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BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE
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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 over 1,000 new works for the stage, making it the largest and longest-running queer theatre company in the world.
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TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL
The Toronto Fringe Festival is Ontario's largest theatre & performance festival.
For 31 years, The Toronto Fringe has acted as an incubator for ideas, reputations, and experiences, dedicated to helping artists succeed. Through the incredibly popular Fringe Festival, they have created a dynamic and diverse community that has proven the power of the independent spirit by becoming the largest theatre festival in the city and the launching pad for some of Canada’s most recognized cultural exports.
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REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL TORONTO
Launched in 2016, the ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto (RAFFTO) is the only Canadian chapter of the ReelAbilities Film Festival – the largest film festival in North America dedicated to showcasing shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures. At our festival and year-round, RAFFTO is driven by its mandate to promote Deaf and disability cultures through film and uplift diverse and intersectional perspectives from these communities.
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CANADIAN GREEN ALLIANCE
The Canadian Green Alliance is a not for profit organization devoted to bridging the gap between theatre and sustainability.
The CGA creates resources to aid arts organizations and individuals in the design, construction, and production of ecologically responsible theatre. Through the development of a comprehensive guidebook, and the use of Alliance green ambassadors within each theatre, the CGA guides arts organizations towards sustainable choices from their front of house to their backstage.
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We want to work with you!
Are you an organization? A small business? A theatre company? An industry leader or someone looking to work in a way that is more accessible and inclusive? Or perhaps you are producing a project that you hope to make more accessible? Working on a project that touches on experiences of folks with disabilities or are hoping to work with more folks with disabilities?
The Disability Collective would be absolutely thrilled to connect with you, work with you, and potentially form a partnership! We offer consultation services for projects and practices, as well as introductory workshops on accessibility, and would be happy to work as the accessibility coordinators and/or consultants for your organization, company, festival, or show. We would also be thrilled to collaborate with you on a project that provides the opportunity for intersectionality amongst communities.
We are passionate about connecting with anyone and everyone and making our industry as inclusive as possible one step at a time. To work or partner with The Disability Collective, we do not require you to have any specific accessibility practices in place or any prior knowledge on accessibility or the disabled community. All that we ask is that you are eager and willing to learn, grow, and implement accessibility measures into your practices as we work together. We will be with you every step of the way and hope to form lasting and meaningful connections; however, we are not willing to work with organizations or individuals that continue to move through the world in a way that is not inclusive.
Reach out to us today at firstname.lastname@example.org!