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March 31, 2021 - April 7, 2021

QueerCab: Shadows of the Past

Hosted by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Have the last 10 months made you feel like you’re in a time warp? Has the ‘new normal’ shifted your sense of self and time entirely? A response to the ongoing strange time of the pandemic, this year’s QueerCab series brings together artists across mediums to explore queer pasts, presents, and futures. Between March and May, these three events will animate Buddies’ spaces, both physical and virtual.

QueerCab is a curated space for emerging artists and creators at any stage of their practice, to develop skills, take risks, have fun, and experiment with the possibilities of their work. 

Curated by Heather Caplap + Adjani Poirier

How do memories, recollections and interpretations of the past shape our present and future? What personal and collective histories linger on? Our first edition of QueerCab spotlights shadow and video works that ruminate on the past.

“Come by the Buddies window-scape and be transported to an enchanted world of queer fairytales and friendships. Feel the magic and mythology of queer love and reminisce on all you’ve done in the shadows.” — Heather Caplap, curator

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1B4, Canada

Phone number: 416-975-8555

Email: info@buddiesinbadtimes.com

Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is Toronto’s leading destination for artistically rigorous alternative theatre and a world leader in developing queer voices and stories for the stage. Buddies offers a year-round program that includes a full season of queer theatre, new works festivals, artist residencies, and intergenerational training and education initiatives. In its 40-year history Buddies has welcomed over one million people into its home in the heart of Toronto’s queer village and has premiered nearly 1,000 new works for the stage, making it the largest and longest-running queer theatre company in the world.