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2022/23 Season

Welcome to our 2022/2023 season, offering a year’s worth of in-person programming, including festivals, visiting artists, world premieres, and tours, alongside opportunities for creation and artistic development, and initiatives engaging community in processes both onstage and off.

“As we enter our 44th season, ahead of a milestone year, I am reflecting on the prolific and complex history of Buddies in Bad Times. The successes, the challenges, the celebrations, the heartbreaks. This company has continuously created and recreated itself to grow and to respond to the changing world around it. Its presence and its growth overtime is a testament to its resiliency but also of the resilience of the community that surrounds and supports it.  

“Our 2022/2023 season peels back layers of time, history, community, and language. It explores notions of accountability and justice, it expands our understanding of belonging, home, and family, and compels us to think and be critical of our futures. How has the past informed our present? And what choices will we make today to impact generations to come?”

Daniel Carter
Interim Director of Operations and Programming

Read a digital copy of our season brochure here.

This season, each of our mainstage shows features tiered ticket pricing, meaning you get to choose how much you pay, starting at $10. If cost is a barrier, this is your chance to get an affordable ticket. If you are able to pay more, this is your change to increase your support for the work onstage and ensure it stays affordable for those who need it. Plus, you can accrue discounts throughout the season with our Buddies Rewards program.

The First Stone

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
October 6–23, 2022


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ZOM-FAM

By Kama La Mackerel
November 3–6, 2022


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The Man That Got Away (A Special Appearance)

By Martin Julien
December 10–18, 2022


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The Rhubarb Festival

By Festival Director Clayton Lee
February 2023


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Untitled Landscape Project

By Bad New Days
March 9–19, 2023


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The Hooves Belonged to the Deer

By Makram Ayache
March 28–April 23, 2023


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Body So Fluorescent

By Amanda Cordner + David di Giovanni
April 13–23, 2023


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Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

By EVALYN PARRY, LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY, ERIN BRUBACHER + ELYSHA POIRIER with CRIS DERKSEN
ON TOUR


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season imagery

Season graphic design by Awake Studio
Photography by Dylan Mitro
Photography assistant Wyatt Lowry
Styling by Cat Calica
Styling assistant Kai Jackman
Hair and makeup by Robert Weir
Hair and makeup assistant Toru Miyake Gallardo

additional photography
photo of Kama La Mackerel by Vanessa Martin
photo of Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools by Jeremy Mimnagh