Mae Govannen!

Not all those who wander are lost and you have stumbled your way onto my little plot of digital Middle Earth. Here you will find the musings, photos, and videos of that deletable dichotomy of burlesque (and bonafide LotR geek, if you hadn’t noticed), Mourna Handful. I’m a little bit dark and little bit light, a little bit naughty and a little bit nice. From classic to nerdlesque, I am a contradiction of burlesque. Check back often for updates and upcoming performances.


Photo by Cheryl Fair Photography

Mourna Handful, The Sweetheart of Dark A delectable dichotomy of sweet and spice, Mourna Handful is a DC/MD/VA-based burlesque performer and a co-founder of Black Tassel Boolesque, who produce shows from the dark and decadent to the creepy and campy. She focuses on character and narration to create storytelling striptease that will make you scream with delight. Mourna made her way from wide-eyed audience member to onstage ecdysiast by way of Trixie Littleā€™s Burlesque Bootcamp. Since then she has performed up and down the East Coast and has appeared in the Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival, the Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival, and ABSfest. She has been a three-time guest performer for Queen of Burlesque Angie Pontani's Burlesque-a-Pades and has shared the stage with 2012 King of Boylesque Russell Bruner and the incomparable compere Armitage Shanks, as well as musical acts Voltaire, Hellblinki, and This Way to the Egress. When you see this buxom contradiction of naughty and nice, be prepared to be whisked away to a storyland in another time and another place, and where the inhabitants are slightly naked.