Photo credit: Miss Dee Fire
My name is Peter MorningWood and I’m a co-founder of Saskatoon's Freight Train of Glamour, The Menagerie Burlesque Company.
Photo credit: Miss Dee Fire - 2018 Roster photo shoot
Founded in 2015, The Menagerie is a non-profit theatrical burlesque company that brings body positive, gender inclusive performances that delight, amaze, shock and entertain the pants off of our performers and our audiences! Collectively, over 30 years of stage and screen experience, this collection of sexy beasts have worked extremely hard to get to this point!
I'm asking you to help me 'Get out of Town!' and get Menagerie Burlesque's first member to theItty Bitty Festival in Quesnel, BC
I have been known to use many cross disciplinary skills to enhance my entertainment, from sound technician to voice over to hosting, and producing, story telling and spoken word poetry and even coaching other new performers! Sometimes all for the same show! I've been blending all these weird and wonderful skills to channel my art into burlesque that has been described as humorous, captivating and positive masculine sexuality that breaks stereotypes. This is my first year of submitting to festivals, and first acceptance to perform!
Photo credit: Miss Dee Fire - HarPoon in June
This year, I am focusing on my performances, and getting ART Done! The Menagerie's Season opener on March 22 and 23rd - Return of the Stripping Dead - will feature a new piece, that will delight with the Spooky unexpected! Stay tuned for photos! And possibly some behind the scene looks!
Photo credit: Miss Dee Fire - HarPoon in June - other MB performers Jack Gently, Vitamin D, special guest performer Charlie Peters.
On top of a full time muggle job, training and using my voice for voice overs, occasionally writing the odd script/novel, and working on my acting skills - I am asking for your support to help with travel expenses for this amazing event. This past winter has seen unexpected furnace (at -40 Celsius) and car repairs, which has left more than a large dent into my budget. This means that I have no resources to pay for the airfare or accommodations, while in Quesnel, BC. I am still actively researching billeting for artists, but any and all donations will help me get to this event.
Currently I am also looking into a small film screening, or tiny improv burlesque show to help with expenses. However, film rights, and venue costs will decrease the amount I'll be able raise - even though it is still so much fun to do!
Photo : Miss Dee Fire - Lugo event 2015 -Silent Big Spender (All audience members were listening to the sound on close circuit fm transmission!) Our first group routine outside of theatrical stage!
But What If I don't want to Just donate??
I can also send small voiceover clips used for ring tones with every $20 dollar donation!
With more donations, the more ridiculous things I can bring you before and after the festival! Drunken juggling? Maybe!
Personalized motivational pep talk intermixed with lullaby's? Confusing!
Overly dramatic reading of pop lyrics or Hot Dog recipe by plastic rotating log fireplace? Definitely!
If you want something along those lines with a donation, or something else, I'm more than willing to hear from you!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credit: Miss Dee Fire - master of the #glitterbeard
TRAVEL COSTS NEEDED
Airfare - Return flight - Saskatoon to Prince George - $400 to $500 - the later the flight, the more expensive!
Cheap accommodation for 5 nights to take advantage of cheaper flights: average $80 to $100 per night
Food - Because artists need to eat!
Travel Insurance: $50 - because costumes are expensive
Public Liability insurance: $30
TOTAL with flex if getting the right sales: $800 to $1000ish
For More information
For more information about Peter MorningWood, Menagerie Burlesque in Saskatoon,SK and the Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival in Quesnel, BC check out the following links
The Bottom Half!
Photo credit : Miss Dee Fire
I thank you for taking the time to read this request.
Supporting local art, globally; all powered by #SparklyBoobs and #GlitterBeard Sincerely! All donations will be gratefully received!
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