Hot Tawdry

She'll Cure What Ails You


Hot Tawdry is the beautiful,  chaoticlovechild between a femme fatale and a muppet.

She came out of the womb dramatic, attended school to be dramatic and found that the best use of her degree was to be dramatically naked. She got a taste of that glittery circus life and never looked back.

Her numbers are inspired by Sci-Fi,comics, classic burlesque, and ridiculousness . She is never one to shy away from gender bending, tassle twirling, a strong brow and pouring beer/blood/slime on herself.

She produces Foundation Cabaret and House of Burlesque at House of Blues.
She can be seen performing in Chicago with Original Tease, Feva Pitch Productions, Eve's Parlor, Burlesco, GeekHaus, Ms.Pixy Productions and The Glitter Guild.

Hot Tawdry loves to show her naked, nerdy selfall across the country and tours as often as possible. Favorite cities have been New Orleans, New York and Nashville. Honorable mention: Louisville for the Bourbon on the way to Nashville.
When not performing she can be found shouting things while watching sports, cuddling her Kitty, and dancing around to old music.


plan 9 Questionnaire

  • How did you get started in Burlesque and Plan 9? 

I was a frustrated actress in need of a creative outlet and stumbled upon on an audition for a burlesque production by Ms.Pixy.  I discovered my love for burlesque and was fortunate enough to work alongside many of the strong, talented, beautiful nerds that founded Plan 9. 

  • Is there a story behind your burlesque name?

It wasa cold winter evening. I was at the only bar for miles. I was sipping hot toddies and in the mood for some wordplay. 

  • What is your favorite number?

Wonder Woman- I love watching the audiences faces when they see how I use my lasso of truth. Close runner up is Lady Liberty. 

  • If you could be any fictional character who would you be and why?

Miss Piggy. She speaks her mind, owns the spotlight, is a savvy business woman, looks flawless and has my dream wardrobe. 

  • What’s one thing people may be surprised to learn about you?

I love crappy Rom Com's. 

  • Where else can people find your work?

I produce Foundation Cabaret and House of Burlesque at House of Blues, I work with Original Tease, Feva Pitch Productions, GeekHaus, Eve's Parlor, andMsPixyProductions. I tour a few times a year to spread my nerdy nudity throughout the country
Lightning Round (one word/short answers) 

Lightning Round

  • Star Trek vs Star Wars

Star Wars- Return of the Jedi all the way. 

  • DC vs Marvel

DC. Wonder Woman is my favorite character!

  • Harry Potter vs Twilight

Harry Potter. Prisoner of Azkaban. Twilight is dumb. Team Lestat. 

  • Doctor Who or James Bond?

 Doctor Who. Tennant!!!

  • What is your dream nerdlesque number? 

A Tolkein inpsired number. His universe is one of my favorites