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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Managing Director: Daniel Carter

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre creates vital Canadian theatre by developing and presenting voices that question sexual and cultural norms. Built on the political and social principles of queer liberation, Buddies supports artists and works that reflect and advance these values. As the world’s longest-running and largest queer theatre, Buddies is uniquely positioned to develop, promote, and preserve stories and perspectives that are challenging and alternative. Buddies achieves artistic excellence through its mainstage season programming, artist-residency program, and youth-based initiatives. Buddies serves a broad segment of the population who share a passion for theatre that celebrates difference. (



The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre

Produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

White Muscle Daddy March 21st, 2024 – March 31st, 2024
Angels in America November 23rd, 2023 – December 17th, 2023
speaking of sneaking September 19th, 2023 – October 1st, 2023
Body So Fluorescent April 13th, 2023 – April 23rd, 2023
The Hooves Belonged to the Deer March 28th, 2023 – April 23rd, 2023
The Man That Got Away (A Special Appearance) December 10th, 2022 – December 18th, 2022
Zom-Fam November 3rd, 2022 – November 6th, 2022
Lilies; Or, The Revival of a Romantic Drama May 4th, 2019 – May 26th, 2019
Shove It Down My Throat March 30th, 2019 – April 14th, 2019
Gertrude and Alice September 15th, 2018 – October 7th, 2018
LULU v.7 // aspects of a femme fatale May 1st, 2018 – May 20th, 2018
Acha Bacha February 1st, 2018 – February 18th, 2018
Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools October 24th, 2017 – November 5th, 2017
Black Boys November 19th, 2016 – December 11th, 2016
Letters to the Universe June 29th, 2016
Body Politic May 21st, 2016 – June 12th, 2016
No Strings (Attached) March 16th, 2016 – March 26th, 2016
Gertrude and Alice March 5th, 2016 – March 27th, 2016
The Gay Heritage Project January 6th, 2016 – January 31st, 2016
#KanderAndEbb October 4th, 2015
The 20th of November September 12th, 2015 – October 4th, 2015
Durango May 16th, 2015 – May 31st, 2015
Tom at the Farm April 11th, 2015 – May 10th, 2015
Spin November 19th, 2014 – November 23rd, 2014
Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week September 13th, 2014 – October 5th, 2014
Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary January 11th, 2014 – February 2nd, 2014
The Gay Heritage Project November 16th, 2013 – December 8th, 2013
PIG September 14th, 2013 – September 6th, 2013
Of a Monstrous Child: A Gaga Musical May 14th, 2013 – May 26th, 2013
Arigato, Tokyo March 21st, 2013 – April 14th, 2013
The Normal Heart October 19th, 2012 – November 18th, 2012
Obaaberima September 15th, 2012 – October 7th, 2012
Bliss March 27th, 2012 – April 8th, 2012
The Normal Heart October 14th, 2011 – November 6th, 2011
The Maids September 17th, 2011 – October 9th, 2011
Agokwe May 5th, 2011 – May 15th, 2011
Spin March 16th, 2011 – March 27th, 2011
The Silicone Diaries November 25th, 2010 – December 11th, 2010
Blasted September 28th, 2010 – October 17th, 2010
Real Live Girl March 5th, 2010
The Silicone Diaries November 14th, 2009 – November 21st, 2009
Neon Nightz September 23rd, 2009 – October 10th, 2009
Dedicated to the Revolutions March 31st, 2009 – April 12th, 2009
Agokwe September 23rd, 2008 – October 12th, 2008
My Fellow Creatures May 16th, 2008 – June 1st, 2008

Developed by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Starry Notions July 3rd, 2015 – July 11th, 2015

Presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

The First Stone October 6th, 2022 – October 23rd, 2022
Box 4901 February 27th, 2020 – March 8th, 2020
My Funny Valentine January 10th, 2018 – January 21st, 2018
Our Town March 26th, 2017 – April 2nd, 2017
Blood Weddings / Bodas de Sangre March 4th, 2017 – March 19th, 2017
Blind Date September 20th, 2016 – October 9th, 2016
Blood Wedding / Bodas de Sangre March 11th, 2015 – March 29th, 2015
Her2 January 13th, 2015 – February 1st, 2015
The Stronger Variations November 27th, 2014 – December 7th, 2014
Hackerlove April 30th, 2014 – May 11th, 2014
Me Talking to Myself in the Future March 26th, 2014 – April 6th, 2014
The Wanderers March 1st, 2014 – March 23rd, 2014
Dinner at Seven-Thirty October 12th, 2013 – October 20th, 2013
A Few Brittle Leaves April 24th, 2013 – May 5th, 2013
Dancing Queen April 28th, 2012 – April 29th, 2012
Tightrope May 26th, 2011 – June 5th, 2011
The Bird January 8th, 2011 – January 30th, 2011
Shudder April 29th, 2010 – May 9th, 2014
Reconciliation April 14th, 2010 – April 25th, 2010
Breakfast March 19th, 2010 – April 4th, 2010
The Salon Automaton December 1st, 2009 – December 12th, 2009
I Have AIDS! April 22nd, 2009 – May 3rd, 2009
[boxhead] October 21st, 2008 – November 2nd, 2008
Who’s Your Dada? January 23rd, 2008 – February 9th, 2008
Art Fag January 4th, 2008 – January 13th, 2008
Will the Real J.T. LeRoy Please Stand Up? April 11th, 2007 – April 22nd, 2007
House March 7th, 2007 – April 1st, 2007
Monster January 9th, 2007 – February 4th, 2007
Here Lies Henry September 19th, 2006 – October 15th, 2006
A Beautiful View May 9th, 2006 – May 21st, 2006
Bad Acting Teachers April 26th, 2006 – May 7th, 2006
Clean Irene & Dirty Maxine March 16th, 2006 – April 2nd, 2006

