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Queer, Far, Wherever You Are
Fall 2021

Coming to a screen near you.


Building on the success of our first iteration of Queer, Far, Wherever You Arean Instagram live series in spring of 2020—this new curated series of digital and hybrid offerings will connect audiences with queer and trans artists from Ontario, Alberta, and Manitoba.

805-4821 by We Quit Theatre, Oct 13-17
Live @ Tallulah’s Cabaret Series, October 28 – December 9
Trans Gemmes: Daddy Let the Girls Out (Oral Edition), November
The Hooves Belonged to the Deer by Makram Ayache, December

Click through the tabs below for more information on each offering.

 

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A series of performances you can catch in the Cabaret, or from home, October 28 – December 9.

Wicked West in Spooky Times

October 28, 8PM

hosted by Bom Bae

Ghoul, Far, Were-ever you are, hold on to your skivvies, popcorn, and blanket because the west end is about to give you a frightening, bedazzling, hauntingly spectacular time in Wicked West in Spooky Times. Featuring the nightmares of your dreams, Gay Jesus, Gei Ping Hohl, Kasper the Queer Ghost, Kuya Atay, Makayla Walker Louboutin, Phil Atioh, Seyoncé + Tifa Wine!

Now be a good witch, and make sure you buy your tickets. 2 for $20 & 4 for $40. OR if you want a thrill from home, check out the PWYC digital stream.

In-person tickets for this event are sold out.

Digital tickets

#ClownsKillEmpires: In the Flesh

November 4, 8PM

It has been 665 days since #ClownsKillEmpires has had an in-person show. Join them for a night of QTBIPOC celebration….with clowns.

Featuring
Manny Dingo, Dolly Berlin, Cruel Valentine, Scott T. Kim, Lady Kunterpunt, Mx. Quest

Instagram // Twitter // Facebook

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Les Femmes Fatales: Lilith and the Otherwordly Creatures

November 18, 8:30PM

Les Femmes Fatales invites you to explore the wild, untamed and the sensual. What if you trusted yourself and your sensual power and magick? What if , in doing so, you could set yourself free? With performances by Ivory, Zyra Lee Vanity, Dolly Berlin, Imogen Quest, Axel Blows, and Cara De Melo, Lilith and the Other Worldly Creatures dives deep into the unnamed, untamed and the otherworldly. Hosted by Dainty Smith, with music by DJ Relentless.

Join us.

Instagram // Facebook

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photo by Slyplaystudios, poster design by lwrds duniam


Gay AF Comedy: Homo Say What?

November 25, 8PM

Gay AF Comedy presents “HOMO SAY WHAT?” an outrageous new queer comedy show featuring a dynamite lineup of Canada’s favourite LGBTQ2S+ comedians! Join us for a night of off-the-wall stand-up that will have you gagging with laughter.

Hosted by Canadian Comedy Award winner Robert Watson, featuring Rush Kazi (OutTV, Asian Comedy All-Stars), Courtney Gilmour (JFL Homegrown Winner, LOL Network), Danny Adhim (Folk’n Comedy, 6ix City Films), Hillary Yaas (Squirrel Talk, Catching Up With The Kovids), Vong Show (OutTV, Rice Comedy, You Better Represent Podcast) + headliner Ted Morris (JFL, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival, CBC Comedy).

Instagram // Facebook

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MANifesto: Debut-taunted

December 9, 8PM

With a little help from their friends, MANifesto anxiously seize their live debut.  Fully.

MANifesto. A MANband. 5 Grown Up Gays from Hogtown, covering songs originated by Girl Groups… everywhere from The Chordettes to Fifth Harmony.

Bandcamp // Instagram // Facebook

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A poster for "The Hooves Belonged to the Deer" The title appears on top, with "a play by Makram Ayache" written in smaller text underneath. Below the text is an illustration of a figure wearing a deer skull with antlers. One of the antlers spears a reddish-orange fruit with a large green leaf.

When Izzy’s family moves to a small rural town, the young queer Muslim boy becomes the salvation pet project to the local pastor. In an attempt to reconcile his sexuality and faith, Izzy invents his own Garden of Eden, where Adam and Hawa’s (Eve in Arabic) relationship is turned upside down by the arrival of Steve, a beautiful, blue-eyed, white-skinned man from the Northern Kingdoms.

