Spiel Chicago Episode Four: Burlesque

Spiel Chicago Episode Four: Burlesque

On this week’s Spiel Chicago, Smyra revisits an interview from 2015 with three burlesque producers.  

Stella Cheeks

Stella Cheeks 

Get to know Red Rum, Stella Cheeks, and Ray Ray Sunshine as they share the strange ways they found their way to burlesque, their tips for getting started and how people outside of theatre react when they tell them what they do.  This is part one of a two-part episode on burlesque.  Part two will be posted on Sept 5th.

Links to the artists and shows discussed:


Ray Ray Sunshine 

Next episode, we’ll share an interview with Chicago actor and educator Sindy Castro.

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Smyra Yawn

Since 2011 Smyra Yawn has worked as a stage manager, production manager, business manager and teacher in Chicago. She enjoys also coffee and gardening.