April 19-20, 2018 7:30 Doors, 8:00 PM show
$12-20 Advance Tickets Available Here
OBERON, 2 Arrow Street Cambridge, MA
The Femme Show celebrates queer femininity and the rich history of fem(me) identity by proclaiming that “More is More.” We’re showcasing the over-the-top, the absurd, the flamboyant, and declare that, at least on our stage, there is no such thing as “too much.” The 2018 edition includes politics, step dancing, etiquette advice, fan dancing, drag, storytelling, spoken word, burlesque, and more! Friday night’s show is ASL interpreted.
Following Friday’s show keep the party going with dancing with DJ Lady Spindrift and super friendly mixing and mingling with MadFemmePride. The after party is free for ticket holders - if you come to the show on Thursday but want to hit up the party, just bring your ticket stub. Or admission to the party without the show is $5.
Alicia Greene (emcee) is a plus size model, educator, performing artist and activist. She is an alumna of Kansas State University, Brown University, the Improv Asylum and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts-NYC. Past performances and emcee events include: The Chicago Improv Festival, Montreal Fringe Festival, Company One, Big Moves dance troupe, Boston Dyke March, comedy clubs and open mics. Alicia has slayed on the runway for Boston Curvy Fashion Week, Rebdolls, Smart Glamour and Curvy Magazine's NYFW Curvy Night Out to name a few. Ms. Greene is also a sought after speaker who frequently facilitates social justice education initiatives at conferences and workshops across the country. Instagram Twitter
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. SublimeLuv attended both private and public schools and became an activist through words at an early age due to her contrasting experiences in those institutions. She is a member of 'Team Be Spoken' showcasing their 'If you can Feel it you can Speak it' Open Mic at the Milky Way the second Thursday of each month. She aims to empower women of color to impact positive global change through her art. Instagram Twitter Facebook
Amy Raina is a facilitator and writer at The Telling Room, a literary arts education organization in Maine. Raina is a licensed teacher, a consultant for the National Writers Project, a self-taught tarot reader, and author of the parenting blog Queer Maine Mama. Raina lives in Portland, Maine with her boifriend, and together they parent two children, two cats, and a chihuahua named Chicken. Visit amyraina.com for stories, tarot readings, and more! Instagram Facebook
Chicava HoneyChild (Thursday night only) is a burlesque danseur, historian, teacher, and producer. She is the proprietress of Sacredburlesque.com, New York City's Brown Girls Burlesque and The Broad Squad Institute. A scholar of performance art, women of color in burlesque heritage, and sacred sexuality and spirituality, she received her MFA from Goddard College. She is currently working on Sister Shake, a documentary and companion book on the legacy of Women of Color in burlesque. Twitter Instagram Facebook
DJ Lady Spindrift (Friday night DJ) started her musical career at the age of 16. Known as Boston's Queer Turntablist, DJ Lady Spindrift always keeps the dancefloor moving. Her budding career began with hosting her own hip hop radio show at WNHU 88.7FM, the in-house radio station of her Alma-mater: University of New Haven. Upon returning to Boston in 2010, Lady Spindrift made frequent appearances spinning at many of the Boston Area's major venues, including The Middle East, ZuZu, Machine, Club Cafe, The Good Life, Wonder Bar, and House of Blues. DJ Lady Spindrift is a member of Boston's DJ Collective Table Manners and has performed alongside world renowned DJs such as DJ Enferno, Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, and DJ Precision, and Redbull Thre3style US Champion Trentino. Twitter Instagram Facebook
Essence Revealed is a lap dance engineer of the upscale gentlemen's club scene. She tours the USA, Canada & Europe solo and with Gesel Mason's “Uses of the Erotic as Power Anti-Thesis”. She was crowned 2016 Queen of Classic Burlesque Milan Extraordinaire. When not on stage, Essence empowers women to proudly embrace their personal sense of sexuality through her writing, including her upcoming book HUSTLE: A Stripper's Guide to Winning at Life and through teaching seductive dance & twerkshops. Her goal is to help encourage women to dare to be their most sensual, authentic and most self loving selves both on stage and off! www.theessencerevealed.com Twitter Instagram Facebook
GeeGee Louise is the Burlesque Impersonator, using the beauty of burlesque to captivate, and enchant, tell stories and transport you to a world of wonder.
Jo Troll, a trans dancer, has recently finished their Graduate Diploma in Dance Studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Over the years, they have created work for amateur queer dance performance, the UCLU Dance Society, and as one of the first DUCKiE upstarts at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London. Originally an Irish dancer, Jo engages with challenging questions of tradition and identity in contemporary dance spaces in order to find an unapologetically queer, honest, and accessible means to present their work.
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.
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.
Poison Ivory is a New York based burlesque performer who has made her mark on the international burlesque scene. She is part goddess, part femme fatale, part hedonist, and was crowned Miss Exotic World- Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the 2016 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. With a background in theater and dance, Poison Ivory combines her thoughtful musicality with sultry and sensual movements that always leave her audience wanting more. She is brown sugar and spice; she is a deadly device. www.misspoisonivory.com Instagram
Rachel Kahn is a Boston-based writer and performer. Her work has been heard at the Apocalypse Lounge, the Ear Inn Poetry Series, ImprovBoston's Queer Qomedy, The New York Writers' Coalition 'Writing Aloud' series, and The Buttcracker, among others. As part of The Femme Show-- and the cape-wearing half of SPPSSM, alongside Maggie Cee-- she has performed at MondoHomo, PortFringe, the 2012 Femme Conference, the HOT Festival at Dixon Place in New York City, and offered etiquette advice to readers of The Toast. Rachel believes strongly in the importance of talking about messy, ridiculous, things and has a deep affinity for small dogs wearing sweaters. Twitter Instagram