The Brassy Award was created to foster innovation and professionalism in burlesque production.  A joint-venture of The Great Burlesque Exposition and Brown Paper Tickets, The Brassy is awarded annually to a producer selected from a pool of applicants.  Applicants submit detailed information about the show they wish to produce, including a pro forma budget, production schedule, marketing plan, and other relevant materials.

Applications close in on December 31, with finalists announced in January and the award-recipient announced at The Great Burlesque Exposition in February 2016.  The Brassy Award includes:

  • a grant to help jumpstart the production
  • mentoring from the Brassy selection committee
  • marketing support from Brown Paper Tickets
  • a set of tools and reviews to help produce the best burlesque show possible


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