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December 20, 2020

Call for Submissions: 2-Spirit Cabaret

Hosted by Native Earth / Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Deadline for submissions: December 20 at 11:59 PM

Native Earth, in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, announce an open call for submissions for 2-Spirit, Queer and Trans-identified Indigenous Artists to take part in the fifth annual

The 2-Spirit Cabaret is an evening celebrating performers through music, dance, spoken word, drag, performance art, poetry and comedy. In previous years, this evening of live performance would coincide with Native Earth’ Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival; this year, we have moved the Cabaret to June 2021 with an additional artistic development component.

The fifth edition of the 2-Spirit Cabaret will be presented in June 2021 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, as part of Buddies in Bad Times’ Queer Pride Festival. While we hope to be able to have in-person programming by June 2021, the 2-Spirit Cabaret will be responsive to Public Health directives and artists’ comfort levels. For this year’s iteration, we are considering artists in the Greater Toronto Area.

All participating artists will be offered Masterclasses to further develop their craft by internationally renowned artists from Hot Brown Honey (Australia) and Brownton Abbey (UK). These classes will take place between February – May 2021. Artists will be paid a total of $1100.00, which includes the development phase of their projects, and a presentation fee.

More information and how to submit


  • 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.

  • Native Earth Performing Arts