A Weekend With...
Kitten 'N Lou
The Atlanta School of Burlesque presents, A Weekend With Kitten 'N Lou
"The cheers are loud and the revolutionary vibe in the air is palpable. Kitten N’ Lou are loud and proud feminist icons.” (The Australian Times)
The Atlanta School of Burlesque has been providing burlesque education since 2013. As an institution dedicated to burlesque education it is of the utmost importance that we provide our students access to the best instructors in our industry.
Our next "Weekend With" on January 14th & 15th, 2023 puts Kitten N' Lou in the spotlight!
Voted the #1 Burlesque Duo in the World in 2015, crowned “Best Duo” at Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2019, and in the Top 10 “Most Influential Performers of the Decade” (21st Century Burlesque), this “camp, show-stopping couple” (The UK Daily Mail) uses burlesque, drag, dance, and theater to make performance that has been described as “the wacky love child of vaudeville and club drag” (Australian Stage 2016), “polished, clever, and glamorous” (Dita Von Teese), and “GENIUS” (The Huffington Post).
Since joining forces as “The World’s Show-Busiest Couple” both on and offstage, Kitten N’ Lou have garnered awards and accolades around the globe, including Lou’s crowning as 2017’s Mr. Exotic World, King of Boylesque, Most Comedic duo at the 2014 Burlesque Hall of Fame, honored as 2014 Artists of the Year by City Arts Magazine, and funded with grants from such entities as 4Culture. Known for their signature brand of highly choreographed comedic camp extravaganzas, this brash and dazzling duo has seduced audiences across the globe, headlining festivals such as the Helsinki Burlesque Festival and Viva Las Vegas.
Their two-person shows OVEREXPOSED and Holier Than Thou have delighted international audiences from Joe's Pub in NYC to the Fringe World Festival in Perth. Kitten N’ Lou made their television debut with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett on the PBS Great Performances special Cheek to Cheek in 2014, and Peacock’s Queer As Folk in 2022.
11:00 am - Burlesque Performers are Superheros! Character Development with Lou Henry Hoover
Find out why burlesque performers are superheroes and the answers to other questions about “persona based performance.” How do we develop onstage characters that are both specific and have range? In this workshop we will dig into that wealth of material - FEELINGS! - as the root of our performing personalities.
12:15 pm - Kitten N’ Lou’s CAMP Camp
Embrace your inner camp queen or king as Kitten & Lou guide you through various tricks and tools to infuse your burlesque with a shot of humor! Beginning with a dance based warm up for your body and brain, we will integrate Kitten N’ Lou’s signature choreographic stylings with structured theatrical exercises to develop skills that command an audience’s attention and take them on a ride. Play with ideas of slapstick, facial exaggeration, and comedic timing, as you learn to toe the line of sex and comedy and tell a story with your act. Funny is sexy!
1:30 pm - “Beyond Pretty”: Drag Makeup for Burlesque Performers by Kitten LaRue
You’ve been practicing your faces in the mirror, and they look great – now how to make sure that every wink, smile, snarl, and pout can be seen by your audience? Makeup! Kitten LaRue digs deep into her bag of drag tricks to share the basics of creating drama with contour, highlight, eyebrow sculpting, and beating that face for the gods! Learn techniques to heighten and exaggerate both the feminine and the expressive qualities of your face to magnify every bat of an eyelash to the back of the house. All gender presentations welcome!
Come See The Shows!
The Vaudeville Revue
with Kitten N' Lou
Presenting an extravaganza of the senses! The extraordinary Vaudeville Revue full of burlesque satire, emotion, sultry performances, humor, and sheer joy! We're taking Classic and Campy Burlesque to wondrous and sparkling heights, starring Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover as Kitten N' Lou!
The Vaudeville Revue features performances by local burlesque favorites and a student performance from The Atlanta School of Burlesque!
Doors 8:00 pm, Show - 9:00 pm
Nose To The Rhinestone
Nose to the Rhinestone began as a social media accountability network that was created by Bazuka Joe. According to Bazuka Joe, #NoseToTheRhinestone* was "created in an effort to get folks motivated, and it served its purpose well at the time." Now, you can search the hashtag on most social media channels and see the incredible work and dedication that many burlesque performers have chronicled with this hashtag. We have created this burlesque brunch show as a part of our Weekend With series to inspire Atlanta burlesque performers to put their noses to the rhinestone and create something that can then be peer reviewed by some of the best in our industry!
The show features performers who are provided act feedback by Kitten N' Lou, instructors of The Atlanta School of Burlesque, and some of our performers from our Saturday night show, Vaudeville Revue with Kitten N' Lou!
Tickets include brunch catered by DeaLuna Productions! Brunch includes: TBA
Brunch includes the mimosa bar!
Doors & Brunch 10:30 AM, Show 11:30 AM
*We use this name and concept with explicit consent and enthusiasm from Bazuka Joe.
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Social media shoutouts leading up to the weekender
Your logo in the program
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