We want to address our friends, fellow performers and fans.
As many of you in the community may or may not have heard, there have been concerns raised about the safety of performers at the Michigan Burlesque Festival. We take this very seriously and this is a top priority for us. We will have a strict ZERO-TOLERANCE policy in place at the festival, but for now we wanted to reach out to you all to let you know that we are listening and considering everything being said as we work hard on this year’s festival preparation. We will always commit to providing a safe work environment where people will be comfortable and free to be the creative and beautiful performers that they are. If you know about instances of inappropriate conduct or anything else you feel needs to be reported that may have happened at our festival, we invite you to contact us directly and confidentially. We promise to listen and to address all issues brought to our attention professionally and as promptly as we can.
We wish you all well and look forward to creating another successful and enjoyable Michigan Burlesque Festival. We will keep the lines of communication open, so please bring these issues to us directly. We are invested in this community and will work however we can toward ensuring that all issues of sexual harassment, bullying, slander and any other inappropriate behaviors are addressed, and the appropriate actions are taken.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or questions –
It’s the “Honey Badger of Burlesque” herself. This award-winning “Power House of the Midwest” is the producer of Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly Revue and LEZ Dance. She is also an assoc. artistic director of the Show-Me Burlesque Festival. She was crowned Miss Viva Las Vegas in 2012 (being the first African American winner), 2013 Shimmy Showdown Champion, and reigning 2014 Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. Jeez is a lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics. For more information on Jeez Loueez, visit her website at: http://jeezloueez.me
This New York sensation has charmed stages all around the globe with his comedic and charismatic approach to contemporary burlesque. An honored guest to Dita Von Teese’s touring show “Strip Strip Hooray;” it is no wonder that he won “Most Comedic” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2013, and “Mr. Exotic World – King of Boylesque” in 2014. For more information on Mr. Gorgeous, visit his website at:
Known as the “Queen of Halloween”, Red Rum is infamous for her unique theatrical burlesque and performance pieces, that combine elements of sex, death and humor. She is the co-producer at Pervesk’ Presents in Chicago. For more information on Red Rum, visit her webpage at: http://redrumperformanceart.com/home.html
Cleveland’s Queen of Burlesque returns to the Michigan Burlesque Festival. Bella is a producer for the Ohio Burlesque Festival, an instructor at the Cleveland Burlesque Academy, and boss lady for award-winning burlesque troupe, Le Femme Mystique. She is a dedicated LGBT and women’s right activist, and is about to launch the first Hispanic Burlesque Showcase in Cleveland on May 5th. To check out more information about Bella, visit her webpage at: http://www.BellaSin.com
Incase you need that reminder since it a few months away, you can follow the event page for the 5th annual Michigan Burlesque Festival here —–> MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL EVENT PAGE
We are looking for: burlesque, boylesque, drag, dancers, musicians, singers,hula hoopers, fire performers, acrobats, aerialists, sideshow performers, magicians, comedians & vaudevillians, and everything in between.
Application deadline is June 15th, 2017
Click link below for more details and application!