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Re: “Naked Girls Reading at the Richmond Triangle Theater.

Pretty bummed we got canceled! I was definitely looking forward to reading some great creepy stuff in zee buff tomorrow! :(

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Posted by DeannaDanger on 10/29/2013 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Richmond Chilly to Naked Readers

As I said previously, this show is not for everyone. We are not trying to solve the worlds problems (literary or otherwise) with nakedness. We are simply putting on a different kind of cheeky, fun, empowering and entertaining show for adult audiences who are into this kind of thing.

We are thankful for and gracious to all who were in attendance. No complaints there. We appreciate feedback, and are happy to see this thread contains at least some. We also did not solicit media attention, the media solicited us. And the media did as the media always does, put it's own spin on things.

NGR's audience, as well as burlesque audiences in general are consistently 50/50 women to men...and sometimes the amount of women in attendance is more so then men. As an award winning, national touring, professional performer, producer AND instructor in the 'art of the tease,' I have the accreditation to say these types of events are performed AND enjoyed by women of all ages and walks of life. Women (and men) enjoy identifying with the performers and themes presented, which can also have quite an empowering effect on ones own self esteem and confidence.

Everyone from stay-at-home moms, law professionals, school teachers, insurance adjusters, non-profit workers, librarians, and dental assistants to college graduates, illustrators, diy craftspeople, and self-employed professional artists of all kinds have let their pasties fly in Richmond, VA and beyond. Claiming ones body, mind, and soul, reveling in beauty of all shapes, sizes and colors, and exploring themes of expression from across the spectrum of interests is what burlesque is all about. There are student shows, there are student-run shows, and there are professional level shows. There is a show type for everyone, and they can all be found in Richmond, VA. For information and links to the depth of our scene, please visit Burlesque in Richmond (and the world) has grown a lot over the years. Perhaps it's time for another peek behind the very open and welcoming, velvet curtain.

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Posted by DeannaDanger on 06/03/2013 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Richmond Chilly to Naked Readers

Reading of religious books was only one of sited *possible* next topics. We have actually settled upon the theme of "food," because everyone loves hearing about food. This event is of course, not for everyone, and we would have loved to explain further to the reporter about 'Naked Girls Reading' being a sophisticated reading salon, aimed to bring a bit of diversity in artistic nightlife culture to RVA, but he left prior to his promised interview.

NGR is something fresh, unique and full of interesting commentary and personality from the professional entertainers reading the selections. Yes, you can read naked at home by yourself, but you can't enjoy it in the same way as a stage reading injected with storytelling charisma, theatre atmosphere, and a chance to have a cocktail and socialize with fellow literary enthusiasts. This is a lighthearted event that gives Richmond a chance to feel smart and sexy at the same time, to indulge in a view of beautiful belles (none of which are pudgy, emo, or in need of an excuse to disrobe, mind you, as professional naked girls, we take darn good care of our bodies), and enjoy literature in a new way, as perhaps a throw-back to Edwardian or Victorian era sophisticates.

As we like to say in the club, "Come for the naked, stay for the reading."

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Posted by DeannaDanger on 05/30/2013 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Byrlesque at the Byrd

Boom Boom Basics Burlesque Studio Presents:


Sunday 5/6 at The Byrd Theatre in Carytown!

Join us for a fine evening of classic burlesque, presented for the first time ever in Richmond's beloved, historic movie palace, The Byrd Theatre! With a talented cast hand-picked amongst the Virginia/Maryland/North Carolina region, "Byrlesque At The Byrd" pays tribute to so many of the Byrd's most classic films to grace it's silver screens! Ranging from silent films to some of our favorite childhood movies, these burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville performers will bring the movies to life right before your very eyes!

Deanna Danger
Bitsy Buttons
Cherrie Canary
Deepa De Jour
Indy Go-Go
Lottie Ellington
Maria Bella
Meka La Creme
Paco Fish
Scarlet Starlet
& The Wanderlust Agreement

Hosted by Mark Slomski of the Slomski Cabaret, featuring The Dainty Dolls in a "Byrdette" cabaret tribute, and the Filmroasters providing comedic relief!

Vintage/ cocktail attire requested! Raffle prizes, vendors and more!

Doors 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm
Ages 18+

Tickets $10 in advance/ $15 door

Pre-sale tickets here:…

Byrd Theatre
2908 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA

Promotional photo provided by Kencredible,

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Posted by DeannaDanger on 04/27/2012 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Brilliant Disguise

Ditto to the above^

"love this quote: "The I.E. event couldn’t have been for Richmond’s so-called creative thinkers. Most of the people I’d identify as local spark plugs would have spent the conference’s hefty $125 admission fee on something more practical — a rent payment, say, or a new piece of software"

I couldnt have said it better myself"....


MightyCaseyMedia, you can get an amen for this:

"Creative energy comes from the bottom, not the top. Frustration, rage-against-the-machine, feeling marginalized will drive either crime or creativity - admittedly, sometimes, it will drive both - why not offer the opportunity from the bottom up, rather than the top-down approach taken by i.e.?"

-Deanna Danger-
Professional provocateur

Posted by DeannaDanger on 07/08/2011 at 2:24 AM

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