Abstract

Abstract:

Gigi L'Amour (a.k.a. Stephen Lawson of 2boys.tv) interviews six contemporary cabaret emcees on how they came to hosting and what their individual approaches are to the role. Hosts are Alex Tigchelaar a.k.a. Sasha Von Bon Bon (Toronto/Montreal), Lois Weaver a.k.a. Tammy WhyNot (New York City/London, UK), Dayna McLeod (Montreal), Earl Dax (Montreal/New York City), Alexis O'Hara a.k.a. Guizo LaNuit (Montreal), and Keith Cole (Toronto). With an introduction by Gigi L'Amour, this article profiles established mid- to late-career cabaret artists from Canada and the United States. These artists work with various live art performance techniques, including drag, persona, improvisation, interlocutor framing, feminist performance, comedy, variety programming, performance art, political theatre, and queer aesthetics.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1920-941X
Print ISSN
0315-0836
Pages
pp. 67-72
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-09
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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