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What the Funk?! is the story of the first inaugural What the Funk?! an All BIPOC Burlesque Festival that was held in Seattle, Washington in August of 2019. The film follows Founder and Producer, Kia Puckett, in this labor of love as they explore what it means to rewrite the rules of burlesque to build a supportive community of performers for both personal and professional development.
Mx. Pucks A’Plenty is #17 on the 21st Century Burlesque Magazine's Top 50 Most Influential Burlesque Industry Figures of 2021, as voted for by thousands of burlesque fans and peers worldwide. They are the Founder and Co-Producer of What the Funk?!, an All BIPOC Burlesque Festival. As a plus size queer femme of color and a vocal member of the kink scene, Mx. Pucks knows their politics, body, and sex are always potent and radical. In fact, they have an illustrious burlesque career as an international headliner at multiple festivals including the FIERCE! Queer Performing Arts Festival and Panama Burlesque Festival.
Rebecca Mmm Davis is the Co-Producer of What the Funk?!, an All BIPOC Burlesque Festival. She is also Sole Proprietor and Producer of her own production company, The Stay Up Late Show!, a theatrical producing body focused on stimulating seasoned artists to make new work while also exposing new artists to established audiences. Rebeca is also an accomplished stage and film actor and she has been emceeing and hosting events ever since middle school.
What the Funk?! is generously sponsored by the Oregon Center for the Arts and the Southern Oregon University Multicultural Resource Center. For more information about the Oregon Center for the Arts, please click here. For more information about the Southern Oregon University Multicultural Resource Center, please click here.
Friday, April 28 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Art Building: Meese Auditorium