Meet Our Featured Producers!!!
Texas Queerlesque Festival is excited to host a group of Featured Producers who will be participating in the weekend’s events. These producers were selected because they are actively casting queer performers for paid shows all over Texas, and are interested in meeting working entertainers and producers. Our Featured Producers will be at both MainStage shows, will attend both of our networking happy hours, and are provided a casting book with headshots, bios, and contact information for all performers.
Gemmi Galactic (Austin) has been performing in and producing burlesque shows in Austin, TX since 2011 and has established her troupe, Frisky Business Burlesque, as a staple in the Red River entertainment district. She’s also the co-producer of Geekgasm Revue Nerdlesque, and the producer of Blushin’ Roulette: An Improv Burlesque Gameshow. In 2016 Gemmi was an Austin Chronicle nominee for Best Burlesque Performer.
Coco Lectric (Austin) has been producing theatrical and dance and burlesque shows for 20 years. She has been the co-producer and talent coordinator for Texas Burlesque Festival since 2010, and is the current President of BurlyCon International Burlesque Education Convention. She co-founded and co-produced the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue (2006-2015), founded the Austin Burlesque Alliance (2011), is the director of the Austin Academy of Burlesque (2008-current), and is the founder and producer of Mistress of Musicality Productions (2016-current).
Roxxy Reckless (Dallas) is a published pin up model, award winning burlesque performer, and the producer of Triple Threat Burlesque based in Dallas, Texas. She has been featured on stages throughout the US & Canada, and has been described by audiences as “strange and fascinating”. Known as the showgirl who just won’t stop, she is best recognized for her style which fuses classical elements from the golden era of burlesque with a modern edge and rock n’ roll attitude. You can read more about her on her website, roxxyreckless.com.
Ginger Snaps (Austin) is an award-winning performer and producer for Black Widow Burlesque, Sky Candy Aerial Arts, Legislate This Burlesque Productions, and Ginger Snaps Burlesque Productions. Known as the Tastiest Tease in Texas, Ginger was named the 2016 “Best Burlesque Performer” in Austin by the Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll and is renowned for her unique approach to burlesque. Ginger is committed to creating diverse events and is excited to produce the first plus-size burlesque festival in 2018, as well as the Austin Aerial Arts Festival.
Vivienne Vermuth (Dallas) is the producer and creator of Broads and Panties Burlesque, the Nearly Naked Nutcracker, co-producer of the Tuesday Tease in Dallas, and the owner of makeupartbyvivienne.com.
Frankie Blackheart (San Marcos) has been performing since the inception of San Marcos’ first burlesque troupe in 2013, bringing the art of the strip tease to her town for the first time. In 2016 she founded Dark Matter Productions, and has been working hard to share the magic and power of burlesque to San Marcos audiences.
Lascivious Lark (Amarillo) was born on a naughty whim, found her way to the stage 4 years ago and has been performing all over the southwest since. With a vision in her heart, she created Broken Belts Collective a year ago, striving to bring high quality and diverse shows to Amarillo. With a passion for excellence and the strange, they bring liberation to all the oppressed people of the bible belt.
Chanel St Sin (Houston) is the Dark Horse of Burlesque. She produces The House of Dollz and The Best Little Dollhouse in Texas. She is also the head of the BurlyPicks Texas festival AND an award-winning showgirl!
Cherry Derringer (Ft. Worth) is a producer of Glitterati Revue which started as a wild dream and is now blossoming into a magical sensation. Our mission is to help build and strengthen the Fort Worth Burlesque community and provide a safe space for new performers.
Lulu Lovegoode (Houston) This curvy bombshell is the co-producer and co-founder of The Light in the Attic Cabaret. Alongside her co producer Bruce Vayne, they aim to provide audiences with a variety show that fully embraces the artists’ need to express themselves. Come see what’s burning in the attic!
The Crymsen Duchess (Amarillo) has performed in one format or another for the majority of her life, although burlesque is her favourite. She especially enjoys combining the art of the strip tease and singing in her acts. Crymsen is the co producer of Galatea Burlesk along with Nox Falls.
Lady Thorn (Ft.Worth) is the assistant producer and a troupe member of Ft. Worth Wild West Burlesque and Variety Shows. She has been performing burlesque in the DFW area for three years.
Our 2016 Featured Producers were:
Chanel St Sin (Houston) got her start in on the big stage in July 2014. She then went on to win Audience Choice at the South Texas Burlesque Revival in Corpus Christi Texas 2015! She also is a brand new producer and Head Madame of the new troupe The House of Dollz. She produces a weekly variety show in Houston, as well as a larger monthly show. She travels across Texas working on and attending shows to share her love for her art.
Chordella Smash (Dallas) has been performing in the DFW area since 2013. She is a member and producer of Whiskey Tongue Burlesque in Denton, TX and an instructor for the Burlesque Experience in Dallas. She will start producing shows later this year in Fort Worth with Haus of Smash Productions. Chordella and Whiskey Tongue are proud to support the growing Queerlesque scene in DFW.
Coco Lectric (Austin) is a burlesque producer, performer and educator. She uses her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English, and her Master’s degree in Direct Practice in Social Work, to inform her artistic expression in burlesque and her manner of burlesque instruction and production. She is the founder of the Austin Burlesque Alliance, co-producer of the Texas Burlesque Festival, co-founder and former producer of the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue, founded and produces the World Go-Go Championship, is the Board President, Legend Liaison, and Library Director at BurlyCon international burlesque education convention, and is the Founder and Director of The Austin Academy of Burlesque. She’s performed in the Miss Exotic World and Reigning Queen of Burlesque competition in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. She has been voted in the “Top 20 Burlesque Performers in the World” for the past 6 years (21st Century Burlesque’s “Burlesque Top 50”).
Dolce Dream (Austin) is a Co-Producer and Performer with the Bat City Bombshells of Austin, TX since 2009. Known as the “Austintatious Tease,” Dolce has grown and cultivated her brand of audacity all over Texas, and from New York to New Zealand. The Bat City Bombshells mission statement is to inspire and nurture the diversity of burlesque performance and its community one rhinestone, one shimmy, one shake at a time.
Gemmi Galactic (Austin) is an actress, model, internet show host, burlesque performer and producer, emcee, cosplayer, costume and jewelry designer, reader, and writer from Austin, TX. She’s been producing burlesque shows since 2011 and has established her troupe, Frisky Business Burlesque, as a staple in the Red River entertainment district. With elements of theater, comedy, and the sweetest raunchiness you’ve ever seen, this sci-fi sweetheart will make you say, “Hubble Hubble!”
Nikki DaVaughn (Austin) is a producer, dancer, choreographer, and vocalist based in Austin, TX. She is the Director and Lead Choreographer of the award winning Fat Bottom Cabaret and Co-Producer of Curvy Gurl Productions. She is also Co-Producer of the POC collective Midnight Menagerie who’s quarterly shows highlight some of Texas’ top performers of color.