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February 28, 2022 - May 30, 2022

In Conversation

Hosted by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Our focus on intergenerational connections continues with the return of In Conversation, curated by leZlie lee kam and Ty Sloane. Moving to an online format this past year has allowed us to reach an audience well beyond our home in Toronto, and we continue to strengthen these long-distance connections as other in-person activities resume.

As a global pandemic disproportionately affects our queer communities, the need to create space for queer intergenerational dialogue is more important now than ever. In Conversation is a space for formal and informal discussions about salient issues within our communities. You are invited to participate and talk, or just listen. Some sessions will feature specially invited guests to speak intimately on the themes and topics.

In Conversation is open to queer youth, elders, and folks of any age interested in conversation across queer generations. No artistic experience is necessary.

Harm Reduction: Recovery + Substance Use Monday, January 24, 6-8PM ET w/ guests Yamikani Msosa + Brawk Ward

Relationships + Sex: Interracial Connections Monday, February 28, 6-8PM ET w/ guest Nicole Tanguay

Expanding the Expression of Gender Monday, March 14, 6-8PM ET w/ Kai Cheng Thom

Reconcilitation + 2S Meanings Monday, April 18, 6-8PM ET w/ guest Michaela Washburn

Hope for the Future: Moving Forward, Intergenerationally Monday, May 30, 6-8PM ET hosted by leZlie and Ty


All sessions (January – May) will feature ASL interpretation and auto-captioning.


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.