Dear Diary,

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking to a class of theater students at Antioch University about being an Independent Producer and Burlesque performer. I came in early and got to sit through two other students’ presentations one on Cirque Du Soleil, the other Teatro Zin Zanni. I found that entertaining as my dear friend Joey Arias (who I have mentioned in my blog before) is the host of “Zumanity”, and another dear friend Kevin Kent is the host at Teatro ZinZanni. I have produce shows with both of them in the past and performed on a regular basis and toured with Joey in the 80’s, so I felt right at home in that room and placed in the right progression.

It was a little curious to see my mug all over the slide show at the end right as I was being introduced. I shared about my lowbrow productions, how I became a burlesque performer, and I brought in a tear away costume and discussed props, peeling, and feminism. It was a little curious to see my mug all over the slide show at the end right as I was being introduced. I shared about my lowbrow productions, how I became a burlesque performer, and I brought in a tear away costume and discussed props, peeling, and feminism. I made one boy blush when I pulled out a pair of pasties and twirled them in my hand, good thing I was not wearing them where I usually do!

It was a blast! I have shied away from things like that in the past, and now I am just waiting for the next invitation! It is much more fun speaking in a classroom when your not being graded and are there as a resource.

Today I picked up my surrogate platonic girlfriend from the airport and it was so exciting to see Miss Indigo Blue after a month. While I was in NYC performing she was in Great Britain presenting at the International Workshop Festival and performing. It is great to have her home and we will be sharing lots of stage time here in Seattle over the next few weeks.