Damien Atkins remounts his Dora Award winning musical Real Live Girl, for one night only, in support of Buddies.
Damien speaks to the influence and importance of Buddies.
“When Brendan [Brendan Healy Buddies AD] asked me if I would be interested in reviving Real Live Girl for one night only, as a benefit for Buddies, I jumped at the chance. When I first moved to Toronto, I felt pretty lost. Buddies represented a safe place for me as both a young artist and a young gay man. Buddies was one of the first theatres to take me seriously, to be interested in the stories I wanted to tell. I feel so unbelievably fortunate to live in a city that is home to North America’s largest queer theatre. And doing Real Live Girl is a great way to celebrate it. It’s a theatre that gives young people a place to feel safe and special, that gives us all a place to hear our own stories. Please come and support Buddies – we’re going to make it a great night!”
Also, check out Xtra’s coverage of RLG here.
And, TorontoStage’s video interview with Atkins here.
Real Live Girl, March 5 2010. $100 ($80 charitable tax receipts available upon request). Tickets available now through Buddies’ Box Office 416.975.855. More info here.