well as a near-obsession with fantasy novels and video games, Dangrrr Doll has been a performance artist and burlesque dancer since 2006. Known as the Twisted Beauty of New York City, Dangrrr brings classic beauty combined with pop culture savvy and a dose of heavy metal to the stage.
Dangrrr has toured up and down the East Coast, is a regular performer with D20 Burlesque and Gotham Burlesque, and can frequently be seen at such well known NYC venues as Webster Hall and the Slipper Room. She has been featured in Time Out New York, Burlesque Beat, Collegehumor.com, and the New York Times, and is also the 2012 Golden Pastie Award winner of “Cutest Geek in Burlesque”.
Best known for her voluptuous curves and bawdy style, Dixie Douya has been performing burlesque since 2006. The Director of Rogue Burlesque, Dixie has a background in tap, jazz, ballet, and belly dance. She can’t live without her glitter lipstick and array of wigs. In 2008, Dixie learned how to spin fire tassels from the legendary queen of fire herself, Satan’s Angel. Dixie’s influences include Dolly Parton, Bette Midler, and Mae West. She is a proud momma of the Boston burlesque scene and has workshopped scores of new burlesquers through the Lucky 13 Amateur Burlesque Competition sponsored by Rogue Burlesque.
Dizzy Swank has been performing, off and on, since 2006. He first took a burlesque class with the School of Shimmy in New York and the rest of history. He performed at various festivals including Exotic World/BHOF, New York Burlesque Festival, Toronto Burlesque Festival, and the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.
The Glitter Bombs
The Glitter Bombs are a group of Boston-based burlesque dancers who strive to fuse striptease and hip hop dance via chest poppin' and booty droppin'. The Bombs have performed around Boston and Cambridge, most recently in Sparkletown Productions' Strip Hop Hooray. Featured in the act for Alterna-TEASE are Femme Brulée, Jane Doe, Maggie Maraschino, Kid Vicious, Honey Pie, Ginny Nightshade, and Gypsy Lux. For more info, check out theglitterbombs.com!
Jane Doe is ecstatic to be involved with Alterna-TEASE in its fledgling year! She's also proud to be a co-founder of and performer with Bitches of Destiny, and performs with the strip-hop troupe The Glitter Bombs. You can check out the mayhem she's up to with her partner in sparkle crime, Femme Brulée, at www.sparkletownproductions.com. She's obsessed with blood, badassery, burlesque, and finding ways to combine the three. She'll save children, but not the British children.
Lolli Hoops is a sparkly dynamic hoop-burlesque fusion artist. Founding member of the Boston Hoop Troop, Lolli has helped the hoop dance scene grow and thrive for over 10 years. She has been performing burlesque integrating her hoop, circus skills, and comedic twists for over 6 years. Lolli has had the honor of performing burlesque and hoop dance across the country including at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. She is thrilled to be on a team of like minded weirdos to help bring Boston onto the main stage of burlesque in America. Lets keep it Weird & Sexy! www.bostonhooptroop.comwww.lollihoops.com
Lucky Charming is New York City's up-and-coming dapper and diminutive delight. In his short time on the burlesque scene, Lucky has performed in New York, New Jersey, Fire Island, and San Francisco. A regular at Homo Erectus at the Stonewall Inn and a frequent face at Epic Win Burlesque, Lucky is a playful and impish fellow with a definite geek streak.
Miss Madison West
Miss Madison West is a Boston based performer who has been grossly entertaining audiences for 6+ years. She's a pinch of ugly with a butt-load of sexy. She has coined the term "grotesque burlesque" to describe her style... she is... MISS MADISON WEST!
Sirlesque has been Boston's premiere all-male burlesque troupe since February 2011. Since then, they've won their way into the hearts of straight women, gay men, and confused straight men all over Boston and Camberville!
