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The Cabaret Company

Cabaret Company was founded in the spring of 1997 after Sky Gilbert resigned as Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. The Cabaret Company is dedicated to presenting social engaging queer themed work and to the development and support of queer artists. By opening the doors to young artists to create in a queer positive atmosphere, it is my hope that they will begin not to just feel free to be themselves, but to create work that has queer content and that pushes the boundaries of traditional theatre practice. Theatres like Tarragon, Soulpepper, and Canadian Stage present world-class respected literature by mainstream-approved authors, drawn from the traditional canon of new and old works. In contrast, the work of Cabaret Company achieves its immediacy and danger in varied ways, sometimes by knocking down the fourth wall and at other times by presenting pro-sexual content without judgment. Ultimately, the work doesn’t resemble “literature” or “drama”. It is alive, breathing, and at times a little scary. The Cabaret company is supported with operating grants from The Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, and occasionally with project grants from the Canada Council.



Produced by The Cabaret Company

The Terrible Parents April 6th, 2016 – April 17th, 2016
My Dinner with Casey Donovan March 11th, 2015 – March 22nd, 2015
Hackerlove April 30th, 2014 – May 11th, 2014
To Myself at 28 August 10th, 2013 – August 18th, 2013
A Few Brittle Leaves April 24th, 2013 – May 5th, 2013
Dancing Queen April 28th, 2012 – April 29th, 2012
The Situationists April 14th, 2011 – April 24th, 2011
Reconciliation April 14th, 2010 – April 25th, 2010
I Have AIDS! April 22nd, 2009 – May 3rd, 2009
Happy: A Very Gay Little Musical April 16th, 2008 – April 27th, 2008
Will the Real J.T. LeRoy Please Stand Up? April 11th, 2007 – April 22nd, 2007
Bad Acting Teachers April 26th, 2006 – May 7th, 2006