Award-winning artist, activist, and educator Kim Crosby and acclaimed theatre creator Gein Wong bring back a Buddies tradition, celebrating the work of queer women and trans folks in performance.

  • A hot & complex sex work confessional about family, drugs, and alcohol from Juliet November
  • Prolific writer and poet Donna Michelle St. Bernard performs an interactive new work via Skype about virginity
  • Alvis Parsley‘s interpretation of an amateur Aisan dominatrix
  • A new spoken word piece from Oakland’s Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene
  • Pole dancing and aerial performance from Oakland’s India Davis
  • Former Buddies Young Creators Unit member cassy walker’s right of passage ritual for those who embrace the cahos of identity
  • An anthem for femme identity from burlesque superstar Catherine Hernandez
  • A collective video performance from Masti Khor
  • And visual art from Fonna Seidu and Francesca Nocera (Sun Sun)

For it’s 35th Anniversary Season, Buddies brings back the iconic Strange Sisters – a long-held and much-loved tradition celebrating the work of queer women in performance. Leading this exciting new adventure are two highly acclaimed artists, activists, and community organizers: Kim Crosby (co-founder, The People Project and co-curator of Raunch and Resistance at The 34th Rhubarb Festival) and Gein Wong (Say Their Names, Remember at the AGO and artistic director of Eventual Ashes), with Jade Lee Hoy (Womanifesto space designer and Manfiesto Creative Director).

The curators have put together an eclectic program that features artists from across North America working in performance, spoken word, burlesque, dance, music, and more, showcasing the astonishing talents of women and trans artists. On the Strange Sisters stage, audiences will see raucous celebrations that defy expectations and find joy and strength in the things we are told to be ashamed of.

And follow Strange Sisters on TUMBLR to see what’s rolling around in our heads.

photo by Tanja-Tiziana.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre proudly presents


curated by Kim Crosby & Gein Wong
space activator Jade Lee Hoy