Entertainment for the DERANGED, the PERVERSE, and SLEAZY, and STRANGE! The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts are a active, spunky, spooky troupe ranging impressively in the sub, sub genre that is horror burlesque. Cult refernces? Black metal gyrations? Harmless, mischievous humor? Splatter? Stringy, revealing attire? All original, insane productions? Monsters? Well, that's a good start!! We're hear to make you beg, cry, and scream....... And always for more!
Tea is, dare she admit it, 60 years old. Her message is T is beautiful and age is relative.
T stands for Transgender.
She performs nouveau-burlesque because it is a feminine art usually about audience respect, admiration and support of the artist's pride of self, confidence and expressions of beauty.
Raised by a French mother in a sleepy Midwestern town, Vivienne learned that the world was bigger than the ranch she grew up on. Feeling the fire that is in her last name, she moved on out and hasn't looked back since. Used to breaking broncos and breaking hearts, Vivienne knew that a firm grip and determination would get her where she wanted to be. Vivienne knew that burlesque was the perfect art form for her!
Featuring: Darlinda Just Darlinda
The Village Voice calls DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA a "Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza" and she’s worked as a Burlesque Performer and Producer locally (NYC) and internationally since 2003. Darlinda is one half of the The Schlep Sisters! Proud co-producer of Bushwick Burlesque. Darlinda performed with Taylor Mac in The Lily’s Revenge and at Lincoln Center. She can be found on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Darlinda's crossed over into performance art with her year long "life as art" projects. Darlinda teaches internationally, at the New York School of Burlesque,BurlyCon and lectured for Yale’s infamous Sex Week. The Sundance Channel made her a "Top 10 Badass Burlesque Babe," she was voted in the Top 50 International Burlesque Industry Figures of 2011 and 2012! The recipient of the Golden Pastie Award for The Most Innovative and Creative and The Brooklyn Nightlife Award Winner for Best Burlesque Dancer! USA Today says “It’s hard to top Darlinda.”
Featuring: Sugar Dish
SUGAR DISH (nee Vanessa White) is a director, producer, and choreographer of theatre and dance, most well known for her award-winning burlesque troupe Babes in Boinkland and her holiday smash spectacular The Slutcracker. A formally trained dancer from the age of three, Sugar is living the dream, gleefully yelling back over her shoulder at the nay-sayers to “get bent.” Also, she’s never cutting her bangs again.
The Girl with the Straight A’s and the Double D’s, Debra is a member of Rhinestone Gorilla (and alumna of college troupe Alpha Psi Ecdysia). Though based in New York, Debra has toured coast-to-coast with the troupe, evoking nostalgia and perverting innocent childhood memories from sea to shining sea. When she’s not taking off her clothes, Debra assists the troupe’s producer and has stage managed scripted shows, including Rhinestone Gorilla’s smash hit Animaniacs musical, "Good Idea/Bad Idea," in which she also delighted audiences as Colin the Randy Beaman Kid.
The trick with the treats, Femme Bones is a gorelesque scream queen! Always trying to be creative(and often revolting) with her routines, she's happy to inflict her twisted will as troupe leader, and founder of The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts. Originally trained as a Fosse jazz dancer, Bones dug up a greater love for the spooky, sexy, and messy when she moved to Boston from her original haunt, New Orleans. Better keep your eyes peeled, or she'll do it for you!
Femme Brulée has been seen around Beantown diving into cakes, breaking out of eggshells, leading a chorus line of tap-dancing lobsters, and morphing into a human ice cream sundae. She is the founder and choreographer of the Glitter Bombs (Boston’s Premier Strip Hop Troupe) and is a co-producer at Sparkletown Productions, where she masterminds sell-out, off-beat burlesque shows. Ms. Brulée has performed in the holiday burlesque spectacular, The Slutcracker, for five years, and has appeared in many burlesque shows around New England. femme-brulee.com
in the vanguard of bringing neo-burlesque and striptease classes to Montreal. As if running her own burlesque troupe ; helping to save a burlesque venue ; theatrically teaching the history of Montreal’s Red Light District , and a monthly show the Candyass Cabaret choreographer for the Dead Doll Dancers,Travesty Theatre and Optatif Theatrical Lab.written up in a book by Bill Brownstein about Montreal performers .gave a presentation to urban planners at university about redlight ,cabaret burlesque history of entertainment district history
A fascination for pin ups, '40's photography and scantily clad women of the era inspired Vada James to start strutting her stuff on stage. Mixing sexy and silly, Vada has created acts that tease, taunt and titillate the audience. A graduate from the New York School of Burlesque, Vada can be seen performing all over New York city and is a co-producer of a monthly burlesque show, Delicatease.
