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An essential workshop for professional performers.

Does this sound like you?
Struggling to get bookings? surrounded by peers who seem consistently booked?
You don't know where to start to create an original act?
You have amazing act ideas but no idea how to create the costume or find the perfect track?
Do you feel invisible in the industry and unable to grow a Social Media following?
or are you just lacking confidence as a drag / cabaret / or burlesque performer?
What if you could:
  • Feel more confident from act creation through to the stage?
  • Increase the number and the quality of your bookings?
  • Know what pay to ask for, and how to get it?
  • Find your USP and performer brand, and use that to feel more visible in the market?
  • Have the tools at hand to become a creative, successful, original performer?
It can be a reality - let me be your Glamazon Fairy Godmother!
Lady May Presents:
'The Teaser's Toolkit 3'

Saturday 11th May

12-6pm

Fontaines Bar, Stoke Newington Road, London

 

An intimate afternoon of talks, workshops and networking with 8 industry leaders and headline performers, exclusively for those ready to take their performance to the next level.

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But wait, who am I?
Lady May: a Statuesque Burlesque Glamazon with over 6 years as a Burlesque big sister, having taught 100's of burlesque and cabaret performers. I have a passion for promoting body confidence, and seeing students flourish, and this has been my driving force in creating 'The Teaser's Toolkit'.
Voted #9 Burlesque performer in the UK 2018-2019 and #75 most influential globally.
A Body Positive Ambassador, Tease Tutor, Fire Performer, Internationally Published Pin-Up
and Star of both Stage and Small Screen. 

"It was a wonderful day Lady May. So grateful. Invaluable resource for us starlets!"

In this third instalment, Lady May has once again pulled together some of the most aspirational, professional and educational figures in the UK performance scene.
Attend 8 workshops from headliners and industry experts, and gain exclusive access at a Q&A session to ask your burning questions!
 The Expert Speakers of 'The Teaser's Toolkit 3': 
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International performer, fire momma and Equity's own Variety Councillor, Red Sarah will cover contracts, insurance, Equity and being proud of your paperwork

Cover Your Arse: Let's Get Anal About The Details 

Red Sarah

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Herself a performer and historical costumier, Odelia is inspired by aesthetics from a bygone era. She'll be, sharing tips on research, originality, and making costume work for your acts. Image: Tigz Rice

Costuming for Stage & Performance

Odelia Opium

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Photographer, performer and producer of the renowned 'Hundred Watt Club', Lena Mae is uniquely placed to tell us what producers really look for, and what helps them choose acts - as well as 'watt' turns them off. Image Sam Samuel

What Producers

Really Want

Lena Mae Lenman

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Neo drag queen burlesque performer Lilly has a clear idea of her performance story - but how do you make that a reality for the stage? #3 in the UK and #32 globally, Lilly is the creative powerhouse to help talk through the process of bringing acts to stage. Image: Ayesha H

Act Creation - The Process of Performance

Lilly Snatchdragon

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With ten years' experience photographing burlesque shows and performers, Tigz will take us through tips to getting that perfect live shot on and off stage.

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How to Look Good on Camera

Tigz Rice

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Lady May has performed & taught across the country, from new performers, to corporate groups, and onto the small screen! In this talk she'll cover how to find bookings, get bookings & keep getting booked. Image: Shannon Swift

5 Secrets to Getting Bookings 

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Editor-in-chief of 21st Century Burlesque, business coach Holli Mae is here to help you find your USP, define your performer brand, and market to the right people, in the right way to improve visibility & bookings. Image: Tigz Rice

Performer Branding & Marketing

Holli Mae Johnson

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Closing our afternoon of talks, we are honoured to have Miss Polly Rae share her experience as a superstar producer, burlesque chanteuse, mistress of ceremonies, cabaret producer AND creative director of 'The Lola's Showgirls'!

Tips from The Top

Miss Polly Rae

At this workshop you will learn: 
  • The top 3 secrets to securing bookings
  • How to approach producers with confidence, secure paid bookings and be top of their list for repeat bookings
  • How to not only know your place in the market, but increase your visibility to others
  • The tools to be an original, creative, inspired and inspiring performer, and a committed community member
What are you waiting for? Take control and change your performance career today!

