Natasha Riot

Here to share SKELETON CREW by Stephen King for our Booklover's Burlesque: Bedtime Stories Series is NATASHA RIOT from Portland, Oregon!

I chose an excerpt from "Skeleton Crew," as Stephen King was one of the writers that I grew up with, and I really dig his short stories. The way he writes transports the reader into the world he's creating, whether it be fantastical, horrifying, or poignant. I've always been into writers that create other worlds or bend my way of thinking into new and wonderful realms. I hope you enjoy this bit of prose from the book!

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Internationally touring showgirl who calls Portland home, Natasha Riot is a multi-disciplined and award-winning performer. She is the producer of Burlynomicon, a darkly decadent burlesque and variety show running every 2nd Tuesday at the Lovecraft bar in Portland, as well as producing the campiest series of summer variety shows that the PNW has ever witnessed, aptly named "Summer Camp", also at the Lovecraft Bar. Her past life(s) included touring as a featured performer and crew member with the band, Beats Antique, being stage manager and performer with the Hubba Hubba Revue (SF), touring around the world performing and teaching burlesque, bellydance, theatre for dancers, and contemporary movement, and living off the land in a remote village while running a dance school in a neighboring town. She could teach you about the engine of your old Toyota pickup while listening to Dokken and subsequently suggesting how you might move your body...and perhaps your mind...more effortlessly through life.

Natasha is also your fearless bartender on Thursday afternoons at Kit Kat Club and cocktail server over at Dante's for Sinferno Cabaret on Sundays...where you also see her onstage performing with fire!...when everything opens back up. She's the 2017 Queen of the Roses and the 2016 winner of the Keepin it Weird award as dubbed by the Oregon Burlesque Festival, as well as being the runner up in both the 2018 Shimmy Showdown (St. Louis) and the 2017 Miss Exotic Oregon competitions.

To find out more and support Natasha Riot, visit her on Facebook or follow her on Instagram at @natasha_riot

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