Panel: Kitten Power! Being a Kick-Ass Kitten

Being a great kitten isn’t easy. Being a kick-ass kitten is even more difficult, but these top-notch kittens are willing to share their pointers and hard-earned experience with you. Being a kitten is a great way to get stage time, get to know performers and producers, participate in a lot of great shows, and watch and learn what it takes to be amazing on stage. Being a kitten is fun and also a great opportunity. This panel will provide insights on what to do and what not to do in your kittening forays. Be prepared – all the best kittens are!
Lecture
Feb. 12, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
William Dawes B

About the Moderator - Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation

Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation (nick name Mr. Twister) is a Chicago based entertainer & male burlesque performer with the side interests in pole dancing & belly dancing. Having the background in both music and dance, he started performing burlesque in 2015 out of hunger to explore his creativity and to change gender stereotypes. He also teaches classes and workshops to promote positive masculinity in burlesque.
Why walk when you can dance!
Mr. Twister, he is the Maximus Sinsation of Burlesque who likes to get things twisted!
A member of burlesque troupe Better Boobie Bureau and RAW artist, Mr. Twister has performed on the stage of many local Chicago hot spots, including Berlin Nightclub, Stage 773, Uptown Underground, The Elbo Room & Metro Chicago.

About the Panelist - Scarlett Letter

Scarlett Letter has been dazzling the world since 2004 and stunning them even longer. Besides performing all over Southern California, she has been seen across North America and Europe. Awarded burlesque titles at The Great Burlesque Exposition and The Great Southern Exposure, she is also an award winning costumer and choreographer. Scarlett currently co-produces Peepshow Menagerie and The Naked Show (and Tell). Red hair, a vintage flair and very calculating feet are her calling cards.

About the Panelist - Guilted Lilly

Guilted Lilly began taking classes with the Rhode Island Burlesque Academy in the fall of 2011. Coached by the lovely Lady Miss Iris and Bettysioux Tailor, she fell in love with the art of the tease. This makes sense, of course, seeing as she has always enjoyed prancing about in skimpy outfits. Though she still considers herself to be relatively new to the performance side of burlesque, Lilly captivates audiences with her beautiful singing voice and her love of physical comedy. Not to mention her jaw-droppingly bodacious bod. ;) She is also an expert Stage Kitten, and is always trying to raise the bar by showing that Stage Kittens should be a great deal more than just sexy outfits and picking up clothes.

About the Panelist - Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation

Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation (nick name Mr. Twister) is a Chicago based entertainer & male burlesque performer with the side interests in pole dancing & belly dancing. Having the background in both music and dance, he started performing burlesque in 2015 out of hunger to explore his creativity and to change gender stereotypes. He also teaches classes and workshops to promote positive masculinity in burlesque.
Why walk when you can dance!
Mr. Twister, he is the Maximus Sinsation of Burlesque who likes to get things twisted!
A member of burlesque troupe Better Boobie Bureau and RAW artist, Mr. Twister has performed on the stage of many local Chicago hot spots, including Berlin Nightclub, Stage 773, Uptown Underground, The Elbo Room & Metro Chicago.

About the Panelist - May Hemmer

May is known as "The Sassiest Thing in New Orleans" and has been dubbed the "Cocoa Barbie" by Vita DeVoid of Florida. This lady has a larger than life personality and has been gracing the stages with nerdlesque, neo burlesque, and much more since 2011. A member of the Storyville Starlettes and The Bluestockings, she performs regularly at Burlesque Ballroom,Big Deal Burlesque, and many more independent shows and private events around NOLA.

With that said, May has started her own production by the name of Haus of MayHem that has traveled to Jackson, MS and will soon have a base in New Orleans. She has also begun a monthly production called Bohemian Burlesque at United Bakery Gallery which is the last Thursday of every month in NOLA.

Her solo debut has included performances at the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival, Arizona Burlesque Festival, Great Southern Exposure, and many other productions for the troupe BurlEscapades in Phoenix, AZ. She was recognized in 2015, as the Master of Tassels in the Louisiana Regional Burlypicks and is both the 2016 Shimmy Showdown Siobhan Atomica Brown Noser and Jeez Loueez Boo Bitch Bye award winner.