| Maggie Cee
Maggie Cee (founder and artistic director) is an artist, activist, dancer, and educator committed to community, social change, and pinning stuff to her head. Onstage, Maggie strives to offer provocative, inspiring performances and writings that speak to the heart of contemporary queer experience. She has been seen at PortFringe, MondoHomo, the HOT Festival at Dixon Place in New York City, the 2008 and 2012 Femme Conferences, and the Stonewall Inn. She is the 2011 recipient of the History Project’s Lavender Rhino Award for an emerging LGBT history maker.
|About That Elephant About That Elephant is a performance poetry duo composed of Bex Kwan and Cassandra Euphrat Weston, working toward a more just world by taking on the elephants in our collective rooms. Bex Kwan is a queer/trans chinese-singaporean multimedia artist whose creative practice interrogates family, faith, domestic labor, race, migration, and tenderness. Cassandra Euphrat Weston is a writer and performer whose work asks questions about history, place, and language in the search for answers—or more questions—about queerness, whiteness, complicity, and good intentions.|
|Amber Williams SublimeLuv (Amber Aliyah Williams) is a native of Boston Massachusetts. Educated in public and private school systems, she became an activist through words at an early age in response to her extremely contrasting experiences within those different institutions. She adopted the stage name of SublimeLuv in 2012. Luv is a revolutionary tool and that is what Sublime taps into each times she blesses the stage.|
|Aya Aziz ?Aya Aziz is a songwriter and performance artist based between New York and Beirut. She is a graduate of the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics and is currently working toward a B.A in Anthropology and Political Science at Hunter College. Aya wrote and performed her first full production, Sitting Regal by the Window, a one woman musical, in 2014 while in Beirut. The show was produced twice at Beirut’s popular cabaret theater, The Metro Al-Madina, and has since featured in the Fringe and Planet Connections Theater Festival in New York. A completely re-written version of the show (new title and all) will be hitting the New York Musical Festival this summer! You can follow her work on soundcloud.com/aya-aziz-music-nyc and www.facebook.com/AyaAzizMusic.|
|Essence Revealed Essence Revealed knows the essence of woman and graces the best stages to show the world just how strong, sensuous, beautiful and bold that essence is! Essence holds two degrees and is a former former lap dance engineer of the upscale gentlemen's club scene. She has performed around the world and at venues including Duane Park, The Slipper Room, Nurse Bettie, Kitty Knights, Room 69 @ the Hotel Chantelle, Hypergender Burlesque, Red Umbrella Diaries, Sex Worker Cabaret, Sex Worker Literati, and Rivers of Honey Cabaret.|
|Ginny Nightshade Ginny Nightshade is known for tantalizing audiences with her campy style. With an extensive background in theater and dance she lights up the stage with a flair for the dramatic. This curvy creep's interests include: taxidermy, wine by the bottle, horror movies, puppies, and looking you in the eye while doing something fresh. Ginny spends her time as the Executive Producer of Old School Game Show and as a solo performer. You can also see her with The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts, Rogue Burlesque, and The Glitter Bombs.|
|Kaamila Mohamed Kaamila Mohamed is a Co-founder and Co-coordinator of the group Queer Muslims of Boston; serves on the steering committee of the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity; and is the Founder and Director of BlackOUT, an ensemble of young Black LGBTQ identified artists who perform original work. She does all this in her “free time,” and currently spends her days working in Diversity Services at a university. She believes in the power of marginalized people to build vibrant communities, in the power of speaking our truths and telling our stories, and in the power we all have to transform our world. She is also a Gemini and self-identifies as a cat lady.|
|Kelsey Jarboe K. Tait Jarboe is a writer of science fiction and critical essays. More of their work can be found on their website: toomanyfeelings.com|
|Lady Quesa'Dilla Lady Quesa’Dilla is a Tejan@ from the El Paso and Ciudad Juárez border. Their work is at the intersection of cultural identity, drag, and community. “The Brown Queen,” an autobiographical solo performance about growing up queer in the southwest, premiered at HERE Arts Center in the spring of 2010. Most recent solo performances include “My Tia Lupe” and “The Faggot in the Pink House”. Quesa is the Volunteer Coordinator for the annual Bushwig Drag & Music Festival, and is also a member of the femme collective Heels on Wheels.|
| Melissa Nussbaum Freeman
Melissa Nussbaum Freeman is a performance artist/activist that finds it hard to say no and is grateful for projects that bring her worlds together -like the FEMME SHOW. She walks on stilts in MARILYN MONROE, COMMUNIST and in her everyday life juggles being a Playback Theatre performer and trainer, a member of Escena Latina Teatro, an ExpressingBoston Fellow developing social intervention prototypes and writing the rest of this play. Beneath a big umbrella dubbed Red Sage Stories, Melissa weaves tales that build community and generally stand up for the underdog.
|Mx Macabre Mx Macabre has many talents, some of which are suitable for public discussion. A graduate of Emerson College with a focus on queer theory and Shakespeare, they seek to blur the lines between burlesque and The Bard. Poet, performer, provocateur, catch them performing throughout New England, New York and beyond.|
|Rachel Kahn is a freelance writer, poet, and performer, but spends the vast majority of her time pretending to be a therapist. Her work has been heard at a variety of venues, including the Apocalypse Lounge, the Ear Inn Poetry Series, and The New York Writers’ Coalition ‘Writing Aloud’ series. She has performed at the HOT Festival at Dixon Place in New York City, and makes trouble on and off stage up and down the East Coast. One upon a time, she was the second runner up for the esteemed title of Ms. JewSA. Rachel is not ashamed to tell you that she wrote a young adult novel, but will never let you know what name she used.|