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October 13, 2021 - October 17, 2021


Hosted by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

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.

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

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.


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.


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.