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  • New Orleans Nerdlesque Festival
  • New Orleans Nerdlesque Festival
  • New Orleans Nerdlesque Festival

ABOUT US

NOLA Nerdlesque is a two day performance festival. We'll be bringing burlesque performers from all across the country to the Big Easy to celebrate and satirize our favorite pop culture and nerdy properties. Shows will take place November 15th & 16th. The festival will also include workshops and parties for performers and a few lucky VIPs. 

Our Misson

To protect the world from devastation...JUST KIDDING!


NOLA Nerdlesque is a chance for performers and audiences to celebrate the things they love most in the world. It’s about the stories and characters that make us who we are as individuals and as a culture. The festival is dedicated to creating a welcoming space for performers of all shapes and backgrounds to create awesome burlesque, and audiences of all types to revel in all their wild geeky glory.

Persé Fanny got her burlesque debut as Luigi in the New Orleans premiere of Boobs and Goombas and has been performing Nerdlesque ever since. You can find her tearing it up from Bourbon to the Bywater and beyond. She performs with a number of fantastic troupes throughout New Orleans performing classic and neo burlesque. Some of her favorite roles include Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas Burlesque, Pantz in I Ain’t Afraid of No Boob, and Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Wet Dream. This easy going southern gal is excited to be bringing performers from around the country to join in the fun of Nola Nerdlesque!

Executive Director

Persé Fanny

Hottest Dame from Here to Hades

Miss Honey Tangerine, the Tasty Treat who doesn't miss a beat! Just as delicious as she sounds, Miss Tangerine is a burlesque dancer,costumer and producer based in New Orleans. Recently crowned the Queen of the 2018 New Orleans Tamale Festival, she has performed at Southern Fried Burlesque Festival 2012 and 2013, The New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2012, the Vermont Burlesque Festival 2014 and 2015, and The Freezing Tassel Burlesque Festival 2017. She is known for her inventive costuming, love of Star Trek and near-Brechtian performance style.

She is the artistic director for Picolla Tushy Presents the Bluestockings Burlesque and Naked Theater Troupe. She is the founder and producer of Burlesque Imitates Art: A collaborative art experience. She is also the producer of a burlesque variety show called Tangerine Dreams, featured monthly at Banks Street Bar.

Assistant Producer

Honey Tangerine

Tasty Treat that Doesn't Miss a Beat

Vincent Gallant is a versatile and talented performer, as charming as he is handsome, more witty than either, and not particularly modest. Vincent is a long time thespian with over 15 years of theatre experience and a decade of improv under his belt. He has hosted shows throughout the big easy, from Bustout to Baby Dolls, where he happily banters with unruly audiences and puts them firmly back in their place. His striptease is often funny and even more often unpredictable, which is just the way you like it, isn't it?Some of Vincent's favorite rolls include Riddler in Arkham Ass-ylum, Jeff Golblum in Life, Uh, Strips A Way, and Santa Claus in The Nightmare Before Christmas Burlesque. 

Co-Producer

Vincent Gallant

Too Handsome to be Modest

Sable is a transplant from Chicago and Phoenix where she produced and performed with numerous shows. Sable is known for producing the largest Nerdlesque show in the Southwest, Talk Nerdy to Me: a Byte of Burlesque with an annual audience of over 1000!

 

Sable's style is a mix of dance and theater having perfected the art of neo-burlesque. Inspiration comes to Sable in many forms: starting with her signature act of an on-stage shower scene from Psycho and moving forward to such acts as Zoot from Quest for the Holy Grail (with real knights in armor), bringing the dark faeries from Midsummer's Night's Dream to life burlesque style and most recently painted and performing as everyone's favorite blue skinned villain Skeletor.

 

 

Sable is a Mistress of storied performances with a special joy for darkly themed acts, and of course all things nerdy...she is gleeful to be joining Nola Nerdlesque Fest as an official Director!

Co-Producer

Sable Switch

Brunette Boss of Burlesque

 
 
 
 
 

With a southern spice all her own, the "Cure with the Curves" Remy Dee has been singing since she could talk. Named for her favorite comic book character, this New Orleans lady joined the world of burlesque back in 2009 as a sultry songstress. But after falling in love with the art of the tease over and over – and after some encouragement from Jack Daniels – she learned how to shimmy, shake, and show off till the sun comes up over the Crescent City!

A proud member of several local troupes, Remy is also an associate producer of the Nola Nerdlesque Festival. She coordinates many charity shows and has written several burlesque parody plays, most notably her Nightmare Before Christmas Burlesque show.

While Remy has performed all over the country, she is deeply proud to call New Orleans home.

Marketing and Communications Director

Remy Dee

Cure with the Curves