Lacy Productions presents:
THE 1st ANNUAL
INTERNATIONAL BOOKLOVER'S BURLESQUE FESTIVAL:
Grand Showcase #1
Friday, April 14, 2023
The Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St,
Portland, OR 97211
Doors open at 6pm
Show at 7pm
The International Booklover's Burlesque Festival second night launches Friday, April 14 at The Alberta Rose in Portland, Oregon as we celebrate all types of literature! Just as a library is an eclectic mix of books, this Friday show shall also celebrates an eclectic mix of all types of writing matched with all types of performers.
Grand Showcase #1 will feature Friday evening's Guest of Honor, Jo Weldon and Featured Performer and Writer, Luna DeLyte. In addition, specially-curated burlesque, boylesque, and draglesque acts chosen for our festival from around the globe including acts by Sara James, Zara Estelle, Annie Mae Allure, Remy Dee, Sherwood Ryder, The Infamous Nina Nightshade, Paige Rustles, Carmen Caliente, Bee Bee Sanchez, Sugar Vixen, and Pandora Foxx will be intertwined with readings from performing artists, writers, professional actors/readers. Friday's Grand Showcase #1 will be hosted by Zora Von Pavonine.
This event is 21 & over.
Remember, our shows are sex/body/queer positive, feminist, and inclusive to all! Come join us for all four nights of our special inaugural festival!
Our Friday Night Grand Showcase #1 Featuring
(New York City)- GUEST OF HONOR
Jo Weldon is the author of The Burlesque Handbook and Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque. Since getting her start in strip joints in the 1980s, he has been touring to perform striptease and burlesque for decades, taking off her clothes for money in dive bars, dinner clubs, theaters, museums, libraries, and other public places. She is a passionate advocate for striptease as an art form and a legitimate form of employment. She is a resident research scholar at the New York Public Library, where she is exploring the historic intersections of sex work and fashion. She lives deliciously in New York City and the Hudson Valley.
(Olympia, WA) FEATURED PERFORMER & WRITER
Luna DeLyte is a genre-bending performer and a feast for all the senses. A charismatic creatrix of tease, they are a Queer Queen Moon Goddexx, a purely divine nonbinary synergy of love, light, desire, and intuition. They are a co-producer of Free Range Drag, where All Drag is Valid, and as a performer, writer, and painter, believe all art is harnessed through a bit of personal magic. Performing drag and burlesque throughout the PNW, Luna wants you to wish upon the nearest star while showing you why you love the shine of the moon.