Thursday Sept. 07 // Doors 7:30 pm, Showtime 8:00 pm // $7 at the door or PWYC
Grand Opening Launch of our 4th Season of being one of the best shows in town! Come celebrate and join the show! This is the kickoff for our new season, a blank slate for 2SLGBTQPIA+ poets to qualify for our Finals in April and win the grand prize – A trip to Capturing Fire Queer Summit & Slam in Washington DC. Each year we travel all over Southern Ontario finding the best in spoken word. Each show is hosted by Charlie C Petch and their musical saw. Check out the rules of slam and our season at www.queerslam.com. We offer mardi gras beads to whomever would prefer not to be photographed and this is open to all ages with a content warning.
Now our illustrious Feature!
Andre Prefontaine is a prairie boy living in the big city. Having hitchhiked from Calgary to Toronto with nothing but a dream, a backpack and a head full possibilities. A quintessential childless dad-joke machine, he’s been knighted as a tragicomic force of nature known as “Hurricane Sassy.” A slam veteran with many accomplishments under his belt, most notably holding the National Title for Individual Poetry Slam Champion and the two-time consecutive win at the Canadian Underground Poetry Slam Champion (2012-2013); first place victory at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word with the Toronto Poetry Slam team in 2014; and he is the current coach of the Toronto Poetry Slam team. As an ugly duckling growing up, Andre has learned to funnel his a caustic wit into imagery and metaphors that never fail. Published in North America’s queer anthology “Flicker and Spark” his life experiences propels him to connect to the disenfranchised for reasons no better stated than “it takes one to know one.” His performances are piñatas of high energy bursting laughs throughout the room seasoned with tear jerkering vulnerability. Brace yourselves for one heck of a wild ride, for Hurricane Sassy comes this way