| 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.
| Amber Williams
Amber Aliyah Williams aka SublimeLuv is a black lesbian womanist who always speaks her truth and believes "the personal is political." She is a Boston born and bred spoken word artist. She was educated in private and public local school systems and became an activist through words at an early age due to her contrasting experices in those institutions. Currently she is working as a Therapeutic Mentor with the youth of Boston. She is a member of 'Team Be Spoken' showcasing at the Milky Way every second Thursday of each month. Through her art and future endeavors she aims to empower women of color to impact positive global change.
|Amy Raina Amy Raina has been with The Femme Show since its inception in 2007 (except when she took some time off to have a baby and a graduate degree). Raina has been teaching young people in Maine for over a decade. She currently works at The Telling Room, a creative youth development non-profit that teaches young people how to write, publish, and perform their writing. Raina is a consultant for the National Writer's Project, a contributor to the Minerva Rising Literary Journal and The Reader’s Corner: Expanding Perspectives Through Reading. She's also a gay tarot reader and a proud Mama-Bear to two tenacious kiddos. Check out her blogs at www.queermainemama.wordpress.com and www.deliciousfemmefortunes.blogspot.com.|
|Chicava Honey Child Chicava HoneyChild is a burlesque danseur, historian, teacher and producer. Chicava stars in the indie feature film Title VII, debuting at UrbanWorld 2016. Her current project is Sister Shake, a documentary on black women in burlesque. She recently produced her second show for the Brooklyn Museum, Strip the Polls America prior to the 2016 presidential election.|
|Havalah Grace havalah grace is excited to return to The Femme Show stage. Their old school Boston credits include: TraniWreck, Qomedy Festival, ImprovBoston and Ten Tiny Shows. havalah is a graduate of Emerson College. They were an apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Dracula, Tens, The End). havalah is now based in Chicago acting, storytelling and currently is the Co-Director of Accessibility at Chicago Deaf(ART) Chicago theatre company credits: The Gift, Griffin Theatre, Oracle, Red Tape, ROOMS. TV/Film: HBO Go, Screendoor Productions. havalah is pursuing a second bachlor’s degree in ASL-English Interpreting at Columbia College Chicago.|
|Johnny Blazes Johnny Blazes is a performer, educator, and author who is notorious for their exuberant and glittery approach to the stage and classroom. As a vaudevillian, Johnny has toured the US extensively with their solo theater piece, wo(n)man show, as well as with The Femme Show, The Tranny Roadshow, and Gender Queeries. Johnny is on the Editorial Board of Salacious Magazine and their collaborative work with artist KD Diamond can be found in Gender Outlaws 2: The Next Generation. Johnny also fronts a horn-heavy, queerly-lyrical funk/soul band called Johnny Blazes and The Pretty Boys. Their debut album, Soul Vernacular, is available for download at www.johnnyblazes.com.|
|Kathleen Delaney Kathleen Delaney-Adams is a queer high femme spoken word performer, cupcake baker, and author of smut. She is the founder of Body Heat, The Femme Porn Tour. Her fiction can be found in a dozen erotic anthologies, including Best Bondage Erotica, Dirty Dates, and The Big Book of Submission. Her world revolves around her butch husband and a large assortment of rescued animals whom they rehabilitate, including a possum named Mabel.|
|Neon Calypso Neon Calypso is a Boston based drag queen/entertainer with a background in theater arts and dance. Neon uses clips of spoken word and poetry by Ashlee Haze, Imani Cezanne, and Local Boston slam poet Porsha O, as well as music by artists such as Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, and Missy Elliott to amplify struggles of women of color and queer women of color more specifically.|
|Madge Of Honor MADGE OF HONOR is a queer performance artist whose work focuses on the body as a site of both complicity and rebellion. Madge uses femininity, sexuality and spectacle to expose and confront social conventions and our collective fantasies/pathologies about race and gender, drawing from nightclub traditions of drag and burlesque. They also engage with physically and psychically demanding endurance and time-based work. Madge is a prison abolitionist and organizer.|
|Pampi Pampi is on a mission to conquer lust myths. They embody how racialized and caste-d adolescent sexual fantasies, when conflated with childhood bullying, can blur the lines between fantasy and reality when negotiating consent in adult bodies. How the body is church and that church has a hot box that is underestimated as a ruse of patriarchy's egregious violent policing and silencing of othered bodies.|
|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.|