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This Earth of Majesty – queer adaptation of “Richard II” performed outdoors – Aug 5 to 28, 2022 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, August 4, 2022

by: in Events, Featured Events, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Dauntless City Theatre is back with their latest production of This Earth of Majesty, a queer, site-specific, ambulatory, outdoor adaptation of Richard II in St. James Park. The Monarch of Garden, Richard, loses control of his court and the common people, causing chaos throughout the land. His cousin, the charismatic Henry Riverbrook, seizes the realm. […]

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A Baby For Andy – a queer couple comes to terms with a dark secret – Aug 4 to 6, 2022 (Guelph)

posted Sunday, July 31, 2022

by: in Queer, Theatre

A Baby For Andy is a one act drama play that follows the story of Andrew & Sam, a queer couple having to come to terms with a hidden dark secret a few months before their wedding. The PentaTheatre production is written and directed by Jason A. Downie, and will have its world premiere at […]

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces 2022/23 programming

posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

by: in Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Buddies has announced their full slate for the 2022/23 season, making a full return to in-person programming featuring presentations, world premieres, and festivals. Back for a 44th year, The Rhubarb Festival transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists challenging our notions of what art-making and art-watching can be. This year, the festival intentionally expands its […]

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Bard on the Beach returns with a full slate of Shakespeare classics (Vancouver)

posted Saturday, June 25, 2022

by: in Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Vancouver

Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Returning to Sen̓ákw/Vanier, this year’s Festival, which runs from June 8 to September 24, 2022. The season begins on June 8 with Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It follows four young lovers and a troupe of stumbling actors into an enchanted […]

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Mirvish announces 2022/23 season, including Mean Girls, God is a Scottish Drag Queen, and Jagged Little Pill

posted Friday, June 17, 2022

by: in Theatre, Toronto

The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season features 14 shows – six Main Season shows, three Off-Mirvish Season shows, and five Bonus shows. The Main Subscription Season features six new productions, bringing Toronto audiences award-winning, acclaimed and popular new plays and musicals from London and New York. Main Season  The Shark is Broken Martha’s Vineyard, 1974: shooting on Jaws has stalled. […]

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Buddies Queer Pride Festival includes theatre, comedy, cabaret, art, music, and parties – June 7 to 26, 2022

posted Monday, June 6, 2022

by: in Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre has announced the line-up for Queer Pride 2022 – a festival of queer theatre, comedy, cabaret, art, music, and parties that showcases the LGBTQ+ community’s unstoppable spirit. For three weeks, Buddies hosts a stellar line-up of Toronto’s most exciting queer entertainers. FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS An digital audio experience capping off Buddies’ […]

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The Cold War depicts the Canadian history that you’ll never learn at school

posted Friday, May 13, 2022

by: in Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

THE COLD WAR has the zeitgeist squarely in its sights.  It’s déjà vu all over again. Brought to you in the infamous black box, this stinging satire of Canadian history exposes the international back-room dealings of John Diefenbaker, Mackenzie King, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nikolai Zabotin and Sam Steele. Meanwhile, returning war vet Tom Muffet readjusts […]

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Italian Mime Suicide at The Theatre Centre – April 21 to May 1, 2022 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, April 19, 2022

by: in Theatre, Toronto

Following a successful run at Théâtre aux Écuries in Montreal last fall, earning a TOP 10 SHOWS of 2021 mention from the Montreal Gazette, Bad New Days returns to Toronto with the provocative genre-bending piece ITALIAN MIME SUICIDE at The Theatre Centre (Franco Boni Theatre) beginning April 21 to May 1 (opening night April 23). Inspired by a 2003 newspaper headline, “Italian mime jumps off building claiming no […]

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Mirvish Productions returns to the stage in Toronto

posted Friday, February 25, 2022

by: in Theatre

To say that the pandemic has made theatre impossible in Toronto is an understatement. In the last two years, only a handful of shows have been on the stages of the Mirvish theatres under very restrictive conditions. However, this spring holds the most promising opportunity for theatre to truly return to our city, albeit still […]

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s entire board resigns, but the show must go on

posted Saturday, January 22, 2022

by: in Lesbian, Queer, Theatre, Toronto, Trans

According to a Toronto Star article, based on information received in a press release, it appears Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is going through yet another transitional period of change. Since this past December, every board member from Toronto’s longest running queer theatre company have left their post for various reasons, and theatre staff and […]

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