[Image Description: The CripCab graphic, featuring a faded pastel pink and purple background with a Y2K computer feel. In the top left corner, there is a geometric rainbow shape with the words “The Disability Collective” layered on top of it in thin black text inside of a white box. In the centre of the graphic is a large white box made to look like a computer browser. The top of the box reads “Pride Made Accessible” in black font in a red box intended to look like the address bar. The centre of the box reads “CripCab” in bold black font with a pastel purple shadow. Layered on top of the box in the bottom right corner is another box layered with yellow and red squares, made to look like an additional browser tab that reads “A Queer and Disability-Led Cabaret” in black font. Below and to the left is a small white curved shape that reads “PWYC (Pay What You Can) Tickets” in black font, and just below that in the centre is a white oval with a green shadow that reads “June 21, 2023, 8 PM” in black and orange font. The bottom of the graphic reads “Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, thedisabilitycollective.com” in black font]
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Complimentary tickets for support persons are available. Please include this request in the Order and Accessibility Notes section when purchasing tickets online. You can also call the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre box office at 416-975-8555 or email email@example.com.
Introducing CripCab, a new variety show celebrating queer and disabled performers as part of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 2023 Queer Pride Festival! Join us in-person at Buddies or online via livestream at thedisabilitycollective.com on Wednesday, June 21 at 8 PM EDT as we celebrate the intersectionality of queer and disabled identities!
Check out the incredible lineup for the show below!
As their Emerging Company in Residence, we are thrilled to be back at Buddies to create a safe and inclusive space for queer disabled folks in our community!
Part of Buddies’ Queer Pride 2023
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents
QUEER PRIDE FESTIVAL 2023
Government Partner Canadian Heritage
Queer Pride is radical love and defiant self expression. It’s a time to celebrate everything that we are and all that we can be, while reimagining the spaces we create for all of our queer communities to come together. It is in this spirit that we offer you Queer Pride 2023 – a festival of queer theatre, comedy, art, music, and parties that showcases our community’s unstoppable spirit.
The safety of our audience, artists, volunteers, and staff is our number one priority.
Masks are required for all audience members but may be removed temporarily for drinking and eating. Masks are required in any shared spaces in the venue, including the lobby and washrooms.
Masks should fit snugly against the face without gaps; cloth masks should have at least two layers of fabric. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not permitted. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Click here for more information about Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's COVID-19 safety measures.
Image Description: A woman with light brown skin and a cascading mane of blonde and brown curly wears a leopard print lingerie set and poses in front of a sage green vintage couch]
Ivory is a multi discipline performer known best for her booty shakin', shenanigan making, and a voice that just won’t quit. A singer/model/actor/dancer/body positive and disability advocate and graduate of Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, this former Miss Canada Plus has graced stages across North America, into the UK and the Caribbean, appeared in print media such as the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Globe & Mail and National Post, and across numerous TV Networks. An archer, equestrian, axe thrower and firebreather, Ivory boasts a spectacular bag of tricks which are sure to wow any crowd! Founder of the Succulent Six, Canada's team of curvy superSHEroes (check out their TV show on CBC.CA and YOUTUBE!), guest chair on CTV’s The Social, panelist on 1 Queen 5 Queers (now streaming on CRAVE) and a proud member of Les Femmes Fatales, Canada's FIRST burlesque troupe for Women of Colour, you can follow her antics on Instagram and twitter @pureivorydotca or online at www.pureivory.ca.
She’s not just a bombshell-she’s the whole damn Arsenal.
Rosalind Goodwin (fae/she/they) is an Irish settler based in Tkarón:to. Originally from Treaty 6 territory and the small town of Ponoka, Rosalind finished a BFA in Performance Arts at the University of Lethbridge before relocating for work. Rose has since produced Jizz Sock for the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival, and Rose’s Buds- A Trans Cabaret for the 2021 Paprika Festival. She has also co-produced the short film Scaring Women at Night which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Image Description: Rose is an irish woman with dark chest length brown hair with pink highlights while wearing a black dress with a pink tattoo leaking out on faer chest]
Joe Peach has got all ass and no gender:
Named after their favourite fruit and yes of course, their juiciest, thickest… personality.
