ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
We’ve got a great line up prepared for you including Stand up Comedy, Poetry and More!
Special guest Co-host Dixie De La Tour of Bawdy Storytelling
Dixie De La Tour – founder/curator/host of the hit show, BawdyStorytelling (called “The Moth for Pervs” by the LA Weekly)- is equal parts sex educator, entertainer, and irreverent host. Drawing on the rich storytelling lore of the Blue Ridge Mountains she once called home, Dixie gave traditional storytelling a twist when she founded the nation’s ‘blue personal narrative’ movement almost 6 years ago. These days, Bawdy is now being replicated in multiple cities, and has been asked to appear all over North America. Dubbed ‘the Grande Dame of Dirty Storytelling,’ Dixie has turned curated salon storytelling into an art form by providing guidance and encouragement to anyone with a juicy tale while simultaneously serving as Bawdy’s stage mom, talent scout, and talk show host. Dixie has taught sex-positive personal narrative performance at Yale’s Sex Week, is a former producer of San Francisco’s Memoir Spool storytelling show, and performs around the country. She is currently working on a national tour for Bawdy, her first book of true stories about sex, and a one woman show about poor impulse control.
She’s got aspirations of being David Bowie’s third wife:
Kitty Von Quim exploded on the Bay Area burlesque scene nearly four years ago. Quintessentially cute and equally mischievous, she’s been described as “something out of a John Waters movie.”
Kitty Von Quim was born on the bayous of Louisiana, but traded zydeco for punk rock and glam gods in the passenger seat of her dad’s broke down Dodge van.
She has performed all over the Bay Area as well as New York, Portland and L.A. as a solo artist and as a core member of Rubenesque Burlesque.
She’s definitely no fat kid in the corner. Follow her on twitter @kittyvonquim
She’s a Touch of Class with a bit of Crass
This sweet southern debutante has a touch of class to match her crass and is every bit as spicy as the New Orleans dishes she was raised on.
Miss Magnoliah Black has been shaking it up with the wild women of Rubenesque Burlesque from San Francisco to New York and Oakland to Los Angeles with her ample ass and attitude for the past 3 years.
She aims liberate the fat masses and fuck the main stream beauty standard with every sashay and sway.
Rachel Wiley is a bad ass all the way Columbus, OH. She represented Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam in the Women of the World Poetry Slam 2011 where she was the 4th place finalist. She was the 2011 Grand Slam Champ for the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam team that went on to place 4th at the 2011 National Poetry Slam. Rachel has self published 3 chapbooks and 1 cd. She is seriously considering becoming a mermaid.
For a more light hearted poem than the one above check this out:
Denise is a member of Salt Lines Spoken Word Collective, has served as Executive Director of Seattle Youth Speaks, co-host and facilitator of the Seattle Poetry Slam, Poetry Curator for The Round (a live multidisciplinary collaborative arts show), Eleventh Hour Productions Board of Directors and Vice President of Stronghold Productions. Denise was the 2009 San Francisco Grand Slam Champion and member of the 2009 San Francisco Slam team who ranked 3rd in the nation. She has performed, taught, and/or collaborated in venues as large as Coachella and as small as Cook County Detention Center, Cleveland High School, and Seattle Youth Speaks writing circle. She likes doing great things with amazing people and being moved by art, community and how the two work together. You can find her online at DeniseJollySpoken.com
Lydia Popovich is a San Francisco based comedian and blogger. Her website, Hater Tuesday founded in 2003 garners thousands of weekly visits from friends and family around the world. You can see her performing on stages all over the Bay Area including her favorites the Punchline and Rooster T Feathers. You can check her out on Tumblr: http://lydiapopovich.tumblr.com/ She is currently the host of Ladies love the Layover in Oakland.
Winner of the first Alameda Comedy Competition, Jennifer Dronsky is an up and coming, comic with San Francisco queer charm. Originally from southern California, Jennifer Dronsky fled to San Francisco at the sweet age of seventeen to pursue her passion for fashion. After creating two lines; Fashions for the Living Skeletons (a line for anorexics) and Baby, I mean Business (business clothes for babies), Jennifer Dronsky sought a new target market for her creative mind. Despite being a newcomer, Jennifer has been drawing focus with her charismatic style and gorgeous foul mouth. Follow her on Twitter @JennDron
Wonder Dave (Co-host, Lover of Lady Artists)
Wonder Dave is a writer and performer from Minneapolis MN. He’s toured the country performing at poetry venues, schools, cabarets, science fiction conventions, burlesque shows and bowling alleys. He was the recipient of the Jerome Foundation’s Verve grant for spoken word artists in 2007. In 2010 Dave, as part of the Minneapolis Slam Team, appeared on the Group Piece Finals stage at the National Poetry Slam. Dave’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the Legendary, Orange Room Review, Breadcrumb Scabs, Pedestal and Assaracus Magazine. You can find out more about him online at
Pictured above your organizers Wonder Dave and Caitlin Gill.