AT THE WHITE RABBIT BURLESQUE
At the White Rabbit Burlesque is the second fully-staged DIVAfest production co-created by Bay Area burlesque performers, Red Velvet and If-N'-Whendy, directed by Amanda Ortmayer.
A topsy-turvy, titillating tumble down the mental rabbit hole, follow Alice's strange journey on her first night as an employee of The White Rabbit Burlesque, where she meets a bevy of interesting characters all strangely reminiscent of our favorite Wonderland residents!
Over the past several years DIVAfest has showcased many talented and innovative Bay Area burlesque performers at the monthly DIVA or Die! event, and is proud to meld the burlesque art form with traditional theatre to broadened the outreach, scope, and creative opportunities offered to women artists in the Bay Area.
DIVAfest began in 2002 as a response to the lack of opportunities for female playwrights in the larger theater industry and over the years has produced over 60 new plays by women. In 2011 DIVAfest evolved from being an annual EXIT Theatre festival into an independent, year-long producing organization dedicated to broadening it's impact and diversity. Each Spring culminates in an annual festival showcasing playwrights, actors, directors, designers, musicians, dancers, poets, visual artists, craftswomen, burlesque performers, and forums, all with a focus on female perspective and experiences. Throughout the year DIVAfest supports new and developing work with co-productions, bi-monthly work-shopping opportunities at DIVAs Tell All, and DIVA or Die Burlesque, a monthly revue. At its core, DIVAfest remains a celebration of female power and creativity, encouraging female artists, allies, and audiences to broaden their horizons and exceed boundaries.
Featuring an accomplished and eclectic burlesque cast: Red Velvet, If-N'-Whendy, Laika Fox, Ophelia Coeur De Noir, Tornado Supertrouble, and Mikka Bonel.
The show plays May 2-24, at 8 PM, except on May 3rd, Opening Night, when it plays at 9 PM, part of a day-long event featuring the other performances and exibits of this year's festival. All shows are performed at the EXIT Theatre, part of the EXIT Theatre complex at 156 Eddy Street in San Francisco.
Press Contact: Gary Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EXIT Theatre (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102