Crystal Bollix first appeared in the mind of Alexandra Christle during her preparation for her final MA solo performance.
From Mountview, to Maiden Speech, from London to Leicester, The B*tch Ball has evolved and is now ready to take on the Edinburgh Fringe! But we all know that this is no easy...or cheap feat. We're crowd-funding for our expenses which will include travel and accommodation costs so we would really appreciate any donations.
Our show discusses what it means to be a 'B*tch' and challenges everyday stereotypes in a fun, comedic atmosphere so we believe that this is an important conversation to be had in the world we live in right now.
If you're feeling generous skip buying us a pint after the show and help us make it there!
The B*tch Ball
Ever been called a b*tch? Want to escape reality? Or simply want to have a good time?
Welcome to the B*tch Ball.
Join drag artist Crystal Bollix (and their ever-suffering pianist) as they try to discover their b*tch realness in a wildly entertaining fusion of lip-sync, dance, and a lot of audience interaction. Be a part of the drag show audiences are saying will have you smiling from ear to ear from start to finish.
The Haus of Bollix
Alexandra Christle (she/her) - is the creator of drag artist Crystal Bollix (they/them) and The B*tch Ball. As a Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Acting MA graduate she developed her thesis on drag performance & heteronormative stereotypes into a professional drag career. The Bitch Ball has been performed in London, Leicester, and will play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. She recently completed the Soho Young Company Drag and Cabaret Lab under the tutelage of Temi Wilkey and Celine Lowenthal and performed in the Soho Theatre Downstairs. They have also featured in venues such as Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, The Bunker Theatre, and The Spiegeltent @ The Underbelly Festival alongside amazing artists such as Tete Bang, Sadie Singer, Lilly Snatchdragon and more.
Kate Bauer (she/her) - is the director of The B*tch Ball. She is a Drama and Theatre Studies graduate of Trinity College Dublin and recently completed her MA in Shakespeare Studies (King’s College London & Shakespeare’s Globe), focusing on gender and casting in contemporary performance. She has experience as an actor, costume designer, and dramaturg. In the last year she has directed for ŠITE Productions and for the Pleasance Theatre’s Night of Small Things. Her collaborative work on Crystal Bollix’s acts both within and outside The B*tch Ball has been crucial to the development of the drag artist.
Lena Stahl (she/her) - is the Assistant and Pianist of The B*tch Ball. She graduated as a certified choir and ensemble leader from the Berufsfachuschule fur Musik Sulzbach-Rosenburg and recently graduated from the MA Acting course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
James (they/them) - is a non-binary writer & dramaturg currently on the Writing programme at the Royal College of Art. James has worked as a dramaturg and assistant dramaturg on projects in Dublin’s Samuel Beckett Centre including The David Fragments after Bertolt Brecht (Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, and Greenwood Theatre, London, 2017). James' recent writing credits include Mother Catfish (Arcola, London Student Drama Festival, 2019), David Beckham's Hair (Pleasance London, 2018), Mercury (New Theatre Dublin, 2016), Balsamic Vignettes (The Space @Jury's Inn, Edinburgh Fringe 2016, co-writer), and Fireplay (New Theatre Dublin, 2015)
Runa Birkeland (she/her) - is the original costume designer for The B*tch Ball (Maiden Speech Festival 2018). She began her education in fashion consultancy and then completed a BA in Musical Theatre before heading to London to attend Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Alongside her studies she has been styling photo shoots and designing costumes for several productions.