By Byrne Harrison
The New York Boylesque Festival weekend kicks off tonight with a teaser party at the Knitting Factory and is followed by tomorrow's main event at B.B. King's.
Here's your chance to meet some of the performers before they hit the stage.
Name: Waxie Moon
Home town: Seattle, Washington
How many years have you been doing burlesque?
Since the fall of 2006.
How would describe your burlesque style?
Waxie Moon is a gender-blending queer lady boylesque performance-art stripping sensation. That pretty much covers it.
Have you participated in the New York Boylesque Festival in the past?
Yes, 2 years ago. Can't wait for another full weekend of man meat magic!
Who are you most looking forward to seeing perform this weekend?
Manchego always cracks me the fuck up. Brewster makes me weak in the knees. And I live for the gender complexity of Lou Henry Hoover.
What would you like to say to your New York fans (and future fans)?
Thanks for supporting this exciting and evolving art-form!