They are a blackity Black, hella queer, and trans, burlesque babe ready to shake what their Ashanti and Fanti ancestors gave them.
Image Description: Joe Peach (they/them) is pictured here leaning back caught mid laugh with their left hand on their lower belly and right arm pointed outwards palm facing up. They are a dark skinned Black person with 4c black hair that is styled in a twist out. They are wearing translucent pink vintage frames, a single silver earring with onyx stones and silver rings, a white button-down shirt, a vintage floral hand-made vest made with upcycled upholstery fabric, black slacks, and the platform Jadon Dr Marten boots]
Chiron Barron is a multidisciplinary neurodivergent, queer, trans and disabled artist, writer, comedian and producer. They are passionate about accessible comedy and produce Nook Smiles Ticket: An Animal Crossing Comedy Show when they aren’t battling against the healthcare system to advocate for themself and others to receive care for long covid.
Image Description: Chiron Barron is a fat, white non-binary person. They are wearing a black tank top and posing with one hand in their hair and the other resting aginst their face. There is a bright blue paisley print in the background. They have short dark hair, a black septum ring and are wearing red lipstick]
Introducing El Experimento: A queer, non binary, trans masculine drag king living with chronic illness. He has been gracing the stages of Church and Wellesley since December 2022. El Experimento is an amalgamation and reclamation of the hunky heartthrobs of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, et al. From Elvis to Prince and more, El Experimento serves all the romantic and nostalgic charm we know and love with a memorable and transcendent flare.
Image Description: A fair skinned, dark featured Latinx drag king. He is sitting on a stool in a studio and is leaning toward the camera. He is wearing a white windbreaker, a blue velvet button up, and black leather pants with black cowboy boots]
Image Description: A redheaded (Margaret Rose) scrunches her hair playfully and smirks cheekily. She is wearing a David Bowie t-shirt with images of his various looks throughout his early career. Her eyes are green with a spark of sunshine around the pupil - her fiery spirit shining through]
Margaret Rose (she/her) is an artist interested in many things, but most of all she is interested in the connections built by communal laughter. She studied dance, musical theatre, acting, and comedy across Canada and is usually in class, playing outside, or watching TV/movies. She’s self-diagnosed ASD and lives with a perceptual disability called Irlen Syndrome, which manifests like a visual disability but is actually her brain processing visual information in a very unique way. It can result in a whole bunch of hilarious, irritating and amazing things. Feel free to check out Margaret’s website for more conventional information about her career margaretroseperformance.com or ask her, she can be shy, but she’s friendly!
Craven is a vampire, prince, poc who likes to add a little glam and goth to any scene. He brings the rock and roll and just a splash tough of grit and fabulousness! You’ll scream with delight over this king!
Image Description: A POC drag performer in black gloves with makeup on the face, silver nails, a black corset with silver chains and rings and clasps and a silver and black button-up shirt underneath with black and white hair and a black and silver hat]
Image Description: Hope standing up straight with their hands by their sides. Short black curly hair styled into finger waves with 3 hair flowers in it. Beaded earrings that are bright electric blue with a holographic centre cab and black X beaded into it. On their neck is a matching necklace with a pattern in black blue and white beads. Below they are wearing a black strappy harness under the bustier. The bustier is bright electric blue satin with different colour stoning stoning on the cups of the bustier. In the same blue satin a pair of blue long gloves on their tattooed arms. Below is a pair of under garments from a pair of nude and black fringe panties with a hole for their ostomy. The ostomy has a matching nude and black fringe fabric with stoning. On top is a black panel skirt. It flows in the photo as if there’s wind. Black Fringe garters on their thighs at the top where their butt meets their legs. Below is a pair of thigh high boots in a stained glass motif. The background is all white]
Fighting cops by moonlight, breaking hearts in daylight; never running from a real fight, they are the one named Hope Heartbreaker. Hope spends their days at protests and fighting the system while looking good doing it. They advocate for disability representation and hope to encourage all disabled performers to reclaim their body and disability in whatever way you want. Tonight they will show you how they reclaim their body just for you.