Peter Hinton-Davis // director
Makram Ayache // playwright
Qasim Khan, Dalal Badr, Ian Leung, Makram Ayache, Eric Wigston + Brett Dahl // performers
Evan Medd // dramaturg
Chris Pereira // sound design

Makram Ayache is a community-engaged writer, actor, director, and producer who splits his time between Edmonton and Toronto. His playwriting explores meaningful representations of queer Arab voices. Ayache is the 2020 recipient of the Playwrights’ Guide of Canada’s annual Tom Hendry Award for his play “Harun.” He has worked with several theatre companies including Factory Theatre’s Mechanical Actors’ Enhancement Training, the Citadel Theatre’s RBC Directing Mentorship Program, Punctuate Theatre’s Partizan’s Creators Unit, Prime Mover and The Musical Stage Company’s NoteWorthy Program, and Generator Toronto’s Artist Producer Training Program.

He developed his play “The Hooves Belonged to the Deer” through the Alberta Queer Calendar Project under the directorial leadership of Peter Hinton-Davis and dramaturgs Evan Medd and Hannah Moscovitch.

Website // Instagram

Trans Gemmes: Daddy Let The Girls Out (Oral Edition) is an audio experience capturing a wild night full of pillow fights, flashing lights, trans rights, and burgers. Accompanied by fresh DJ beats, your ears are about to receive some major head!

created by
Bilal Baig
Mars Alexander
Leon Tsai
Scarlett Jodha
Uniqua
Gabe Maharjan
Nikki Rock
Sofia Fly

The Trans Gemmes are a group of young trans-feminine and trans woman gems of colour who work and play together. Facilitated by Bilal Baig, this collective writes stories, puts on performances and knows how to have a twistedly good time doing it all.

photo by Connie Tsang

“…a beautiful articulation of the kinds of experiences we’re only starting to find language for.”

NOW Magazine (NNNNN)

October 13-17
Online
PWYC

805-4821 is a trans coming out story made out of other stories: a dialogue from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a half-remembered swim lesson, and an 80,000-word Facebook correspondence. 805-4821 explores memory, identity, and love in an age of apocalypse. Not all men are men. Welcome to the movies!

Initially conceived for an overhead projector, We Quit Theatre has transformed 805-4821 into a live-typed digital performance for Google Docs. 805-4821 premiered at SummerWorks 2019 where it received a 5N review and was awarded the Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award, and has since toured digitally to OFFTA, Théatre Catapulte, and PushOff.

Dasha Plett // writer and performer
Gislina Patterson // dramaturg and director

We Quit Theatre is a collaboration between Gislina Patterson and Dasha Plett. Recent works include Men Explain Things to Us… and We Like It!, a short video work commissioned by the Stratford Festival Lab for Stratfest@Home. A digital version of their new full length performance piece, i am your spaniel, or, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare by Gislina Patterson recently premiered as a coproduction between LOMAA and VideoPool.

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Duration: 60 mins, plus optional time for audience members to interact with the performers/text in the Google doc.

805-4821 is functionally captioned as a live-typed performance, with most of the text typed live into a google doc, and some sections of text appearing in youtube videos linked within the doc. Live audio description will be available on Zoom during each show, with all text read aloud and all images described as they appear.

Content warning: The text of this performance contains explicit references to sex, gender dysphoria, violent intrusive thoughts, and sexual trauma.

photo by Callie Lugosi

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Dates + Times

Live at Tallulah’s

Wicked West in Spooky Times
October 28 // 8PM

#ClownsKillEmpires: In the Flesh
November 4 // 8PM

Les Femmes Fatales: Lilith and the Otherworldly Creatures
November 18 // 8:30PM

Gay AF Comedy: Homo Say What?
November 25 // 8PM

MANifesto: Debut-Taunted
December 9 // 8PM

Tickets

Live at Tallulah’s

In-person tickets
$10 (purchased in groups of 1, 2, or 4)

Digital tickets
Pay-What-You-Can ($0-$20)

MAN-ifesto

In-person tickets
$20

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