Bay Area Burlesque Entertainment Cooperative
The BABE Cooperative is a for artists by artists production collective focused on supporting, elevating, and engaging all elements and aspects of the burlesque art form.
INTERVIEW WITH COBY YEE
From "The Litter Box with Miss Kitty Oaks"
On March 7th, 2020, we were honored to share the QTease stage with Burlesque Legend Coby Yee. She graced our house with an interview that touched everyone's heart and then she shared more joy with us the next day at our annual Legends Challenge.
In late July 2020, Coby was presented with the 2020 Living Legend of the Year Award at her home in the Bay Area. She was visited by Reigning Queen of Burlesque Frankie Fictitious and Burlesque Hall of Fame Executive Producer Joyce Tang and shared a celebratory dance with her partner, Stephan. However, just less than 24 hours before she was to be honored virtually Coby Yee passed on from this world at the age of 94. We are grateful beyond measure to share Coby's story through this video compliments of videographer Kenny Hoff.
BURLESQUE IN THE TIME OF COVID
When not immersed in a COVID-time-warp,
the BABE Coop produces weekly, monthly, and annual burlesque shows in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since shelter-in-place began, members of the Coop have experimented with the digital-burlesque format via a whole range of platforms. The BABE Cooperative's role in the burlesque community has also shifted gears to address the needs of the moment.
Here is a list of resources we have compiled that we feel will help build an industry that is fair, equitable, and representative.