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By Women For Women Soundtrack

Featuring James Blake/ Simon & Garfunkel / Feist / Corinne Bailey Rae

Performances :: O. Snap & Po’Chop

Incredible Art :: Sam Kirk

Oct.25th / Joffery Tower

Black As Eye Wanna Be Photos

Photography X Eve Studnicka

Costume Design X VAM

Featuring Double Dix, Switch the Boi Wonder, & O. Snap!

Only 19 days until you can catch me in my only performance this month
By Women for Women
The Women’s Action Committee of Center on Halsted presents another By Women For Women, featuring a silent auction with custom designs by LGBTQ Artists Andy Bellomo and Sam Kirk to benefit Affinity Community Services.Burlesque performance by Po’Chop!
Visit the event page on FB or visit the Center on Halsted’s website for more of the juicy details.

Only 19 days until you can catch me in my only performance this month

By Women for Women

The Women’s Action Committee of Center on Halsted presents another By Women For Women, featuring a silent auction with custom designs by LGBTQ Artists Andy Bellomo and Sam Kirk to benefit Affinity Community Services.

Burlesque performance by Po’Chop!

Visit the event page on FB or visit the Center on Halsted’s website for more of the juicy details.

Here’s to Mama Joni. A beautiful spirit who was in the audience for the Vaudezilla Student Showcase last Friday.  She grabbed my hand after the show and in that grasp I felt the presence of my grandmother. As her words ,”You are beautiful. Amazing dancer” washed over me. We embraced each other and I allowed some of my favorite moments I shared with my grandmother to fill my mind. I lingered on the time I found her huddled under a hand dryer in the bathroom of the municipal building where I was having a dance recital. She turned to me  as I yanked open the door, “Granny! It is NOT that cold.” Surprised, she pulled her hand from under the dry and turned to me. “Well I’ll be.” Her hands were pressed into her chest now as her eyes took in the yards of white chiffon that made up my costume. “Jennifer, you just happen to be the most beautiful thing in this building. You are, just, an angel.” She had my 8 year old body wrapped in her arms before I could resist. A warm embrace of sweet flowers and soft flesh that other grandmothers can give. As I embraced Mama Joni, it was that same softness and warmth that enveloped me. I am grateful to have shared such a tender moment with such an inviting woman. Grateful for the ability to be vulnerable in order to feel the presence of past loved ones. Grateful. 

Here’s to Mama Joni. A beautiful spirit who was in the audience for the Vaudezilla Student Showcase last Friday.  She grabbed my hand after the show and in that grasp I felt the presence of my grandmother. As her words ,”You are beautiful. Amazing dancer” washed over me. We embraced each other and I allowed some of my favorite moments I shared with my grandmother to fill my mind. I lingered on the time I found her huddled under a hand dryer in the bathroom of the municipal building where I was having a dance recital. She turned to me  as I yanked open the door, “Granny! It is NOT that cold.” Surprised, she pulled her hand from under the dry and turned to me. “Well I’ll be.” Her hands were pressed into her chest now as her eyes took in the yards of white chiffon that made up my costume. “Jennifer, you just happen to be the most beautiful thing in this building. You are, just, an angel.” She had my 8 year old body wrapped in her arms before I could resist. A warm embrace of sweet flowers and soft flesh that other grandmothers can give. As I embraced Mama Joni, it was that same softness and warmth that enveloped me. I am grateful to have shared such a tender moment with such an inviting woman. Grateful for the ability to be vulnerable in order to feel the presence of past loved ones. Grateful. 

The Roux: A Spicy Brown Burlesque Show

Still feeling the high from being apart of such a powerfully, talented brown cast. Grateful for an audience that showed up and hurled so much of their energy to the stage.  It’s not everyday that I get to look at the cast photo from a show and see a full range of brown skin. Thank you Blu Reine for having me among such a talented cast and for working towards creating safe spaces for a brown queer like myself. #theroux 

Ya’ll have one more time to catch Er’man at the Chicago Fringe Festival!

SEPT 6 @ 7 PM. <——THAT’S TOMORROW! 

Which means if you play your cards right you can catch me in two different shows on the same night in the same building. (Black As Eye Wanna Be, Sept 6, @ 8:30 pm)

That’s called convenience… and also Samantha Lee’s original song she wrote just for Er’man is every bit as beautiful and enamoring live!

ALL THE REASONS TO SEE SOME REALLY GREAT ART AND SUPPORT! 

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Vaudezilla’s JV performs at Stage 773 in Chicago- August 1, 2014

Images (C) 2014 Megan Gallagher/Singing Raven Photography

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Black As Eye Wanna Be Soundtrack :: Featuring music from Roberta Flack to Lauryn Hill and so much more! 

Come experience the show at the Chicago Fringe Festival only 2 more chances!

TH Sept 4 @ 10 pm

SAT Sept 6 @ 8:30 pm

Featured on the Stinking Onion Stage, 5320 W Giddings! With a stellar cast :: Precious Davis, Shea Coulee, Switch the Boi Wonder, O. Snap! & Double Dixon!

Head over to the the Chicago Fringe Festival Website for all the deets!

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein (via zeldawilliams)

This all of this.

This Friday I&#8217;ll be making my ATL debut as part of the Clubesque cast were I plan on being the baddest ass muthafucka in the building cause you know.. PO&#8217;CHOP! 

This Friday I’ll be making my ATL debut as part of the Clubesque cast were I plan on being the baddest ass muthafucka in the building cause you know.. PO’CHOP!