Audra is a writer, editor, actor, & filmmaker with an MFA from Mills College. She is the co-writer/director of the short film Souls of Splendor, which is about gay comic book fans in San Francisco. Audra is also known as Odessa Lil: Mistress of Ceremonies. Ever since she ran SpeakEasily, the first-ever weekly neo-burlesque show in Oakland back in 2004, Odessa Lil has been whipping audiences into shape all around the Bay. Catch her burlesque talk show SPEAKEASILY on YouTube!