Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society is an award winning, critically acclaimed, independent, member-run, not-for-profit organization that works to improve the quality, exposure and accessibility to non-traditional performing arts by producing high quality productions, providing development opportunities to performers and providing resources to the community.
We are a group of hard-working, wacky, fun-loving Burlesque performers, teachers, and general fans who bring the widest possible variety of ways to enjoy and participate in Burlesque to the city of Vancouver. Actually, we'd venture to say all of BC! And if the audience and us Chickens don't manage to have a rip-roaring good time in the process? Well then it probably isn't a Screaming Chicken event.
Screaming Chicken produces a variety of stage shows ranging from the monthly shows Taboo Revue at Wise Hall and Becoming Burlesque Graduations (one or the other each month) to limited-run, critically-acclaimed, full theatre productions such as Shine, Greece does Grease, Terror at Rock Out Beach, and Oliver Fannie.
Screaming Chicken informally began doing shows in 2002 with Rebecca Franklin (Melody Mangler) and Norm Elmore (Mr.On), joined shortly after by Dan Hill (Evil Bastard) and was officially incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 2004 by Rebecca Franklin (Melody Mangler), Norm Elmore (Mr.On), Dan Hill (Evil Bastard), Camaro Luvroc, Candy Curves, Brandy Blue and Sedge Lewis (Lou Garou).
As a not-for-profit society, this magical collective of burlesquers runs on the sweat, laughter, and the glitter of all our members and volunteers. We have a membership base of over 60 that range from the addict (just can't get enough and must do something burlesque-related every single day) to casual participants (come out to a couple events per year).
We are an inclusive, welcoming, supportive organization dedicated to bringing the very best of burlesque to any and all who wish to watch or participate in this unique and historic art form.