Kat Mon Dieu
The Gal with Nine Lives and A Thousand Disguises
Kat Mon Dieu, "The Gal with 9 Lives and 1000 Disguises!" is a NYC based actress, burlesque dancer, singer and Marilyn Monroe tribute artist.
A stage performer and model, Kat has pursued theatrical and artistic endeavors for most of her life. In the early '80's she masqueraded as a drag queen and debuted her early versions of an ongoing tribute to one of her inspirations, Marilyn Monroe.
Among Kat's current projects she produces a burlesque/variety show "Dark Carnival Burlesque" at various venues around NYC, with her companion Mr. Hangman. Kat has a recurring role as "Lena Doino" in the wildly popular "Speakeasy Dollhouse" (an off Broadway immersive play) created by Cynthia Von Buhler. She modeled as Marilyn for the "Bombshell Cookbook" by Dakota Kim. Ms Mon Dieu also writes the Dr Sketchy's NYC Blog, performs (and sometimes 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...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!)
Many exciting projects in TV, Stage and Print are in the works!
Kat is also raising three amazingly creative and artistic children, and she volunteers her professional RN services at Dr Dave's Clinic in the Lower East Side for freelance and low income artists who do not have health insurance.
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
Kat Mon Dieu is in The New Marilyn "Top Ten"~ April 9, 2013
You voted me into the final round! I will go on to compete with an amazing array of women from around the world who have their own dreams to make it big...just like Marilyn did! This is not a "look-alike" contest...and that has been a source of confusion for some people. It is about living in the spirit of Marilyn, inspired by her story and making things happen for ourselves, just as she did. It's about following our passions and enjoying life along the way!
Here is a link to the New Marilyn press release:
Over the next six months, these Top 10 New Marilyn will compete in social media challenges to be crowned The New Marilyn 2013.