Buddies in Bad Times Theatre strives to fulfill the role of the leading alternative facility-based theatre in Toronto. We are committed to work that challenges the boundaries of theatrical and social convention. As a company we celebrate difference and question assumptions. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is committed to theatrical excellence which it strives for through its play development programs, strong volunteer base, youth-mentorship initiatives, and ever increasing wealth of queer Canadian talent.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a not-for-profit, professional theatre company dedicated to the promotion of Queer Canadian Culture. As a company we question assumptions and celebrate difference. We are dedicated to producing, developing, and supporting theatrical works that speak to one, or both, of the following criteria:
1. QUEER, referring to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered identity, encapsulates the core of our organization. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a queer-run organization committed to representing the LGBT community by supporting its artists, and by telling its stories.
2. QUEER, referring to anything different or outside of the norm, represents the nature of artistic work presented at 12 Alexander Street. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is dedicated to work that is different, outside the mainstream, challenging in both content and form. (This second definition of Queer is not LGBT-specific)
Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a Canadian, not-for-profit professional theatre company dedicated to the promotion of queer theatrical expression.
Over a given season, our home in the heart of Toronto's queer village springs to life with mainstage theatrical productions, outrageous special events, youth initiatives, play development programmes, and late night weekend cabarets.
For over 30 years, we have supported thousands of artists and projects, and have made an unparalleled contribution to the acceptance and celebration of queer lives in Canada.
12 ALEXANDER STREET
Contact Name:lisaj lander