Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret (Inaugural Event)

Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret (Inaugural Event)

Friday, June 6
at 7:00pm – 10:00pm

187 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L4

Videofag is collaborating with bisexual playwright and performer Katie Sly to launch Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret on June 6, 2014!

Dedicated to making space for art by those who identify as bisexual and/or those whose work addresses bisexuality, the event will feature works from 11 artists from across the city, including:

  • Alana Boltwood
  • Alexandra Tsirlin
  • Catherine McCormack
  • Cheryl Dobinson
  • Franny McCabe-Bennett
  • dance collective inAMORata (Alejandra Collas, Simone Blais, Emily McCurdy, Nicole Karges, Lara Saliba, and Sophia Gudino)
  • Kamila Rina
  • Keira Grant 
  • Nina Bea
  • Sly Maria
  • theatre company Threw (Jackie Rowland)

and a very special thank you to Nick Carney, for technical wizardry at this event!

For the purposes of this cabaret, a bisexual person is defined as someone whose physical, romantic, or emotional attraction is to people of more than one sex/gender.

Event details:

Date: Friday June 6, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Videofag, 187 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Please help keep all audience members and performers safe by respecting that Too Queer is a SCENT-FREE space. 🙂

Videofag is not wheelchair accessible: there are four steps leading up into the space.

We are presently working on making ASL available for the cabaret, and will update this event page when that is confirmed.

Should you have any questions of concerns, please send these to:

“Our community needs visibility because the obstacles we face are distinct. Studies out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show bisexual women in particular experience a significantly high prevalence of rape, sexual violence and stalking,” said Katie Sly. “The aim of the Bi Visibility Cabaret is to make bisexual people visible to one another, because being bisexual can often be very isolating, and to make ourselves visible to and heard by other communities. There have been too many moments I’ve been told I don’t exist.”

Videofag is a space dedicated to the creation and exhibition of transgressive performance and new media. The space has played host to a wide range of emerging and established artists including Nina Arsenault, Sky Gilbert, Jennifer Chan, the Fustwurms, Dynasty Handbag, Bridget Moser, Alvis Parsley, Jeremy Bailey, and BAMBITCHELL, to name just a few.

“Videofag is about making the impossible happen, often with very few resources in a very small space. It is a site for radical expression, urgent inquiry, and a confluence of many communities. Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret exemplifies our desire to support a wide range of political, sexual, and artistic expression. And Sly, the brainchild behind the project, is one of Toronto theatre’s great young agent-provocateurs!” said Jordan Tannahill, co-director of Videofag.