November 19th - December 17th 10:30pm
Sunday Showcase December 11th 7:30pm
$20 at the door | $15 TICKETS ONLINE
$10 parties 5 or more | $10 wearing BEASTIE SWAG
Prop Thtr: 3502 N. Elston, Chicago
Jillian Erickson *
Performer, Writer, Director, Producer, Pain in the Ass… and not necessarily in that order.
Michelle Power *
Michelle is the Co-Producer, Co-Director, and Emcee. An actor and forever lover of the Arts, she looks forward to sinking her teeth into her next performance role.
Ed Schweitzer *
Ed Schweitzer likes hitting buttons so much, that he's been doing it around town for 12 years now, and with Beast Women the whole time that that has been a thing. He also does great things here, there, and everywhere, but is running out of space in this bio to fit them...
Mahira is a Professional Bellydance Artist located in the suburbs of Chicago. She loves being a part of the Beast Women show and is honored to be an Ensemble Member of BW family. Mahira teaches bellydance classes, private lessons, and workshops, as well as hosts bellydance events. She is available for parties and events. www.MahiraBellydance.com
Julia Brown, Comedian, tells lovingly warm tales about her life. She appeals to all audiences and shares pieces of her life with hilarity and sincerity. Her real no-nonsense demeanor draws audiences in and leaves them wanting more. Proud to call Chicago, home, she has entertained audiences from California to New York.
Diva LaVida is a heart breaker, funny maker, and clothes off taker about town. She is a proud member of the Belmont Burlesque Revue, and Dirty Birds Burlesque. Diva is delighted to be rejoining Beast Women. Woot woot!
Once an innocent and impressionable child, Marianne was prodded by her overzealous feminist mother to take on the world of men. First by becoming a medical professional and then a forensic expert.....she knew her softer seamier side was being neglected. Stirring into her brew Jill and Michelle of the Beast Women... and a written word (often poetry) diva was released. Published so many times she has stopped collecting the books (they're on Amazon ), she has performed on radio, television, had a four year featured show in Las Vegas Nevada, received local awards, taught classes in the writing of erotica and was a three time winner of the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival taking best in show. Enough! ....She likes talking dirty......and her stage name is Gillian Holoroyd!
Miss Claira bell is an accomplished circus, sideshow, and burlesque performer braised out of Milwaukee,WI. She loves to blend the lines of burlesque and circus arts to give the audience a show they won't soon forget.
Avid in theater production, she is managing director at Prop Theater, resident costume designer, and has skills in metal fabrication, hat making, and drawing. She also works with The Silent Theater company on costumes. A dance enthusiast since childhood, she studied dance as a minor as an undergrad and currently like to choreograph and perform short vintage inspired cabaret style pieces which have appeared in various variety shows at Prop, Rhinofest and the Beast Women series.
JoBeth Harrison *
JoBeth has been a part of Beast Women from damn near the beginning and loves every second of it. Though a part of one of Chicago's top rated wedding bands (Green Fourteen), being a Beastie lets her explore different genres of music while adding her own unique twist to them.
Bobby Crowley is a makeup artist at Sephora and a writer everywhere else. She does not like pina coladas, she doesn’t necessarily mind the rain, but she definitely would never have sex at midnight in a dune, as that seems super uncomfortable.
After several years of studying dance, Piper has created her own distinctive brand of belly dance fusion. This past June, she found herself as the Assistant Director for the New York Theatrical Belly Dance Conference, working alongside the globally celebrated in dance co-producers Ranya Renee and Anasma of France.
Liz Greenwood is a comedian and actor who is thrilled to join the ranks of Beast Women! She is a proud Fem Com grad who can be seen telling jokes all over the city.
Fotia has been bellydancing for many years in the Chicagoland area, Wisconsin and New Mexico. Her style includes a Greek accent and from time to time, Spanish. In addition, she has also performed Polynesian dance and most recently, Flamenco.
Ada Cheng is a recovering academic and a professor turned storyteller, improviser, and stand-up comedian. She has been enjoying her new adventures in theater and performance since quitting her job at the university. She is living her motto: Take your life and make it the best story in
Simona Signoret is ready to tantalize your heart and your mind! She is a Jane of All Trades as a neo-burlesque dancer, a maker, photographer, model, fire-spinner, and business owner. Simona is currently co-producing the Smudged Lipstick Revue, a show aimed to give up-and-coming burlesque dancers and variety performers the stage. Beautiful and bewitching, you'll be wanting more Simona Signoret!
Viktoria is an inspired fusion dancer bringing together belly dance, Russian and Indian Gypsy and other forms of dance to bring music to life through motion that takes the audience on a fantastic adventure. A dancer since the age of three, she continues to discover new dance forms to weave them into a magnificent tapestry of movement.
Emma Bice is a dance major at Loyola University Chicago. She does ballet, jazz, lyrical, and modern, but her absolute favorite art form is hoop dancing.
Jackie boasts a 20-plus year history of doing original spoken word and poetry in and around Chicago, eight of which have been with the fabulous Beast Women. When she is not writing and performing, Jackie is an odd-jobber at large who drinks coffee and makes stuff out of other stuff.
First auditioned for Beast Women almost 6 years ago at the Prop Thtr and the rest is history. Her poetry is insightful, passionate erotic and honest.She curated The Fine Arts Building birthday celebration poetry venue for 4 years, She has been a semi-finalist and a finalist for the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. She is a nationally and internationally published poet and she continues to feature all over Chicagoland area.
Goldie Rox started dancing at age two, and has not looked back. With a dance performance degree under her belt, this Southern belle has performed and studied genres such as ballet, tap, jazz, and recently burlesque. With an act once described as "cute as f***!" Goldie hopes she can tap into your heart and inspire you to Shake A Tail Feather
* Symbolizes a Beast Women Ensemble Member
Jillian Erickson *
Michelle Power *
Ed Schweitzer *
Marianne Schaefer *
JoBeth Harrison *