Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

“Imaginative…delightfully clever…the show exudes a warmth and affection…all but irresistible.”
— Spectacle Magazine

A family-friendly event for Homecoming! Bindlestiff adds a contemporary twist to the grand traditions of American Circus, bringing to audiences a unique hybrid of circus and American pop culture traditions of early 20th century Vaudeville, Burlesque, and Sideshow. Bindlestiff doesn’t have a tent or travel with animals; their shows are more intimate, like traditional European one-ring shows. 

Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus, Burlesque, and Sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. We have produced over a dozen Off and Off Off Broadway shows; custom performances for special audiences; all-ages and family productions; and sophisticated adult shows. Bindlestiff adds a contemporary twist to the grand traditions of American Circus. Over the last two decades, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson have hosted a variety of outrageous talent under the Bindlestiff banner. Their personal dedication to the variety arts, circus, vaudeville, sideshow, and burlesque has made the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus famous among audiences and within the variety performance community.