February 1 // 8:30pm // FREE
In February, a lot of brouhaha gets conjured around Valentine’s day. The celebration of love is fantastic, however like most capitalist holidays, it’s a push to act a certain way, and do certain things, on specific days, rather than all year round.
February is also, and more importantly known, as Black History Month. A month of celebrating and acknowledging Blackness, a month that again, ought to exist all year round.
So….. for this month we conjure THE COLOUR RED and all it brings and represents for us in North America. Passion, blood, love, rage, excitement, energy, desire, stopping, speed, strength, power, heat, aggression, danger, fire, war, violence, and all things intense and fiery. What do these words mean to you? What memories and dreams does the colour red evoke?
Doors at 8:30PM, show at 9PM.
QueerCab is our monthly youth open mic. Anyone can attend and support, but the stage is reserved for queer and trans* identified youth age 25 and under to perform. We give you 5 minutes. We’ve got a bare stage, a microphone, a cd player, a video projector and a piano – and you’ve got the talent! Come show us what you can do.
Every month is a different show, depending on what you bring to it. Music, spoken word, monologues, dance, drag, songs, scenes, stand-up, burlesque, videos, magic tricks, performance art, juggling, rants…we’ve seen it all at QueerCab. QueerCab is a great place to try out something new, showcase your stuff, get inspired, and to meet other young queer artists.
The Queer Youth Arts Program
Something for queer youth happens every Wednesday night at Buddies. Click here to learn more.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is Toronto’s leading destination for alternative theatre and a world leader in developing queer voices and stories for the stage. Buddies in Bad Times’ Youth Program engages queer youth and supports the development of early-in-craft artistic voices. We create artistic space for all youth and strive to celebrate, cultivate, and prioritize the diversity of Toronto’s queer community by encouraging the development of BIPOC queer voices inclusively. We work with 2-Spirit, queer, trans, and gender variant youth who have an interest in theatre, performance, and the creative process, and may have no prior theatre experience.