Kay Sera


Barbarellesque Burlesque Returns to Baltimore

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As the cast readies for the year’s final performance of Barbarellesque (at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance on November 22nd), Kay Sera, co-producer and one of the show’s Barbarellas, talks about creating “an ecdysiast theatrical experience.” Why Barbarella? Barbarella, the 1968 sci-fi camp classic starring Jane Fonda, was ridiculed and reviled in its day. But it’s now […]

BHoF 2014: 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase

BHoF 2014: 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion ShowcaseRead more

Kay Sera reports on the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase… 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather. The World Famous *BOB* is a self-proclaimed granny-chaser. As the host of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Annual Titans of Tease […]

Darlinda Just Darlinda at Theatre Bizarre 2013

Darlinda Just Darlinda at Theatre Bizarre 2013Read more

As the application period for this year’s Theatre Bizarre production nears its deadline, read about Darlinda Just Darlinda’s amazing experience at last year’s incredible event. If you want to apply to perform at Theatre Bizarre in 2014, you can find details below. Burlesque performers are considered alongside other variety acts, and those accepted will join […]

Dancing with the Devil: Theatre Bizarre 2013

Dancing with the Devil: Theatre Bizarre 2013Read more

Theatre Bizarre is a unique, immersive and truly spectacular annual production which seems to become more fantastical and thrilling every year.  21st Century Burlesque Magazine reached out to the 2013 cast of Theatre Bizarre: The Procession, and the passionate response tells you all you need to know about an unforgettable experience for performers and audiences […]

Workin’ The Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque

Workin' The Tease: The Art of Baltimore BurlesqueRead more

by Kay Sera. In the 1950s, Baltimore launched the career of the legendary Blaze Starr and helped shape burlesque’s history. Sixty years later, Baltimore again made history when the Maryland Institute College of Art Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) launched ‘Workin’ the Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque’. EDS is a sequenced, cross-disciplinary program of students […]

Ginger Valentine: Stripper’s Holiday 2012

Ginger Valentine: Stripper's Holiday 2012Read more

This is the story of ten strippers picked to live in a house… Since attending Michelle L’amour‘s Stripper’s Holiday I’ve made (and heard) plenty of Real World jokes while fondly discussing this very special week of cohabitation, artistic exploration and growth for burlesque performers. And while it helps my listener draw their own outrageous conclusions, […]