Kat Mon Dieu, "The Gal with 9 Lives and 1000 Disguises!" is a NYC based actress, burlesque dancer, singer and Marilyn Monroe tribute artist.
Kat is the producer of "Cabaret Exotica"; a show that combines singing and burlesque! She also co-produces "Dark Carnival Burlesque" at various venues around NYC, with her companion Mr. Hangman. Kat performs as "Lena Doino" in the wildly popular "Speakeasy Dollhouse-The Bloody Beginning" (an off Broadway immersive play) created by Cynthia Von Buhler. She plays Marion Davies and the Ghost of Anna Held in "Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic" (a Smoosh and Smoosh production).
She modeled as Marilyn for the "Bombshell Cookbook" by Dakota Kim. Ms Mon Dieu has also written for the Dr Sketchy's NYC Blog, performs (and occasionally hosts) burlesque in such shows as Dark Carnival Burlesque, Kitty Nights, Coney Island USA, Chronologie, !BadAss!, The Goat Girl Review, Hot Mama's Burlesque, Lincoln Park Tavern, Shaken and Stirred, Nurse Bettie, Le Scandal, Room 69, Victrola Burlesque, Parkside (D20 Burlesque and Excelsior)...and many many others.
Kat volunteers her time and artistry to the NY Burlesque Festival, the Coney Island Gala Fundraiser and Mermaid Parade. She models for Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School in NYC, guest hosts on the "Rew and Who" radio show, and designs and creates her 1000 disguises (an ongoing goal!)
Confessions of a Shapeshifter
March 31, 2014
Kat Mon Dieu wrote the first short story in her "Shapeshifter" series under the pen name Jules Reine. Part 1, "Confessions of a Shapeshifter" is available on Amazon. Adventures of a Shapeshifter and Travels of a Shapeshifter are coming soon!
March 31, 2014
Announcing Cabaret Exotica, Sirens by the Seashore!
In cahoots with Bambi the Mermaid and Coney Island USA, Kat Mon Dieu has decided to launch a beautifully simmering idea that has been brewing to perfection for some time now: An All Burly-Q Songbird Revue! Yes! Each of our beauties will sing as they remove their skivvies! our debut show will feature the amazing warbles and wobbles of Honi Harlow, Boo Bess,Nina La Voix,Plucky Charms,Dot Mitzvah, Ruby Solitaire & Man-ee Champagne
Keep your eyes peeled for the Canaries of Carney, June 5th 2014!
Dark Carnival Burlesque Does Horse Trade Theater's Burlesque Blitz!
December 1, 2013
Look out for the latest installment of insane delights from Dark Carnival as they gather up the naughtiest of playthings in their latest show "Recalled Dolls".
Dark Carnival Burlesque Moves to the Cutting Room
June 15, 2013
The Masterminds behind Dark Carnival Burlesque; Kat Mon Dieu and Gothic Hangman are moving their fantastic odd-ball variety show to Midtown Manhattan on August 9th at midnight. Kat Mon Dieu states it is a "Gorgeous Venue worthy of a colorful 'off-color' Variety show such as ours." The duo are concocting a night to remember for audience and artist alike for their debut at the Cutting Room (44 East 32nd St, NYC). Hangman is already designing a new "puppet" to introduce to the show along with his current "figure" Lil Horn, a Blue Devil and Hangman's hosting sidekick. Hangman and Kat are excited to produce Dark Carnival in a venue with room for greater performances and spectacles than ever before. "We got our feet wet and cut our teeth over the last few months and we see what works for us," states Hangman. "Now we want to spread our proverbial wings and fly".
Dark Carnival Burlesque Presents "Moonshine Menagerie", August 9th 2013 @ Midnight at
The Cutting Room
Cabaret Exotica is a New York City based All Singing Burlesque show.
Kat Mon Dieu has published the first in a series of short stories, under the pen name "Jules Reine".
Synopsis: In a rural area of 1970's England, a teenage girl wakes up one morning, covered in blood and feathers. This is the turning point that leads her face to face with her hidden nature.
Her unexpected gifts once revealed, would burgeon into strengths she learned to integrate into each aspect of her life, with unexpected and often humorous results.