More Testimonials:

"Thank you so much for running what was such an incredibly empowering and illuminating day. Not just to learn from some industry experts (who in truth I have IG stalked for ages!) but also to get to connect with other brilliant and creative women who are also starting or on this wonderful glitter filled/mad path"
Vixen Victoire
"Lady May's Teaser's Toolkit is a must for burly starlets new to the scene. I had a fabulously fun and informative day learning not just basics of the burly business, but tricks of the trade too. Any new performer knows that performing is super swell....but what about the nitty-gritty of promoting ones self,staying inspired and making your millions? Lady May spoiled us with salacious brains from the burly business who gave valuable and concise lectures on creativity, finance and costume to name just a few. I left feeling excited,inspired,savvy and revved up for my next gallactic burly adventure! Super grateful."
Venus Gallactica

"It was such a pleasure to be asked along and I had such a wonderful day!

Bravo to you for creating this brilliant wonderful thing"

Miss Betsy Rose

Frequestly Asked Questions
What your ticket includes:
  • Access to 8 industry professionals, giving talks and workshops, to give you tools for your own performer toolkit
  • Rare opportunity to 'Ask Us Anything' at the Q&A panel session, featuring our curated team of experts
  • Networking lunch with peers and performers in a decadent setting, a chance to swap cards and great photo ops
    • we can cater for vegans/vegetarians/gluten free attendees​
  • Workbooks to take away with you and continue your learning
  • Photo opportunities as we have exclusive hire of a stunning art deco bar - and access to their extensive cocktail list - dress to impress!
    • Cabaret photographer Angus Stewart will be offering subsidised ​10-minute portrait shots
  • Attendee-only discounts to some of the best costume pieces and shows, courtesy of our experts 
  • Competitions, with prizes including a photoshoot with prints and 1:1 tuition
  • First 10 attendees that book will receive a darling deco tote bag from What Katie Did to keep all of your new literature in
Our Venue:
The Teaser's Toolkit is once again being hosted at Fontaine's, a beautiful art deco venue in East London, where we have exclusive hire for the afternoon ~ this means you'll have uninterrupted access to 8 of the industry's top names, as well as photo opportunities in a stunning Art Deco location. Dress to pose accordingly! 
Did you know that Fontaines' owner was herself a burlesque performer too?
Come for the workshop, stay for the cocktails!
After the talks, you are invited to pull up a plush bar stool, and start your Saturday night right, with a G&T in hand!
Accessibility:
This workshop is open to all genres of cabaret performers: burlesque/cabaret/drag / sideshow / circus / vaudeville - anyone with a passion to progress.
In terms of physical accessibility, the lunch and networking will take place in the ground floor bar, where there are also accessible bathrooms. The remainder of the afternoon happens in the beautiful Bamboo Lounge, down a small steep staircase. Please note there are no elevators at this venue.
And so much more:
Past attendees have created new shows with peers met at this workshop, secured stage-management experience from the industry experts, furthered their learning with mentor programmes and coaching, booked onto Brand Audits with Holli-Mae Johnson, and joined troupes with new colleagues met over cocktails.
 
They've also bought darling costume pieces from Odelia Opium Costumes, been gifted discount codes to some of London's top shows, and had exclusive offers.
Exclusive: at Teaser's Toolkit 3, Tigz Rice will announce TT x TR (Teaser's Toolkit x Tigz Rice) - an exclusive promo shoot & makeover day, just for Teaser's Toolkit 3 attendees. Last time this SOLD OUT within minutes of announcing!
Competitions: There is going to be the chance to win a photoshoot from Angus Stewart photography, a 1:1 with Miss Polly Rae, and more exclusively for those attending on the day!
So, if you're ready to take your love of performance from theory to practical, from passion to paid work, book your place today.
Tickets to this exclusive event are £97 incl booking fee and networking lunch, and as we want to keep this intimate,
spaces are strictly limited.