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“…A whole weekend of innovative performers.” – Newsworks

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The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival is independently produced and organized in dedication to the art of burlesque, and for the community that empowers this craft.

Every year, the festival welcomes more than 50 performers from across the country to inspire and entertain hundreds of audience members. Elevating our local burlesque community remains at the top of our mission statement year over year. 

As a female-owned and operated business employing other experienced local producers, performers, and crew, we look forward to further nurturing this classic art form in our city.

Now as we enter our third year, we look forward to inspiring you once again.


We rely on your support in more than just applause. Please consider a donation to the festival!

 

 


Meet the 2017 Team

 

liberty-game-of-thrones-tpbfCo-producer, Liberty Rose

Co-producer for the 2017 season, performer, producer, pioneer, and costume queen, Liberty Rose is Philadelphia’s front-runner of wildly imaginative and endlessly exciting excuses for near-nudity. Innovating and redefining the Philadelphia burlesque scene since 2010, Liberty Rose is the brains and brawn behind Miss Rose’s Sexploitation Follies and Broad St. Burlesque. Co-Producer/Co-Founder of The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival and Associate Producer of The Nerdlesque Festival 2016, Liberty strives to support and inspire burlesque communities near and far through her productions, performances, and local burlesque internship program.



victoria-page-tpbfCo-producer, Victoria Page

Co-Producer for the 2017 season, Victoria Page captivates audiences with her compelling character creation and unique performance sensibility. Beginning her ecdysiast education under the tutelage of legends Jo Boobs Weldon and Bettina May at the New York School of Burlesque and local powerhouses Ginger Leigh and Sophie Sucré of Philadelphia’s award-winning The Peek-A-Boo Revue, Victoria is constantly honing her craft! Garnering finishing touches and an impressive work ethic through her internship with Broad St. Burlesque, she’s weird and wildly charming. Winner of Miss Congeniality and a finalist in the 3rd season of Philadelphia’s Burlesque Battle Royale, this Novel Tease is ecstatic to combine her MBA with her artistic drive as Co-Producer of The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival.


tpbf-tesla-merch-and-streetStreet Team Coordinator & Merchandising Director, Tesla Tease

 Tesla Tease (Tesla Baretta) is a theatrical artist and burlesque dancer in Philadelphia. She headlines for Envoûté: Magic Burlesque and performs as a guest artist with many troupes in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Proud to be a part of this community of glitter covered renegades, she now joins The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival as Street Team Coordinator & Merchandising Director.

honeytree-evil-eye-tpbfSocial Events Coordinator, Honeytree Evil Eye
Honeytree Evil Eye isn’t a doll, she’s an action figure! The producer of Honeygasm Sundays, co-producer of Full Front StreetAgitated, and 6Sex6: Metal Burlesque Dance Party at Raven, HoneyTree EvilEye has a very productive (and slutty) case of ADD. She’s been performing and producing in the Philly burlesque scene for 7 years and is madly in love with its brilliant, creative, sultry, talented community of weirdos. Honeytree is obviously the perfect person to cultivate events to show off how awesome Philadelphia is for performers and fans near and far!

frank-tpbfDirector of Headliner Relations, Frank Delaney
Francis (Frank) Delaney (aka Tsu-Bam Halcyon) is a life long Philadelphian and a graduate of Temple University. He has worked in social work for over thirty years, spending his lifetime doing volunteer work for his union, United Way Agencies and the American Red Cross. As the single parent of a daughter for over thirty years, Frank loves supporting and encouraging the women and men in Philadelphia’s burlesque scene every chance he gets. He is excited to be part of the team bringing so many talented performers to his hometown and nurturing the continued growth of The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival.

robert-kraiza-tpbfDesigner, Robert Kraiza 
Graphic Designer for this year’s festival, Robert Kraiza, is an illustrator and tattoo apprentice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Robert is Co-director of Dr. Sketchy’s Philly with his wife, Theresa. Interested in many media, he often paints in monochrome watercolor on a small scale depicting a whimsical imagining of the Victorian era. Robert is currently completing an apprenticeship at Ceremony Tattoo Societyin Philadelphia. He loves to spend his time in the company of Theresa, their daughter Lydia, and their 3 friendly cats.