Confessions of a Shapeshifter is part fantasy memoir, part social commentary, from the perspective of a human chameleon:
The first in a series of musings and anecdotes of a North American Therianthrope.
Dark Carnival Burlesque is an ongoing Variety Show produced by Gothic Hangman and Kat Mon Dieu. It's based in New York City, and presents a range of performers, from Burlesque and Tribute Artists, to Magic, Comedy, Live Music, Sideshow Acts, Ventriloquism and Vaudeville.
Gothic Hangman & Kat Mon Dieu met as Young Artist & Muse back in 1989 at The Art Student's League of New York. They are a couple who joined their irreverent minds to launch "Dark Carnival Burlesque" in January of 2013. Appropriately their first show was "The Valentine Show". Little Horn (the diminutive Blue Devil) was introduced to the stage, and so it began...
Travel back in history to help solve the mystery of a murder that happened in the 1930's NYC. All the characters in the play are based on actual people who lived back in the 1930's NYC. I play a good time girl by the name of "Lena Doino" in this interactive off Broadway play by Cynthia Von Buhler. It tells the story of her grandparents, the owners of a Bronx Speakeasy, and people involved in a curiously tragic incident...
During the play I sing and perform burlesque, flirt and play matchmaker. I'll even teach you some dance moves if you ask me. I also sing a set at the end of the show, so stay and dance with me!
(All the main characters are based on actual historical persons)
Kat is a NYC based burlesque performer and Marilyn Monroe impersonator/lookalike.
She sings and performs burlesque as Marilyn Monroe, and various other characters. Available for parties, shows and various venues, she has been a Marilyn impersonator for many years. Contact her with to discuss various performance options for your special event.
I am a Marilyn Monroe tribute artist. I perform a variety of ways, from socializing in character at parties, to live singing and burlesque dancing.
My most frequently requested character is Marilyn Monroe, but I have many guises such as 20's flapper, Catwoman, Barbarella, Elizabeth Taylor, Cindy Lu Who, Tank Girl, Nico, Magenta, Pocahontas and a plethora of other characters. If you want a specific character not mentioned, Just ask! I create my looks to be as accurate and recognizable.
I am a performer in the NYC burlesque scene and a producer of "Dark Carnival Burlesque". I'm also a professional registered nurse.
The world's original ALL-MOMS BURLESQUE REVUE returns to the Slipper Room! This all-new edition features a dozen burly-Q breeders exploring all sides of motherhood through striptease and song: the upside, the downside and the backside. The brainchild of bawdy burlesque hostess (and proud parent) Raven Snook, and presented in conjunction with Mamapalooza, the show includes performances by many veteran hot mamas, including Little Brooklyn, The Incredible Edible Akynos, Ginger Baker, Kat Mon Dieu, Miss Ivy League, Cosmic Girl, Suga' Bomba, Camillicious, Fritzi Collins and two new additions: Dot Mitzvah and Niki Tiki.
A hidden theater lies within the Heart of Times Square, and the Glorifier of the American Girl, Florenz Ziegfeld, invites you to join his Follies for an evening of music, magic, mystery, mayhem, and of course, plenty of spirits.
Audience members will be free to pursue their interests across an expansive environment exploring the wonders and the dangers of the Golden Age of Broadway. Reimagine Ziegfeld's 1920’s extravaganza, The Midnight Frolic, with lavish showgirls, risque burlesque, thrilling aerialists and more. Choose your corruption at Montmartre's Cabaret du Néant while a garish garcon regales you with tales of guillotines and deadly bacteria. Sleuth the luxury suite at Hotel Ritz Paris where Jack Pickford ''allegedly'' tried to save his wife, Follies’ star Olive Thomas, after she drank poison. Take a gander at the glories and gutters that created the American Dream.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: THIS SHOW CONTAINS JAZZ, LIQUOR & FAST WOMEN
Kat Mon Dieu is the official Blogger for Dr Sketchy's NYC Art Sessions! Enjoy her narratives of the Creative Contingent with photos supplied by Kate Black
Pure Perfection! - Pamela H.
Marylin Lives!!! - Adam R.
Spectacular Spectacle! - B.N.
A wonderful Marilyn tribute artist - Regan W.