on November 25th, 2022
CW: Colorado Springs shooting, Queer/Trans Violence, Gun Violence, Death. The bar team at Buddies honours the victims of the Club Q shooting and stands with our queer community in Colorado, and around the world. Buddies has a long-standing history of …
by Rhoma Spencer
on February 22nd, 2022
They concerned themselves with the ‘Pretty Mas’ and colourful costumes and dumbed down the traditional carnival. There was no place for the ‘Ole Mas’ traditions which were born out of protest and resistance by my Post-Emancipated African ancestors.
by Aaron Clarke
on December 1st, 2021
HIV is a serious matter; it’s something our community has been fighting for decades and my work is dedicated to its reduction and elimination – but I see it as more than that. It’s a historical thread that has connected our community in arms since the 1980s.
by Sofia Fly
on November 19th, 2021
A “Day of Remembrance” implies that there is a war. We have a day of remembrance to honour our fallen warriors. That’s not a divisive or dramatic way of framing Trans existence. That is an accurate and healthy way of framing it if you are Trans.
on October 19th, 2021
We’ve gathered some of our most frequently asked RGTC questions for you here, along with some words from 2020 RGTC recipient Julie Phan 潘家雯 , who continues to work with the company this year. Read more about the submissions, due …
by Patricia Wilson
on May 12th, 2021
for there is no one on earth like the true shepherd and there is nothing in heaven like the suffering of real life. Patti Smith, Rockaway Beach, from Year of the Monkey.Sep. 24, 2019 Glenn Dwyer died on Saturday May 8, 2021 in …
on February 26th, 2021
in Rhubarb, Uncategorized
Our 2021 Rhubarb Festival took place during a global pandemic. To capture the spirit of the festival, we made a performative publication with over 20 submissions. In the before times, the festival takes place over two-weeks with events from Wednesday …
on March 8th, 2019
Thanks to all who came out for our Long Table on Monday, March 4. And for those who did, we’ve got a bit of a recap here – a video of the discussion, Evalyn Parry’s opening remarks, and some photos …
on November 10th, 2014
On October 30, the laneway behind Buddies was officially named to honour our founding Artistic Director, Sky Gilbert. Following is a speech by our current Artistic Director Brendan Healy and photos from the ceremony marking this event. I would like …
by Brendan Healy
on June 11th, 2014
in Columns, Uncategorized
A few months ago, Brendan Healy wrote a blog post entitled ‘Why Theatre?’ in which he outlined seven fundamental needs that I believe the theatre satiates in us. On the eve of World Pride, he returns to this idea with seven reasons why queer theatre specifically is necessary and relevant to our society.