Claude Kitten is a Boston-based cabaret performer and performance artist, specializing in narrative-driven medleys. Originally from Indiana and performing since 2001, Kitten is a relative newcomer to the Boston scene but has already performed with some of the best of the best. He is often described as small, strange, and clever.
Madge of Honor
Madge of Honor is a high-concept stripper and queer showman who has performed across the US and UK. Madge takes an incisive and subversive approach to burlesque without sacrificing a single ounce of glamour. Madge is known for three things: brains, body and face. Once, while on display in an art gallery, Madge bounced their titties for 106 consecutive minutes while wearing over 30 inches of weave. Relentless, a force to behold, Madge of Honor entertains while exploding the expectations of the genre. Madge's eyes are always smokey and their taint is well shaved.
Born from a delirious one-night stand between a rabbi from Flatbush Avenue and a Lotte Lenya impersonator, Dot Mitzvah bravely carves a place in the burlesque world with a mix of comedy, music, and good ol' fashioned cheesecake. As a winner of the 2012 Best Hybrid Award (Great Burlesque Expo) and 2012 Best Variety Award (Great Southern Exposure), Dot flexes her operatic muscles in a combination of "high-brow" classical performance and "low-brow" burlesque.
Vanil LaFrappe has been whipping audiences into a frenzy all along the eastern seaboard since 2011. Her performance style has a rock and roll edge and attitude with a side of humor and sass. Vanil has a body-positive philosophy and believes that every person has a beauty and strength all their own. She does burlesque because she just can't stop doing it!
Siren Santina is a burlesque performer, educator, and producer from Tennessee.
She has traveled throughout the country, performing at notable burlesque and vaudeville events such as The New Orleans Burlesque Festival and The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Movers, Shakers, and Innovators” showcase. In 2011 she was crowned the first ever Southern Fried Burlesque Queen at Atlanta’s Southern Fried Burlesque Festival and in 2012 she competed in the World Burlesque Games in London, England. Siren is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Salomé Cabaret and enjoys drinking hard liquor and reading about mummies (simultaneously). Also, she really likes cats.
Lead by the incomparable Juicy D. Light, Rubenesque Burlesque have inspired audiences across the country and challenged the fat-phobic sizist standard with their ample asses and attitudes since 2007. From San Francisco’s world famous Hubba Hubba Revue to New York’s Slipper Room, from Los Angeles’ Monday Night Tease to the Toronto Burlesque Festival, Rubenesque Burlesque gives it to you hot and heavy, pound for pound and always with a ton of fun.
Üla Überbusen is a NYC based burlesque performer, emcee, ukulele songstress, teacher and professional actress. She has produced The Here Kitty Kitty Titty Show, showcasing her ultra-neo Cat Lady Trilogy, and the Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour. Üla played a featured roll in the upcoming Slipper Room produced burlesque film “The Cruel Tale of The Medicine Man,” featuring Julie Atlas Muz and Bunny Luv. She performs regularly around NYC and has been featured at numerous burlesque festivals across the country. Üla holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami and studied with the Shakespeare Theater Company and the NY School of Burlesque.
Holly is a combination of the joy felt by any little kid putting on their costume for trick-o-treating and the manic glee of monsters and killers reveling in blood. Holly's acts tend to stick to the horror/Halloween vein with a healthy dose of humor (albeit black) to lighten things up! Her acts and costumes are to die for!