Current Staff

Daniel Carter Managing Director (2022-)
Jacqueline Costa Director of Special Projects (2022-)
Steph Raposo Rentals and Events Manager (2021-)
Rebecca Vandevelde Production Manager (2022-)
Conrad McLaren Technical Director (2022-)
Clayton Lee Rhubarb Festival Director (2019-)
Aidan Morishita Miki Communications and Development Manager (2016-)
Julia Weinland Box Office Manager (2021-)
Julia Weinland Front of House Manager (2021-)
Natasha Ramondino Marketing Associate (2022-)
Chase Hiebert Fundraising Associate (2022-)
Chase Hiebert Events Associate (2022-)
Julie Phan 潘家雯 Artistic Producer Intern (2022-)
Paul Therrien Facilities Manager (2020-)
Chris Reynolds Manager of Touring (2018-)
Cynthia Murdy Finance Manager (2011-)
Jacob Lin 林鴻恩 Educational Programming Producer (2023-)
Erum Khan Emerging Creators Unit Coordinator (2023-)
Ifetayo Alabi Box Office and Front of House Representative
Yiming Cai Box Office and Front of House Representative
Sky Ffrench Box Office and Front of House Representative
Brawk Hessel Box Office and Front of House Representative
Caitlin Kelly Box Office and Front of House Representative
Camille Mankumah Box Office and Front of House Representative
Saskia Muller Box Office and Front of House Representative
Neta J. Rose Box Office and Front of House Representative
Sarah Rowe Box Office and Front of House Representative
Illianna Wotton Box Office and Front of House Representative
Richard Bell Bar Personnel
Charlee Boyes Bar Personnel
Andrew Desabrais Bar Personnel
Vishmayaa Jeyamoorthy Bar Personnel
Ronnie Légère Bar Personnel
Daniel Rojas Bar Personnel
Neta J. Rose Bar Personnel
Daniel Hoang Bar Personnel

Former staff

Devin Reid Assistant Bar Manager (2019-2022)
Shawn Daudlin General Manager (2009-2022)
Daniel Carter Interim Programming Director (2021-2022)
Mel Hague Residency Program Director (2019-2022)
Patricia Wilson Bar Manager (2013-2022)
Jacqueline Costa Acting Director of Production (2020-2022)
Jonathan MacArthur Marketing Manager (2019-2021)
Stephanie Malek Front of House Manager (2018-2020)
Stephanie Malek Box Office Manager (2018-2020)
Julia Weinland Assistant Front of House Manager (2019-2020)
Julia Weinland Assistant Box Office Manager (2019-2020)
Michael Gillies Development Manager (2019-2020)
Steph Raposo Cabaret Technician (2016-2020)
Jacqueline Costa Technical Director (2019-2020)
Evalyn Parry Artistic Director (2015-2020)
Amber Pattison Chamber Technician (2018-2020)
Charissa Wilcox Head of Production (2003-2020)
Mark Aikman Director of Communications (2014-2019)
Mark Aikman Director of Development (2010-2019)
Adrien Whan Technical Director (1995-2019)
Jazz Kamal Cabaret Technician (2010-2016)
Mandy McNeil Manager of Fundraising (2014-2015)
Cole Alvis Associate Rhubarb Festival Director (2014-2015)
Brendan Healy Artistic Director (2009-2015)
Laura Nanni Rhubarb Festival Director (2010-2014)
Kim Katrin Milan Insatiable Sisters Co-Curator
Gein Wong Insatiable Sisters Co-Curator
Chy Ryan Spain Youth Program Coordinator
Barry Higgins Box Office Manager
Barry Higgins Front of House Manager
Lindsay Naft Assistant Box Office Manager
Lindsay Naft Front of House Manager
Lisa Amerongen Public Relations Coordinator (2013-)
Evalyn Parry Young Creators Unit Director
Mel Hague Rhubarb Festival Director
lisaj lander Director of Development
Cara Vandermey Assistant Box Office Manager
Cara Vandermey Assistant Front of House Manager
Mark Aikman Marketing
Mat Muir Bar Manager

Board of Directors

Brendan McMurtry-Howlett Chair
Christina Cicko Vice-Chair / Secretary
Alexander Hutchison Treasurer
Ashley Belmer Member
Michael Man Member
Anu Radha Verma Member