VICTORIA LIBERTORE (EMCEE AND CURATOR) is a performer, writer, teacher, emcee and curator. She is the creator of seven solo shows: This Is My Last Attempt At Fame, No Need for Seduction, GIRL MEAT, My Journey of Decay, The Should Dream Camille: The Forgotten Artist andstalk(her). She has collaborated with Jennifer Tuttle, Ryan Kipp, Leigh Fondakowski, Rosalie Purvis, Jen-Scott Mobley, Shelley Butler-Hyler, Ryan Migge, Rebecca Feldman, Kimberly I. Kefgen, and Sara Laudonia. She has performed her work in venues across NYC such as BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Carolines on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Joyce Soho, PS122 as well as in Boston, Chicago, Montreal, Philadelphia, Provincetown, Toronto and Washington, D.C. Libertore teaches performance workshops throughout NYC and has also taught at Otterbein University and Hastings College. Libertore is passionate about encouraging other artists to create their own work and has curated and produced dozens of artists with backgrounds in performance, variety arts, music, comedy and dance. She has emceed impersonating Liza Minnelli in clubs, at fundraisers, on the boardwalk and at private parties. She was a Humana Festival finalist for her short play Monster and Lola. Libertore was a 2008 – 2010 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Theater Artist in Residence and she has a BFA in theatre from Otterbein University where she received a 2015 Young Alumni Award for Creative Achievement. She is the 2016 recipient of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award from the New York Innovative Theater Awards. She is going to be teaching a Goddess Burlesque Workshop (for all female-identifying people) as well as a Butch/Trans/Gender-Fluid/GNC Workshop in April and May at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. As part of the workshop, there is an option to perform at a blowout variety show May 18th & 19th at Dixon Place.
Bianca Dagga is a fierce queer multi-cultural burlesque performer hailing from New York City. Since stepping into the spotlight in 2009, Bianca has graced stages all over the United States. In 2014 she was crowned Princess Of Latin Burlesque at the inaugural Latin & Hispanic Burlesque Festival in Dallas, TX. In Febraury of 2016 she made her international debut in Macau, China with Brown Girls Burlesque. She was awarded “Sexiest Burlesque Performer” at GO! magazine’s Lesbian Nightlife Awards. In April 2016 Bianca joined Bombazo Dance Company, a contemporary folkloric Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba dance group. Together they have performed in many prestigious theaters and events such as Queens Theatre, NY Botanical Gardens, the historic Lincoln Center, and more. Bianca has also performed for celebrities like The Roots, and Lebron James. All of Bianca’s acts speak true to who she is at her core. The Afro-Nuyorican, Taino-Mapuche Warrior Woman comes out in every hip roll, thrust, and twirl! When she is not on the burlesque stage, she is also a gogo/ pole dancer, and activist for indigenous & immigrant rights. Bianca takes off her clothes for the sake of humanity because at the end of each day when we take off our clothes what is left is our minds, hearts and souls!!!
Castor Bollocks is the SAD clown of burlesque (Sexy Ass Dunce.) When not taking his clothes off (artistically) for money, Castor can be found taking his clothes off (less artistically) for free, playing Dungeons & Dragons, or shopping at Costco. Castor performs regularly with Bad Apple Boylesque and less regularly for his Instagram and Snapchat followers. In the immortal words of John Wayne Gacy Jr.: “Come early for face painting!”
Drae Campbell is a writer, actor, director, story teller, dancer, and nightlife emcee. Drae has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on stages all over NYC. Drae’s directing work has appeared in Iceland, NYC, Budapest and in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The short film Drae wrote and starred in with Rebecca Drysdale, YOU MOVE ME won the Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short at OUTFEST 2010 and has been shown in festivals globally. Drae won the grand prize at the first annual San Miguel De Allende Storytelling Festival in Mexico. She once reigned as Miss LEZ and also got dubbed “the next lezzie comedian on the block” by AfterEllen.com for her comedic stylings on the interwebs. Campbell hosts and curates a monthly queer storytelling show called TELL at BGSQD. Check her out online!
Goldie Peacock is Brooklyn’s golden boi! This genderblending drag king has been called “the most flamboyant, regal bird in the menagerie” and performs, teaches workshops, emcees and art models worldwide. Goldie has won Drag King of the Year for both the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards and the Go Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards and was named one of the 21 best drag kings in the world by comand dragkin gs.net. They have been featured by publications such as VICE, the Huffington Post, Lash Magazine and Refinery 29 and were delighted to headline last year’s Austin International Drag Festival. For more information and to stay in the fruit loop, visit goldiepeacock.com
Maddy Mann is 15 and a junior at Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow, as well as a proud congregant at Second Presbyterian in Moosic, PA. Her favorite things include Jesus, musical theatre and the Australian men’s synchronized diving team. You can find her vids on YouTube (MaddyMannSuperstar,) although it’s been a while since Maddy’s posted as she just returned from a missionary trip in Boca Raton, FL – sun, sand, and saving souls! Go with God!