Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
THIS IS IT! The Championships! All year we've been traveling our show to towns, cities and hamlets to find the best in 2SLGBPTIPIA+ voices. We cannot wait to see who wins the grand prize of a trip to Capturing Fire Slam, the International Queer Summit & Slam in Washington DC.
5 Cities! 8 Poets! But only 1 Champion. Who will win? Meet your Hot Damn Lineup
Jayda Marley, Kimberly Jae, Fira Astrali, Doe, Wes Ryan, Sulva, Robert Molloy, Charly Bird
Our feature is a dream come true! The out of this universe fantastic Nasra Adem NASRA is a queer, Muslim, Oromo creator/curator living in Amiskwaciwȃskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. They were the Youth Poet Laureate of Edmonton from 2016 to 2017 and are currently the Director of Sister to Sister, an artistic showcase for/by femmes and women of colour. They are also the Festival Director of Black Arts Matter—Alberta’s interdisciplinary Black arts festival—and were the 2017 recipient of the Mayor’s Emerging Artist award. NASRA’s first poetry chapbook A God Dance in Human Cloth with Glass Buffalo Publishing celebrates the soft warrior in all of us; a call to step into our divinity and into ourselves, with fists unclenched.
Then the after party starts at 10pm with Dj/Rapper/spoken word champ Sofia Fly! Thank you to the Toronto Arts Council for the support.