The Nefarious Laboratory to Present ORIGIN STORIES as Part of Gotham Storytelling Festival, 11/3
Nasty Canasta: Internationally-renowned neo-ecdysiast Nasty Canasta is frequently hailed as a genius of the contemporary burlesque scene. A "burlesque queen" (The NY Times) and Runner Up at the 2010 Miss Exotic World Pageant, Nasty is host and producer of Naked Girls Reading NYC, a regular performer with Wasabassco, and was an original co-creator of Pinchbottom Burlesque. She spent the summer of 2010 as a snake charmer and contortionist with the world-famous Coney Island Circus Sideshow in Brooklyn, NY.
A full-time burlesque performer, producer and costumer since 2004, Nasty draws on her years of experience in theatre to create acts and shows that combine tease, humor, and spectacle. Best known for her 'burlesques on burlesque' - subtle and surprising twists on classic striptease - and equally at home with classic tease and contemporary pop culture, her numbers range from the sublime to the silly, and have been a favorite with audiences around the world.
Mary Cyn: Miss Mary Cyn is a classically trained actor who takes off her clothes in bars. Sexy and nerdy, creative and wacky, Miss Mary Cyn is known for doings acts that surprise, inspire and arouse. She is the founder and co-producer of Original Cyn, New York's craziest burlesque show. She's also a founding member and former co-producer of Epic Win Burlesque. Her Production Company, The Cyn Factory, is bringing New York City a fun blend of theatre, burlesque, art, and partying.
Big Heath: Heath has appreciated live performances all his life. Big Heath became a member of New York's burlesque community in 2005 and has attended many hundred neo-burlesque shows since. Considered a connoisseur of the art form by some, Big Heath's insight has been sought by both performers and producers. During daylight hours Heath can be found overeating, perusing the city's various art museums, and occasionally at his job as a Project Engineer in Northern New Jersey, this is his debut as a storyteller.