The ABC Double D's of Burlesque is the ultimate burlesque experience that informs in a manner that is as fun and vibrant as the Neo-Burlesque scene today!
An illustrated hardcover ABC encyclopedia written for both novice and veteran burlesque enthusiasts, the book is a light and bright summary on everything burlesque. Featuring beautiful illustrations and clever rhymes, you will learn a little something about everything burlesque in 56 pages of absolute fun.
The ABC Double D's of Burlesque are written by April O'Peel (Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society, "Most Comedic" winner at the Burlesque Hall of Fame) and Bashar Sawalha (Inquest of Missing Time, PercoTop). This beautiful book features illustrations by Bashar Sawalha and foreword by Executive Director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Dustin Wax.
Our print and publishing project also includes an 8 page 5X7 postcard coloring book featuring drawings from The ABC Double D's of Burlesque and 4X4 full color vinyl stickers.
And that's not all...
The ABC Double D's of Burlesque LIVE is an epic stage production inspired by the book. Featuring the spectacular cast of Gastown Cabaret, this neo-cabaret spectacle will be held at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver British Columbia. Audiences will explore the exotic world of a burlesque performer in an homage to burlesque history, the legends, the costumes, the theatricality, the glitter, the glamour, and of course, the striptease.
The ABC Double D's of Burlesque BLOG is an in depth look at the book featuring tutorials in the multi-disciplinary art of burlesque performance and illustration. The feed will keep you updated with a variety of interviews and podcasts discussing different aspects of concept, dance, staging, drawing and costumes design.
Limited edition authentic silk screen prints, pasties and a kitty kat garter belt (garter belt available in both small and large sizes) have all been created and inspired by illustrations from the book.
Our main costs come from the printing of the book, the stickers, and the postcard coloring book. Our next biggest expense will be the production of The ABC Double D's of Burlesque LIVE- venue rental is expensive and we want to make sure that we pay our cast and crew a fair wage for all their effort. The rest will go to fees, materials, and the labor necessary for our product and it's success.
Risks and challenges
Since all the work and art have already been finalized and the prototypes have been tested, we have taken on most of the risk ourselves! You won't have to worry much about it getting done! But because we are outsourcing printing overseas, we might deal with importation and customs delays and/or damages from shipping. Hopefully we won't experience any of these problems!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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