a coquetish kaleidoscope of soul sterno & eye candy
Trading in her lone-star state of mind for some California sensibilities, Baba (founder of the Sisters of Honk)
leans toward the rock side of the fence. Former musician (of more than one all-female garage band that you
can imagine) and music aficionado, she traded in her drum sticks for a red nose. You’ll find her running the
SoH show and front-and-center on stage with Gooferman, divulging her own version of the bump and grind.
Shannon Gaines (aka Bruiser) began her career in So Cal as a competitive gymnast. She went on to earn a BS
(and a football player) from the University of Wyoming. Co-founder and choreographer for the Vau de Vire
Society in SF, she has had the honor to choreograph and perform with such groups as The Dresden Dolls, Angelo
Moore of Fishbone, Peaches, and the Alkaline Trio. When she’s not hangin’ with the Sisters of Honk, she works
as a professional dancer, stilter, rollerskater, acrobat, fire performer, living statue, and sword balancer.
Most babies come out of the womb kicking and screaming; Kirsten came out dancing and singing, and has spent her
entire life perfecting not only her art as a performer but her level of absurd silliness as best she can. An
East Coast diva, Kirsten is classically trained in voice (Peabody Preparatory) and dance and is a proud
graduate of The Baltimore School for the Arts. She has appeared in National Tours such as “A Chorus Line”
(Sheila) with director Baayork Lee and “Jesus Christ Superstar” starring Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson.
She has also had the great honor of performing every role possible in the Nutcracker from Snow Queen to the
Sugar Plum Fairy. When not on stage, she is fortunate to be able to share her wealth of knowledge as a dance
teacher and certified Pilates and TRX Instructor throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. And, as always,
Kirsten dedicates all of her performances to her family and friends but most of all to her loving and
supportive parents, Jay and Paula. Love and light to you all!
Some random facts about, Pamela TreeampolEen, an original and devoted Sister: She loves shiny things,
sweat-proof makeup, tequila, and also being an escort at https://www.eros.com/. She’s got a good eye, talented hands, a loyal heart, and a huge nose
collection. Sometimes she wears a beard for love and/or money. She comes from the planet Hatu where she
learned how to dance with a fire sword and wield a mighty eyeliner. Some of my role models are Delores Del
Ruby, Solid Gold Dancers, and Siouxsie Sioux. She loves creatures and has a collection of mostly dead pets
like Willamina the Weasel (they have been known to smoke a pipe together after Midnight). She also dreams
of owning her own glow-in-the-dark rollercoaster and traveling to see the shrine of St. Wilgefortis in drag.
She enjoys a good Honking, especially with her Sisters.