Emerging Creators Unit
June 30, 8PM
Good Grief: Queer and Trans reflections on the edge of survival
June 30 from 8:00PM – 8:45PM // Livestream on YouTube // PWYC – Please donate to The Okra Project and Taking What We Need (more info below)
from the Emerging Creators Unit
8:00PM – 8:45PM
Written and performed by Gabe Maharjan and Merlin Simard, with funding from the National Theatre School’s Art Apart program.
What do love and money have in common? They’re sometimes used recklessly, often desired, and whether we like it or not, they are key to our survival. Wyn (they/he), Emma (they/she), and Zein (they) are hustling within their digital trans community as they make, save, and spend these currencies.
The Emerging Creators Unit offers an intensive opportunity to develop the artistic voice through the creation and performance of a solo show at Buddies. These Queer and Trans artists have received in-depth theatre training since January in partnership with b current performing arts, and led by its Artistic Director Catherine Hernandez. Due to COVID-19, this year’s cohort has bravely adjusted their creative process by shifting their pieces into online experiences or acting as directorial support to ensure you can enjoy the fruits of their labour in the safety of your home.
Collectively developed and presented by the Emerging Creators Unit
Produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in partnership with b current performing arts
Catherine Hernandez program director
daniel jelani ellis program assistant
daniel jelani ellis and Rochelle Richardson assistant directors:
Steph Raposo online technician
This is a pay-what-you-decide performance! We invite you to send your ticket contribution to either/both of the following charities supporting black and indigenous two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming lives: The Okra Project and Taking What We Need. The artists and Buddies in Bad Times will match donations.
Donations will be matched up to $800.
THE OKRA PROJECT
The Okra Project is a 100% grassroots, organizer-led initiative with the goal of combating food insecurity in the Black Trans/GNC community.
TAKING WHAT WE NEED
Taking What We Need is an informal volunteer-run community group dedicated to helping trans women, trans-feminine (AMAB) and two spirit people get what they need through discretionary funding.