February 28 - March 11
“this show has a unique point of view, the guts to make it heard, and a message that needs to be heard right now.”
— Toronto Star
Buddies in Bad Times + Saga Collectif
A raw, intimate, and timely exploration of queer male Blackness. Black Boys is created from the lives of three people seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, of each other, and of how they encounter the world. As they explore their unique identities on stage, they subvert the ways in which gender, sexuality, and race are performed. Theatrical and intimate, Black Boys weaves together the ensemble’s own personal stories in search of an integrated self and a radical imagination.
Black Boys was developed in Buddies Residency Program, sponsored by BMO Financial Group. buddiesinbadtimes.com/residency
photo of Tawiah Ben M’Carthy, Stephen Jackman Torkoff + Thomas Olajide by Tanja-Tiziana _ design by Lucinda Wallace
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a Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production
created by SAGA COLLECTIF
starring STEPHEN JACKMAN-TORKOFF, TAWIAH BEN M’CARTHY + THOMAS OLAJIDE
directed by JONATHAN SEINEN
choreography VIRGILIA GRIFFITH
dramaturge MEL HAGUE
set + costume design RACHEL FORBES
sound + video design STEPHEN SURLIN
lighting design JARETH LI
“This show has a unique point of view, the guts to make it heard and a message that needs to be heard right now.”
-Toronto Star (read article)
“As provocative as it is entertaining… a metatheatrical experience that’ll reinvigorate your love for live theatre.”
-The Reading Salon (read article)
“This is an exceptional, powerful, and quite delightful piece of work. I feel lucky and grateful to have been able to see it, and I predict you will be too.”
-Mooney on Theatre (read article)
“There are transcendent moments where the ideas explode and lodge in the audience’s soul.”
-My Gay Toronto
Show Photos by Jeremy Mimnagh
Rehearsal Photos by Dahlia Katz
FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 11, 2018
Wednesday, February 28 // 8pm (preview)
Thursday, March 1 // 8pm (opening night)
Friday, March 2 // 8pm
Saturday, March 3 // 8pm
Sunday, March 4 // 2:30pm
Tuesday, March 6 // 8pm
Wednesday, March 7 // 8pm
Thursday, March 8 // 8pm
Friday, March 9 // 8pm
Saturday, March 10 // 8pm
Sunday, March 11 // 2:30pm
WAYS TO SAVE
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Get $25 to any performance of Black Boys when you book now – prices go up February 20.
Su $35 / PWYC
Su $30 / PWYC
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Every Sunday, a block of tickets will be held for sale at the door starting at noon and you can pay whatever you want. Limit 2 per person, cash only.
A limited number of $20 Rush Tickets will be available for performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (excluding opening night).
For more information, including Group Rates and Rush Ticket policies, click here.