instructors Ruby Rockafella, Tempete La Coeur, and Jacqueline Boxx are proud to welcome a bevy of brand-spanking new burlesque performers to the stage! After completing an 8-week-long workshop that transformed them from the inside out, these students are ready to bring their acts and assets to the stage, and for many of them, it will be for the first time ever! Featuring guest MC Chris Jay of Pretty Boi Drag
! The show will stream virtually as well as being live on stage!
About Chris Jay
Chris Jay (they/them) is a photographer, performer, and podcast host. While photographing Washington D.C. nightlife, Jay took to the stage as a drag king and performed with troupes like the DC Kings, Chocolate City Burlesque and Cabaret, and Pretty Boi Drag. In 2017, they started the daily Facebook Live Podcast, Coffee with Chris, which ran for 5 years. In the last decade, Jay received a number of awards including Best of Gay D.C.’s Best Drag King in 2016
and Baltimore’s King of Pride in 2018
. In 2020, they developed a book of portraits called Some of the Dopest People I Know
, which includes photographs of local performers, activists, and other artists in the Baltimore/Washington area. Currently, Jay is the President of Baltimore’s Clifton Pleasure Club and the newly formed Lived Experience Storytellers Collective