The Rogue Alliance is a lightsaber stage choreography performance troupe, hosting members with over 10 years of lightsaber based performances, martial artists , and actors. In previous years our cast has performed in shows like Jedi MacBeth, Jedi Noir, and the Sword of the Jedi. Our members have a rich history of providing thrilling lightsaber shows. Our shows have ranged from highly elaborate multimedia presentations, to personal narrative based shows, kids training, and pop up fights.
Rogue Alliance: Stage Show
The Rogue Alliance will perform a stage show which uses lightsaber stage choreography. The shows theme will be a pirate themed show. The members will take part in actiing on stage and conducting light saber fights.
Choreography Demo and Workshop
The Rogue Alliance, through demonstrations and interaction with the attendees will instruct the practical stage use of the blades and walk them though the basic skills. We can also discuss and show what goes into the construction of a fight, and discussion of costuming.
“Helland is yet another accomplished ex-punk who has made the striking transition to atmospheric soundtracks.” Jack Rabid, BigTakeOver Magazine
Armed with his trademark Godin Multiac guitar, Helland has created a musical world of his own combining his love of movie soundtracks, punk rock, thrash metal and Celtic and Gypsy styles into a quirky melodic brew of instrumental acoustic guitar music. “Driving, propulsive and utterly enjoyable to listen to.”
An inveterate touring and recording musician with a background in punk but with the appetites of a would-be musicologist, Helland’s first band, Deep Wound, featured Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis on drums, Sebadoh’s Lou Barlow on guitar, with Helland on bass. Helland still sits in with Dinosaur Jr. on occasion, reviving Deep Wound songs with his legendary band mates. Throughout the ’80s and into the ’90s, Helland also played bass with the Western Massachusetts punk/crossover institution Outpatients, splitting east coast shows with Hüsker Dü, Black Flag, Cro-Mags and many others.
Currently Scott is the guitarist and co-founder of the internationally touring New York based Euro-American Alternative Folk duo, Frenchy and the Punk with singer Samantha Stephenson.
Helland has been writing, recording and performing music since his early teens. He has released over 25 recordings including 8 solo CDs. Helland also released his art book Feast, a collection of more than 50 pen and ink drawings, in 2015. His most recent solo record, ‘Never End the Rocket Century’ was released in 2017.
“Scott Helland is a commanding acoustic guitarist, creating stimulating, passionate instrumentals that may cause little flowers to bloom in your heart” Chronogram Magazine
The idea of incorporating sharp pointy things into scenes sounds both intriguing and intimidating. Dr. Mr. the Maestro and his lovely assistant Ms. Sarah Bellum will present a lecture and demonstration of how to safely and sanely use knives and other sharp objects as part of adult play.
Topics covered will include choosing your toys, safety, negotiation, techniques, and managing the mental and emotional aspects of the scene. No photography permitted.
Tammy Shipps has been in the kink scene for over 16 years and has been presenting at various events since 2013. She is a mother, gamer, geek, and software engineer living in Massachusetts with her rather large poly D/s family, two sons, and a small zoo of various fuzzy and scaly pets.
The Art of Consent
In light of the #metoo movement, there has been a lot of discussion in public spaces about consent. It’s become a household word, even in the most conservative of homes. But really, what is it and how do you make sure you have it?
In this panel, we will discuss everything regarding consent: consent culture, negotiation, communication of consent and boundaries, and yes, even what to do if someone tells you that you violated their consent. There will also be a Q&A at the end. This panel may contain language and topics of a triggering nature.
Traditional bondage is the restraint of a consenting partner using physical means – handcuffs, rope, cuffs, and the like. But that isn’t the only way to bind your partner! Mental bondage is the act of restraint using less obvious tools such as willpower, commands, or even the vivid imagination of your partner. It’s used by all kink skill levels from beginner to I’ve-done-this-my-whole-life, and it is especially good in cases where you or your partner can’t or does not wish to be physically restrained for any reason. (PTSD, injury, bodily limitations, location, or even safety concerns are all reasons physical bondage may not be an option.)
This is an interactive workshop, so attendees are encouraged to bring a consenting partner for learning and practice. Participation is completely optional, so even if you want to just come listen in, please do!
The Graces are a saucy, sexy, sensual and hilarious act comprised of the three Grace sisters; Lily, Jezebel, and Lottie. Together, these three combine gorgeous girls in beautious bodices, high energy, low brow comedy, and stunning harmonies to create a one of a kind UNSCRIPTED improvisational show. They will tickle your sides with their rapier sharp wit while bringing willing (and sometimes not so willing) hilarious audience participation to the stage with songs of drinking and debauchery! This show is NOT for the faint of heart so come see The Graces, listen to their songs, hear their stories, laugh with them, and maybe even get to tip their famous cleavage! The girls hope you come spend time with them, they’re SO eager to meet you!
WEEEEEEEE ARE THE OVERLY DRAMATIC READERS! We overact and exaggerate the readings of works of literature! We take sad stories and make them funny! We take funny stories and make them funnier! WE HAVE EVEN BEEN KNOWN TO TALK IN ALL CAPITALS!!! We guarantee that no matter what we do it will definitely be OVERLY DRAMATIC!!!
Overly Dramatic Whose Line?!
That classic comedy game show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” as done by the zany and wacky Overly Dramatic Readers. With games like “World’s Worst” and “Party Quirks” among many others, what shenanigans will they come up with to entertain the audience?
Overly Dramatic Fairy Tales
Your favorite fairy tales just got an Overly Dramatic Overhaul.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, An Overly Dramatic Table Reading!
We all know Star Wars. Now imagine it was a play written by William Shakespeare. Now imagine what shenanigans will ensue once the Overly Dramatic Readers step in to do an OVERLY DRAMATIC reading of it! Did Han shoot first? Is Jar-Jar still annoying? Does Yoda still talk backwards? You’ll just have to show up to find out now won’t you?
The Overly Dramatic Challenge
As has become the norm, the OVERLY DRAMATIC READERS are locked in a debate to see which one of them is the most OVERLY DRAMATIC. Therefore, they are putting forth their literary challenge to one another, with the literary weapons of choice being chosen by the audience. What sources of the written word will the OVERLY DRAMATIC READERS have to read from? Will it be a famous novel? Song lyrics? Amazon product reviews? The ingredients list on the side of a box of cereal? They don’t know, and that’s half the challenge. Come on out and root for your favorite member.