Biomytherotica Workshops

community + education partner 

Join Buddies Residency Artists We Other Sons as they present a multimedia workshop series that focuses on supporting queer men of colour in identifying, articulating and staging their personal narratives around sex, sexuality and shame.

The workshop will take place twice on separate weekends, November 13 & 14, and January 15 & 16. Participants will only attend one weekend, and will receive an honorarium of $100 for their completion of the workshop.

Capacity is limited, so please e-mail weothersons@gmail.com to register or ask any questions. Please indicate whether you have a preference of dates.

Please note: This workshop occurs in-person at Buddies. All attendees will need to show proof of full vaccination in order to enter the space. You can read more about Buddies’ COVID safety plans, here.

These workshops are supported by the Toronto Arts Council and Buddies.

What’s Involved

The Collective seeks 8-10 queer men of colour (cis and trans) to participate, ages 18 and up.  The workshops will focus on supporting participants in identifying, articulating, and staging their personal narratives around sex, sexuality and shame. This will be done through reflecting on telling difficult stories, vocal expressions and body movement, creative writing and mask making. Participants will have the option to present their work to their peers at the end of the session. The workshops will be facilitated by the current members of WOS; Daniel Antonio, David Lewis-Peart, Livio Lopes, and Roel Torres.  

The workshops are offered at two times, both at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street):

1st cohort
Saturday, November 13, 10AM-4PM
Sunday, November 14, 11AM-3PM

2nd cohort
Saturday, January 15, 10AM-4PM
Sunday, January 16, 11AM-3PM

The Collective

We Other Sons, a collective of six men of colour, pose together. Five are wearing black, while the person in the centre is draped in a piece of red fabric.

We Other Sons (WOS) is a collective of queer men of colour creative and cultural producers. They explore sex, sexuality, shame, intimacy, race and masculinity among queer men of colour through photography, video, performance, the use of ritual, and personal storytelling with the intention to humanize, build empathy and create connection among and between queer men and their allies. WOS has shared workshop presentations of What’s Done Must Come at Buddies’ Queer Pride Festival (2019), and performed at the Rhubarb Festival (2020).  The Collective has also has presented works at festivals such as Nuit Rose Festival of Queer Art and Performance in Toronto (2018) and Lambda Literary Festival in Los Angeles (2018).