In The Press

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“One of the most artistically exciting theatre companies in Toronto.

-Globe & Mail

“Let one theatre in this city be unafraid to stretch the boundaries and tear the envelope”

-Toronto Star

“The Rhubarb festival is the city’s go-to event for thought-provoking, political, adventurous entertainment”

-Toronto Life

There have been a few eyebrow raising things said about Buddies in print over the past 30-something years. Whether it was the art, the building, the politics, or the people, there have been no shortage of headlines at Buddies in Bad Times. Here are a few of our favourites.

HATERS GONNA HATE

A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE MORE PUBLIC ATTACKS ON BUDDIES

Revenue Minister’s Remarks Infuriate Arts Organizations (Now Magazine, 1989)

Court Appearance as Performance (Xtra, 1990)

Live Sex Groups Get City Bucks (Toronto Sun, 1993)

No Fooling – complete with an editorial cartoon (Toronto Sun, 1993)

An Open Letter from Sue Golding, President of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (1993)

MILESTONES

A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE PASSAGE OF TIME

1993 – Sky Gilbert in conversation with the Toronto Star

1987 – Lana Turner and the 1987/88 Season in The Mirror

1991 – Toronto Star covers our move to George Street

2003 – David Oiye talks to Xtra about our 25th Anniversary Season

2006 – The National Post covers Dada Kamera’s retrospective

2009 – Brendan Healy talks to Xtra about his appointment as our new Artistic Director

2014 – City names Sky Gilbert Lane

2016 – Evalyn Parry named Buddies’ fifth Artistic Director

Shows & Festivals

MEDIA COVERAGE FROM SOME OF OUR SEMINAL SHOWS AND FAVOURITE FESTIVALS

Drag Queens on Trial (Toronto Star, 1985)

Steel Kiss (Now Magazine, 1987)

Strange Sisters (The Gargoyle, 1990)

Queer Culture Festival (Xtra, 1991)

Real Live Girl (Toronto Sun, 2001)

Hysteria: A Festival of Women (Now Magazine, 2003)

Play Murder (Toronto Star, 2003)

The Rhubarb Festival (The Globe & Mail, 2003)

The Retro Rhubarb Festival (Toronto Star, 2004)

Suzie Goo: Private Secretary (Xtra, 2004)

Monster Trilogy (The Globe & Mail, 2005)

Agokwe (Now Magazine, 2008)

Blasted (The Globe & Mail, 2010)

The Silicone Diaries (The National Post, 2010)