Gal About Town

UPCOMING SHOWS!

Friday November 30th – Allways Lounge – 9pm

Crescent City Burlesque Weekender -Reigning Unicorn Competition

Sunday December 9th – Cafe IStanbul – 7pm

MAKE UP improv + drag : Stocking Stuffers!

Monday December 10th – Southern Rep Theater – 8pm

Mondays are a Drag w/ Gayle King Kong

Friday December 21st – Saturn Bar – 9pm

SLAAP’D with Smokestack Lightning and Ariel Androgyny

COMING SOON!

THE UNTUCKED TASSEL

A Tribute to the Legendary Ecdysiasts of Gender Illusion
2019

 

 

Horsefeathers!

a cabaret for people like us!

A Spectacular Spectacle of Uplifting Comedy, Burlesque, and Variety that celebrates the sensational qualities of the human experience!

Do you cry alone in the bathroom at work?  Finish off imaginary arguments hours later in the shower?  Still think your mom can tell when you eat those cookies in bed like a grown up?

It’s High-Functioning Entertainment for the Emotionally Stifled!

This Quarterly Creature Feature is
Pure Malarkey!  Balderdash!   PHOOEY!

With appearances by local and traveling talent, Horsefeathers is a tribute to the zany, show stopping performances that reminisce the stages of the Ziegfeld Follies.  Entertainment that’s sure to keep you clutching your pearls and holding your breath. Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and join Precious Ephemera for an evening to remember!

 

A portion of proceeds benefit The Inherently Valid Fund to support Trans* Identified Community Members and People who are Differently-Abled  in the Performing Arts.

 HORSEFEATHERS one-of-a-kind shirts and totes made to order – simply fill out this form!

 

The Untucked Tassel

The Untucked Tassel is a Tribute to the Legendary Ecdysiasts of Gender Illusion.

I’ve Joined forces with Selma Bawdy (Bobby Barnaby) to launch a touring revue that culminates in a Grand Tournament celebrating the gender diversity across the globe in Burlesque with deep acknowledgement of the gender variant performers who came before us.

Our Journey Begins Dec 2018

We’ve put together a real double act and we’re traveling the country scouting talent and sharing the stage with entertainers making the most innovative striptease while expanding audience perceptions of gender and sensuality.

Know any entertainers making waves by breaking the binary?
We want to meet them.

Interested in having an Untucked Tassel Event in your city?

Contact Us!

CORE VALUES

Today the Neo Burlesque movement is typified by the radical embrace of myriad gender expressions in performance across the world.  However, throughout history, special entertainers took devastating risks and often suffered severe consequences to honor the creative voice inside of themselves over the expectations of a repressed normative society.

These pioneers faced social adversity, lived in secrecy, endured ridicule and condemnation in order to create and perform their craft that, unbeknownst to them, would eventually build a critical mass and shift the moral zeitgeist and audience perceptions worldwide.  Without them, our rules would be rigid and our expressions binary.

We seek to create the world’s foremost platform showcasing gender variant individuals in Ecdysiast and Cabaret Arts by recognizing and honoring the pioneering work of the many nameable but often unknowable legends who inspired the ripple effect that paved the way for the spectrum of radiant beauty that graces the modern stages of the Neo-Burlesque Movement.  

OUR COMMITMENT

The Untucked Tassel is not only a Celebration of the privileges we enjoy in modern times but a recommitment to the responsibilities we have in our communities to ensure rights and visibility for gender variant individuals at all intersections.  An opportunity to honor the often unaccounted for braveries, limitless no doubt, of the people who made our world possible.

We seek to elevate awareness of the injustices that our community members continue to face in their fight for fair treatment and human rights.  We honor the sacred notion of “chosen family” as a means of survival for the LGBTQ Community through conscious contact with our queer elders and ancestors.  We embrace youth and respect the voices of the youngest among us who seeks refuge in community.

Our dream is to live in a world where all bodies are represented and validated and no individual expression is muffled or silenced.  

The Inherently Valid Fund

In the Spring of 2018 I founded “The Inherently Valid Fund” as a result of the overwhelming community support my audience offered me to assist in the costs of travel to perform at my very first Burlesque Festival.

The title of this fund is based on a work called “These are the Axes” by the late Mark Aguhar which states:

    1. Bodies are Inherently Valid.
    This statement informs a lot of my philosophy in the art I make, the yoga I teach and the relationships I build and maintain.  The Ecdysiast Artform has giving me an indescribably healing relationship with my body and I see the benefit of the performing arts as a medium for transformation with ones own relationship to their spirit embodied.
    My own challenges coming to terms with my gender and body dysmorphia pale in comparison to the inspiring individuals who face this journey without the myriad privileges from which I benefit.  As such, I see a responsibility to take action through conscious giving.

The Inherently Valid Fund is committed to providing support wherever possible for Trans* Individuals and People who are Differently Able in the performing arts and makes contributions to influential organizations on behalf of New Orleans to the cities where I travel to share my work.

You are welcome to contribute any amount to The Inherently Valid Fund at any time.




Past beneficiaries of The Inherently Valid Fund include:

Transgender Awareness Network of Texas (TENT), BreakOUT (New Orleans), GENder Education and Care Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) a subsidiary of Children’s Hospital – Dallas TX

One Scholarship Currently on Hold to the New Orleans School of Burlesque “Like a Virgin” Beginner Burlesque Workshop.

Get in Touch!

Hire Me!

booking@preciousephemera.com

Let’s talk about making your next event something your guests will never forget  – I’ll bring the entertainment!

Ever seen a Drag Queen officiate a Wedding?  I’m Ordained!

Did you know that I teach yoga for a living?