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November 13, 2020 - November 23, 2020

Buddies in Bad Times Emerging Creators Unit

Hosted by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

The deadline for submission is Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:59pm

Info sessions:
November 13, 4:30–5:30PM ET (with ASL interpretation)
November 20, 4:30–5:30PM ET

The Emerging Creators Unit offers an intensive, process-focused opportunity to develop your artistic practice and producing skills through the creation of a new project with the opportunity to share your work as part of Buddies’ Queer Pride Festival in June.

The Emerging Creators Unit is an artist-driven, mentor-supported creative model; we look for strongly motivated emerging queer and/or trans artists who have an ability to work independently, are interested in creating original, theatrical work, and are ready to take their practice to the next level. The Emerging Creators Unit supports a wide definition of “performance”, and is open to a variety of themes, form, or content.

The 2021 Emerging Creators Unit is led by Tawiah M’Carthy in association with Philip Geller. In addition to bi-weekly meetings with Tawiah, Philip and guest mentors, this year’s program includes a paid development period, and a public sharing at Buddies Queer Pride Festival in June.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please email Tawiah, Philip, and/or Daniel (Interim Programming Director) at ecu@buddiesinbadtimes.com

Info Sessions / Office Hours
Program leaders will be hosting office hours on November 13* and 20 from 4:30–5:30PM. These will take place on Zoom, which allows you to phone in or video call in. We will post the Zoom information here on the day of each event. Registration is not required, but if you would like the link e-mailed to you on the day of, please register for a reminder.

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The November 13th info session will be ASL interpreted.For accommodation requests, please contact Tawiah, Philip and/or Daniel at ecu@buddiesinbadtimes.com. If you would like to direct your question or request to a specific person, please include their name in the subject line (For example: Attn Philip: Request).


  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

    12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

    info@buddiesinbadtimes.com (416) 975-8555

    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.