Opening night of Black As Eye Wanna Be at the Chicago Fringe Festival was EVERYTHING! An evening that was filled with joy and passion and honesty.  I think the best part was looking out to see my [chosen] family there. Support. I felt extremely lucky to be edified and loved by such giving, talented folks. This show has taught me so much about collaboration, dedication, love, patience, communication, expectation. I feel overwhelmed with all of the feels. 

For those of ya’ll who were there. Thank you! 

For those that weren’t: You have 2 more chances :: Sept 4th & Sept 6th! 

Head over to the Chicago Fringe Festival to purchase your tickets! 

I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger for life that gnaws in us all, to keep alive in our hearts a sense of the inexpressibly human.
Richard Wright  [Black Boy]
Cause not all of us have the natural ability to serve FACE.
Register for this workshop and others at www.vaudezilla.com

Cause not all of us have the natural ability to serve FACE.

Register for this workshop and others at www.vaudezilla.com

Ya’ll, tickets for the Chicago Fringe Festival are officially for sale!
You have 3 opportunities to check out Black As Eye Wanna Be :: 8/29, 9/4, 9/6. (Stay Tuned for cast and guest performer announcements as well as fancy ass promotional images from no other than KIAM!)
Head over the the Chicago Fringe Festival for full look at their schedule and to buy your ticket!
*Important note :: An admission button is required to attend any Festival event.  Admission buttons are $5. 

Ya’ll, tickets for the Chicago Fringe Festival are officially for sale!

You have 3 opportunities to check out Black As Eye Wanna Be :: 8/29, 9/4, 9/6. (Stay Tuned for cast and guest performer announcements as well as fancy ass promotional images from no other than KIAM!)

Head over the the Chicago Fringe Festival for full look at their schedule and to buy your ticket!

*Important note :: An admission button is required to attend any Festival event.  Admission buttons are $5. 

Whether in a raw rehearsal setting, under the spotlight of a theatre performance, or blasting through my earbuds, Samantha Lee’s voice has the power of renewing my trust in love, sincerity and the necessity of life’s ugliness.

I am drawn to performers/artist who dance on the line of safety and control. I am drawn to Samantha Lee because I believe her when she sings. And for me, her voice and performances come from a place of vulnerability and boldness. I don’t remember what show I first saw her in but I do remember that my jaw was on the ground and my face was wet with tears. I remember leaving the space feeling changed and cut open…I remember really wanting to be call her my friend, or collaborator or associate or something. I remember I wanted to know more…

This Friday you can experience the talented, mad cool, and smart as fuck Samantha Lee as Vaudezilla celebrates me, PO’CHOP, as an effort to raise money for my Chicago Fringe Festival Show, Black as Eye Wanna Be. In our new weekly show, Follies, every Friday you can expect Vaudezilla performers to present a mix of repertoire favorites and brand-new acts fresh from their creative minds.   

Don’t forget to bring your dollar bills for rad ass raffle prizes and shit.

Tickets can be purchased HERE!

Come Support the Cause!

Excited to bring my “For the Record” act to V! Follie Show. With an updated costume that features work by the one and only Red Rum.
I can’t wait to share Red Rum’s awesome, creations on Friday.  She has made one of my far fetched dreams a reality.

 * Side Note :: Red Rum has just launched her own T-Shirt design and I’m not even gonna lie I can not wait to rock my own Red Rum crop top in the near future.  Check out these designs on her etsy page. 

Excited to bring my “For the Record” act to V! Follie Show. With an updated costume that features work by the one and only Red Rum.

I can’t wait to share Red Rum’s awesome, creations on Friday.  She has made one of my far fetched dreams a reality.

 * Side Note :: Red Rum has just launched her own T-Shirt design and I’m not even gonna lie I can not wait to rock my own Red Rum crop top in the near future.  Check out these designs on her etsy page. 

We Love...Shea Couleé

Shea Coulee should be a constant reminder to us all to work harder, to remain humble and to always edify our community and peers.  Check out this bomb ass interview to see what I mean!

Ya’ll, this weekend is Fierce Queer Burlesque Festival!
I am so fucking excited to be returning to this festival to celebrate queerness within the burlesque community.  

Ya’ll, this weekend is Fierce Queer Burlesque Festival!

I am so fucking excited to be returning to this festival to celebrate queerness within the burlesque community.  

Support You’re So Talented!

Ya’ll, Sam Bailey is a talented as fuck writer and performer that is about to kill the game with her web series, You’re So Talented.  All I’m saying is I ain’t got much but I supported the cause! 19 days left! 

SUPPORT YOU’RE SO TALENTED!

Also head on over to the You’re So Talented website to get in the know! www.youresotalented.net

 

So proud of my original Tenderloins…

Vaudezilla’s JV! 

Who will be making their debut on the festival circuit @ the Windy City Burlesque Festival opening party this Wednesday!

Come drink PBR and support not on V! JV but all of the other talented folks that will be setting the stage ablaze! 

See you at Lincoln Tap Room!