We’re The BBP
The BIG Burly Project is not just a burlesque troupe, it’s a group dedicated to sharing the art of burlesque as a vehicle to self-discovery, greater self-esteem, and personal empowerment to those who find themselves at a crossroad in life.
We’ve produced a variety of shows in the Richmond, Virginia area, including queerlesque, draglesque, fund-raisers, variety shows for our Veterans, and our theater production Bravely Bare.
We’re currently seeking out opportunities and performers interested in helping us continue our work in the Southern Houston/Galveston area.
It's not just burlesque; it's about sharing our personal journey's through performance art, inspiring others to explore, accept, and love their authentic selves. The BIG Burly Project is committed to sharing the art of burlesque as a vehicle to self-discovery, greater self-esteem, and personal empowerment to women who find themselves at a crossroad in life. Our theater shows are intended to be thought-provoking, and inspiring to all - learn about Bravely Bare.
Everyone goes through transitional phases in life, cis and trans women alike, and it's easy to lose yourself during the process of finding the real you. Low self-esteem or a negative self-image can impact how we parent, our openness towards friends, how we love, and how we allow ourselves to be loved, it alters our perception of worthiness in all of our relationships. We've developed a workshop series, a Facebook group, and blog to support women in transition.
The Arts Programs
Big bodied burlesque? We've got it. Shows for Vets, we do that. Faux Queens and Drag Kings, all female entertainment for the LGBT Community? Check! And, we're on the way to debuting a Bi-weekly WELLness series blending crafting, spirited, empowering, and positive messages together to develop well-being and a sense of accomplishment. And, we'll be teaching the art of burlesque for empowerment at low or no cost to women in the SW Houston area at the end of 2017.
We're making a pledge to move forward towards becoming a non-profit organization which will allow us to seek out financial support and grants to build on our successes and to continue to create workshops to support women in transition - we identify those as women recovering from the trauma of domestic violence, cancer survivors, veterans returning from active duty, those who have tested HIV+, MtF trans women, and those others who feel the need for help to complete a positive transformation in their life.
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Metamorphose Burlesque Classes
Learn burlesque in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
This course has been designed for women of all shapes, sizes, and ages over 18. Wait, that doesn’t really say what we mean – if you’re part of the LGBGTQ community, recovering from cancer or living with HIV, returning home from active military duty, feel like you’re not sure who you are anymore, are turning 40, 50, or 60, or are simply at a crossroad in your life, we’d really love to meet you because this class was made for you.
LOVE YOUR SELF
...because if you don't how you gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul
Here's What Our Audiences Have To Say...
Very powerful! I was taken aback at first with the honesty. But the journey was very illuminating and informative. It changed my views about many things. The show was a triumph. It’s impromptu moments were candid and left a positive impression.
A powerful honest reflection of the very personal life experiences of the performers. Their stories were thought provoking and engaging. The stories breathe new life into very real issues still facing women today, across generational and social boundaries.
Very raw and emotional. Theses women showed their true selves and that they are more powerful because of their challenges. Completely changed the game as far as burlesque or theatre.
They were very moving and personal which fit well with the intimate setting of The Firehouse Theatre. The stories being broken into two performances with the undressing, tearing down of the person, exposing themselves and the overcoming, putting their lives together as they dressed up was interesting and added a lot to the show.