Meet the Performers
Brittany Ann Tranbaugh (pronounced TRAN-baw) is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from the Lehigh Valley area in PA, she kicked off her music career as a teenager playing at Godfrey Daniels, one of the country’s only remaining bona fide folk listening rooms. She has since performed all over the US and Canada in theaters, living rooms, basements, bars, coffee shops, backyards, and on festival stages including Firefly and Philly Folk Fest. Accolades include a 2021 Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song "Kiss You" and finalist spots in the Gems in the Rough, Kerrville New Folk, and LEAF NewSong contests. In April 2022, she debuted an EP entitled “Quarter Life Crisis Haircut,” her first official release in over a decade. In this new batch of memorable and thoughtfully crafted songs, she tackles a wide range of topics including her sixth grade queer awakening, an awkward run-in with an old acquaintance, and the impossibility of true folk music authenticity in this day and age. At times witty and sarcastic, at other times heartbreaking and raw, the EP undoubtedly showcases Tranbaugh’s finest work to date.
We are the Side Chicks, a female fronted, duo consisting of Vocals, Guitar, and Saxophone (sometimes a 5-piece band), Soul/Jazz/Funk group from Philadelphia. We love catchy melodies, snazzy improv, and long hikes in the mountains.
Rising from the Hell Fire of Queens New York. Jae Bae is your local east coast kink, queer, and performer. Clapping cheeks and keepin it picante, this Latine Pole Fairy incandescence will have you burning up in your seat
Majnoon stumbled out of a border town dumpster and into your heart - be prepared to be turned on and terrified as this feral ferocity always delivers the drama. Based out of Providence, RI majnoon is one of the producers of Goblin Hole - a weirdo drag + art party happening every other month!
Caresse Deville dove headfirst into the burlesque world when she began producing a burlesque and flow arts variety show, Flirt & Flow Show in NYC. It was here that she made her performance debut. She has since moved to Philadelphia where she has taken the scene by storm! She is best known for her power-packed performances that often incorporate her love of ecdysiast excitement with her first love: hoop dancing. She currently resides as the Holy Erector of Philadelphia’s only bdsm metal burlesque troupe: Slut Church. She has the devilish touch that’s just too much.
Denise Darling is an educator, parent, and poet originally from North Philadelphia. Their erotic spoken word poetry is rooted in the intersections between gratitude, longing, and release. Classically trained in literature and theatre, Denise lends her dexterous tongue to sensual sonnets. When they are not writing, this nonbinary queer spends time camping and hiking.
Whimsy weaver Lindsey Noel enchants and amazes every room they enter. Live and Virtual from the stages of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Chicago Magic Lounge, Monday Night Magic, & The Hollywood Magic Castle - to name a few - Lindsey exudes big glamorous energy in a pint sized package.
As a bisexual person she strives to create bivisibility by existing loudly. Judging by the amount of straight men angered by Lindsey Noel simply existing on the internet, she's doing a great job so far!
Quyen (win) Tran is coming to you out of Boston. She is a regular fixture in the queer scene whether it be as a public speaker, transtape model & representative, or as her drag king alter ego, Jayden Jamison.
Jayden is excited to step on stage for the retreat and more excited about a possible rendezvous with Clifford!