So thrilled to bring back Bechdel Test Burlesque this year with co-producers Jo Jo Stiletto, Scarlett O'Hairdye, Sophie Maltease and associate producer Sin De Le Rosa!
Naked. Nerdy. Feminist. This is Bechdel Test Burlesque. The superpowered byproduct of the intersection of feminism and pop culture returns for a sequel! This year, fourteen performers join forces to build a more feminist world through smart, sexy, nerdy burlesque.
Headlined by NYC's Miss Poison Ivory and hosted by The Showgirl Scholar, Sailor St. Claire, this year's edition of Bechdel Test Burlesque celebrates a banner year for women in pop culture with performances by Bolt Action, Boom Boom L'Roux, Cafe Au Lait Ole, Hyacinth Lee, Kiki Mustang, The Lady B, Sara Dipity, Satira Sin, Scarlett O'Hairdye, Sin de la Rosa, Sophie Maltease, and Verity Germaine.
Produced in association with GeekGirlCon, the country's foremost convention celebrating the female geek, Bechdel Test Burlesque will be the geekiest, most feminist burlesque show in the history of burlesque shows. Bechdel Test Burlesque will offer convention attendees, Seattle burlesque fans, and geeks of all stripes two chances to experience this epic event with shows on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 pm at Re-Bar in Seattle (1114 Howell St). Tickets start at $20 for general admission. VIP tickets, which include a seat in a reserved section closest to the stage, are $35.
Black Widow may not have her own movie yet, but she will get to host her own burlesque show. Your move, Marvel.
Official Sponors: Ugly Baby (Shower Art - waterproof art you can hang in your shower), Espionage Cosmetics, Northwest Press, Skydottir Epic Cookies, Archive Six, and Official Media Sponsor The Nerdhole Podcast.
Date: Friday, October 9 & Saturday, October 10
Times: 7:30 PM (Doors 7:00)
Cost: $20 General Admission, $35 VIP.
Place: Re-Bar (1114 Howell St.)
Accessibility: Re-Bar is wheelchair accessible.
Tickets go on sale 9/2, so get those trigger fingers ready and get yours!
I am thrilled to announce that I am performing in this year's official burlesque event at Emerald City Comic Con! The last time ECCC produced an event, I was unable to perform, or even watch, because I was locked in my basement office at the university taking my PhD qualifying exams. And while I did get to boogie down during some writing breaks, I know for a fact that being trapped in the green room of ACT with all of these sexy, nearly-naked weirdos is going to be 100% better than dancing in my office in order to stave off exams madness.
Tickets are on sale NOW, so get yours before they disappear!
Sailor St. Claire is The Showgirl Scholar. A Seattle-based burlesque performer, she has been offering audiences an education in the humanitease since 2009.