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Hotsy Totsy Burlesque: Bio

Cyndi Freeman, AKA Cherry Pitz - Co-Producer/Host/Performer

Miss Freeman is an actress, playwright, story teller and burlesque performer. She is the creator of HOTSY TOTSY BURLESQUE and has a 10 year history off producing shows in New York, LA, Boston, Edinburgh and London. These Include: "I Kissed Dash Riprock!" Winner of a "Best in Festival Award for Excellence" at the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival. "Greetings From Hollywood", which received a "Best in Fringe Festival" award at the NY International Fringe Festival, and was voted "Best New Play of New England -1998” by the Independent Reviewers of New England. Ms. Freeman is a recipient of a grand prize play writing fellowship award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (with collaborator Ellen Groves). Other credits include HBO, Comedy Central and Showtime. She resides in NYC. www.heroicsinhotpants.com

Joseph Naftali, AKA Joe the Shark - Co-Producer/Talent Coordinator

Has been called the busiest doorman in burlesque. In addition to co-writing and co-producing HOTSY TOTSY BURLESQUE, Mr. Naftali also works with Kitty Nights, Sugar Shack, Original Cyn, Rosie Red Burly-q burlesque and Princess Sunshine’s Hard Candy Burlesque & What Bam Slam Variety Hour. Mr. Naftali founded Continüm Comics in 1987 and was the writer of "The Dark" comic book series. Other comic book credits include working with Gene Simmons on the "KISS 4K" comic book line for Platinum Studios. Mr. Naftali is also the author of numerous published short stories.