Hope Heartbreaker, so fine they’ll make you flatline!
Image Description: A white woman with blonde hair and blue eyes wearing a long sleeve white shirt photographed from the chest up, with her left shoulder and her wrists crossed so her hands frame her face]
Sadie Cahill is a queer, disabled Toronto-based dance artist, possessing a versatile performance background both on stage, and for film. Sadie holds a BFA degree in Dance from York University, where she was a 2-year member of the York Dance Ensemble. In 2021, Sadie was a virtual Artist in Residence with Belgrade Studio Art, where she created the dance film ‘Artist on Standby’, most recently presented as part of MillO Dance Project’s showcase Nightfall 2022. Through her company, BrickHouse Productions, Sadie was honored to premiere her new dance film ‘Shrink’ as part of Let the Elephants Dance 2022, which was later streamed as part of the film festival : Movement Offerings 2022. Most recently, Sadie was a recipient of the 2023 Space Space Revolution Scholarship where she created and presented a dance/theatre work ‘BrainStorm’, exploring neurodivergent experiences.
Image Description: A white woman with red hair and green eyes wearing a long sleeve green bodysuit is photographed from the chest up, sitting on a peach-coloured chair with her right cheek resting on her right hand as she smiles at the camera]
Grace Kingston is a contemporary dance artist and choreographer, based in Toronto, Ontario. Grace discovered her love of creative movement at the age of three when she began dancing. She is experienced in a range of different dance genres and techniques, but has always found herself attracted to the freedom and imagination of contemporary dance. Grace is a recent graduate of York University's Dance program, with a focus in choreography, and performance. Here she has had the opportunity to share her passion and learn from many renowned choreographers and teachers, such as Helen Jones, Susan Lee, Suzanne Liska, and Julia Sasso. Since graduating, Grace has been working closely within her community guiding, creative, and therapeutic movement in a variety of spaces.
Image Description: A black woman with curly dark brown hair and closed eyes photographed from the hips up wearing dark blue pants, a white coloured crop tank top and a flowy open beige shirt over top. She has her left arm reaching up as her head tilts slightly to the right. Her right arm crosses over her neck and her right hand gently holds the left side of her neck]
Queer, IBPOC artist Emily Duckett grew up dancing in Midland, Ontario until relocating to Toronto in 2018. Emily graduated from York University in 2022 with a BFA in dance focusing on performance and choreography. During her time there she trained with dance artists Syreeta Hector, Tracey Norman and Terrill Maguire. She has had the pleasure of working with Mocean Dance, Social Growl and ProArteDanza. Emily’s current work focuses on questions revolving around the ideal dancing body and the part classical training plays on generational trauma for BIPOC folks. Her work with Brass Ring Dance Company and This Space Belongs To You discusses her personal experience as well of the dangers of eating disorders.
THEODORE WALKER ROBINSON
Theodore Walker Robinson (they/them) is a Black, low-vision, hard-of-hearing, nonbinary broadcaster, scholar, fashion designer and multi-disciplinary artist. Theodore was born to parents of Maroon Jamaican and Afro-Chinese Trinidadian descent who settled in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the early 1970s. They were trained in music, performance from a young age. They are a creative consultant based in Toronto and Executive Director of Lakeshore Arts in South Etobicoke.
Image Description: A Black and White Photo of Theodore Walker Robinson wearing a Black top hat, a white shirt, black skinny tie and a heavy oversize Black and White African mudcloth vest jacket with cowrie shell button closures. This jacket was designed by Theodore Walker Robinson and Made by Kishan Tehara. They are holding their white cane in their leather-gloved right hand]
Dainty Smith is a storyteller, an actor, playwright, producer and curator, and the founder of Les Femmes Fatales: Women and Femmes of Colour, Canada's premier burlesque troupe for Black women, Women of Colour, queer, trans, and non-binary femmes.