Queer Pride Arts Festival Toronto: June 7 - 30, 2013

From a media release:

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents

Festival Sponsor TD Bank Group
Queer Media Partner XTRA
Buddies After-Hours Sponsor Cruiseline

TORONTO - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for Queer Pride 2013 – a festival of queer theatre, comedy, art, music, and parties that showcases our community's unstoppable spirit.  For four weeks, Buddies hosts a stellar line-up of Toronto’s most exciting queer entertainers, while Buddies After Hours offers up some of the most outrageous clubbing in the village.


• PrideCab, a multi-disciplinary cabaret created by members of Buddies’ Queer Youth Arts Program that explores what it means to be young and queer today

• TRUTH/DARE, a live recreation of the famous 1991 concert DVD from Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour, performed by local queer celebrities such as Salvatore Antonio, Gavin Crawford, Keith Cole, and Sharron Matthews.

• Award-winning character comic and star of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Gavin Crawford, returns to Buddies with his signature combination of oddball characters and impressions.

• The best queer comedy in town, with perennial favourites Bitch Salad and Homo Night in Canada showcasing the talents of Julie Klausner, Emma Hunter, Mae Martin, Vong Sundara, Dawn Whitwell, and more, as well as the return of the Paul Hutcheson's Pride Pacakge and a new showcase from Mariko Tamaki.

• A late night feminist cabaret hosted by Now Magazine sex columnist Alex Tigchelaar

• Dance sensations ILL NANA bring back their smash-hit Rhubarb show FIRE as part of a 2-day showcase and conference on queer artists of colour in dance and performance