QueerCab: Call for Submissions

i’m inspired most by the people in my life who say out of pocket shit, yes, this is a cabaret, and yes, this is a curated event, and yes, no one is asking any of these questions and yet i’m still answering them, nonetheless, this is my motivation for saying i want out of pocket responses to our out of pocket themes because broadly speaking, theatre now feels highly processed, not to say we’re not making good theatre but it’s clear to me that we’re constantly writing, deleting, rewriting, reworking, workshopping our words, how much do we get to say things in the moment? 

— Julie Phan 潘家雯, Artistic Producer Intern

We’re looking for first impulses, uninhibited thoughts, the weirder the better. Take these themes as far and as literally as you need to, and be celebrated in your roughest, unedited thoughts and feelings. Whether you’re an emerging creator looking to perform something for the first time or you’re a seasoned professional who’s tired of aspiring to a level of perfection that feels unattainable, this evening is for you! 

Each piece will be 5-10 minutes long. Artists will each be provided with $150 honorarium. For any inquiries or if you require any assistance on submitting, please reach out to julie@buddiesinbadtimes.com.

Read on to submit for our third and final QueerCab of this season’s three-part series by May 16th.


PRIDE – WWE – Queer Rumble

June 16, 2023
Submit by: May 16

Presented as part of the 2023 Queer Pride Festival

Lovers and fighters, come one and come all to Buddies’ inaugural Queer Rumble in the Cabaret. Faces and Heels– bring your best moves, gimmicks, and trash talk to our special Pride edition of QueerCab. We are looking for short works of theatre, dance, performance art, poetry, music, drag, and more for this chaotic, live show in the round. This call is aimed at artists who enjoy improvisation, live interaction, audience participation, and collaboration.