Wasabassco stage kitten, who really loves her job.
The Tastiest Bite in Burlesque
Image Credits: Douglas Clark.
The Dicey Dame of Burlesque
The Dicey Dame of Burlesque, Anja Keister has been performing burlesque since 2010. She is most known for founding and co-producing her nerdlesque group d20 burlesque, which has been running monthly themed shows in NYC since 2011. Along with producing her own shows, Anja also helps with the production of the international nerdlesque festival.
Anja has brought performances to dexcon, gen con, the escapist expo, steam punk’s world faire and geeky kink event. She has also moderated panels on women in gaming at pax east, pax prime and the escapist expo. In the burlesque world, she has performed at the festivals all over the country winning “Most comedic burlesque act” at the 2015 great southern burlesque expo. She has been featured on animal voices radio, been pictured in the Washington Post, featured in Chickpea Magazine, dubbed a burlesque star of the nerdlesque scene by Time Out NY and called “The sexiest nerd in NYC” by the New York Times.
Bastard Keith is your sophisticated host for the evening.
Our favorite male MC, hands down – every show is different.
The Dashing Dervish
Ben Franklin (and yes, that is his real name) is a New York based variety entertainer who runs the gamut of skills and performances. Working as a professional circus artist, singer, actor, dancer, instrumentalist and teacher, Ben offers a wide range of talents for a variety of performance styles. Co-creator of 2 Ring Circus, a theatrical circus production and performance company, he combines unique theatricality with circus performance with his own particular flair. Performances range from Hula Hooping to aerial work both in Solo and Duo formats on Trapeze, Rope, Lyra, Spanish Web, Hammock & Fabric, Song & Dance and Duo Acrobatics. He is available for performance in traditonal theatrical settings, Burlesque and Ambient Atmosphere.