Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A performance showcase like no other. Where the spotlight shines bright on Spectrum LGBTTQQ2SIA performance artists of COLOUR!
For a second consecutive year, Colour Me DRAGG is part of the Buddies In Bad Times Theatre Queer Pride festival. Colour Me DRAGG was also chosen to be this year's Buddies Queer Pride brochure feature! Pick yourself up a copy and see all the fabulous photos of some of y...our favourite performers!
ALL AGES . ALL AGES . ALL AGES . ALL AGES .
DAINTY BOX and LALI MOHAMED (Deviant Productions*)
HOUSE OF PINK LADY
ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company
Takami Spears and the Uncuts
...and that's just a taste! We're talking over 20 acts, and you'll still be left wanting more!
Colour Me DRAGG also welcomes performances by
Buttah (Vancouver, BC)
Jackie Fontaine (Brooklyn, NY)
Mo Willis (NYC)
We will be raising funds for
The Transformative Justice Learning to Action Group
Ticket prices are
$20 - VIP Seated - purchase includes gift bag ($5 donation to group)
$12 - Seated ($2 donation to group)
$6 - General Admission/Standing ($1 donation to group)
>ALL SHOWCASE TICKETS INCLUDE ENTRY TO AFTERPARTY<
All tickets available through
The Buddies Box Office
The Colour Me DRAGG Ticket Delivery Service
Chase and Milo de Milo
(MORE INFO TO COME!)
$12 Seated tickets available at
The Baldwin Cafe
180 Baldwin Street (Kensington market)
*Deviant Productions is an alternative media collective that advances social justice through its video reportage. Too often, particular communities are overlooked by the mainstream media. By pointing a lens at marginalized communities, Deviant Productions hopes to celebrate and document the very diversity that makes Toronto the city it is.
For the first time, Colour Me DRAGG will dance and party late into the night with all of y'all as we introduce a new edition to our events, the official Afterparty! And we're bringing it HARD!
Party time 11pm-2am+
19+ ID REQUIRED. 19+ ID REQUIRED . 19+ ID REQUIRED .
Hosted by BKLYN BOIHOOD!!!!
DJ Sebastian from bklyn boihood mixin' it up all night long!
BKLYN BOIHOOD MERCH WILL BE ON SALE AS WELL!
Spread the word...this event will kickstart your Pride JUST RIGHT!
Part of Queer Pride 2011 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre presents
QUEER PRIDE 2011
A Festival for the Community
June 13 – July 3, 2011
Festival Sponsor: TD Bank Group
Queer Media Partner: XTRA
Buddies After Hours Sponsor: Cruiseline
For three weeks, Buddies throws open its doors for a joyous celebration of our diverse queer community. We welcome queers who crave adventures beyond the expected, artists who refuse to conform and communities who will not allow themselves to be silenced. On the Buddies’ stage, you will find a stellar line-up of some of Toronto’s most exciting queer entertainers, while Buddies After Hours offers up the most outrageous clubbing in the village.
Box Office 416-975-8555
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 20 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
99 Sudbury Street (King Street W. & Sudbury)
COLOUR ME DRAGG HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ONE OF NINE CONTESTANTS (COMMUNITY ARTS GROUPS/INDIVIDUALS/ENTREPENEURS) FOR THE 2010 ARTREACH PITCH CONTEST! IN OUR CATEGORY WE WILL BE ONE OF THREE COMMUNITY ARTS GROUPS UP FOR THE GRAND PRIZE.
THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A $5,000 PRIZE GRANT BUT INCREDIBLE THIRD AND SECOND PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IN EACH CATEGORY TOO, SO WE'LL ALL BE WINNERS!
WITH $5,000 COLOUR ME DRAGG WOULD EXPAND GTA-WIDE, CREAT...E ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS, AND BUILD A STRONG ONLINE PRESENCE WITH A BRAND NEW WEBSITE!
IN FEBRUARY 2011 COLOUR ME DRAGG WILL BE CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF QTPOC PERFORMANCE ART, AND WITH $5,000 WE CAN AND WILL GO BIG OR GO HOME! :D
SO HERE'S WHERE WE NEED YOU!
THE PITCH CONTEST WILL BE ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 99 SUDBURY STREET (KING ST. W. & SUDBURY) AT 7PM AND WE NEED AS MANY OF YOU OUT THERE TO CHEER US ON!
THE COLOUR ME DRAGG TEAM SET TO REPRESENT WILL BE: AFI BROWNE, CHASE TAM, GABI RODRIGUEZ, MILO DE MILO, AND OLIVYA CHIN!
WE NEED TO SHOW THE PANEL OF JUDGES AND TORONTO, THE INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT WE'VE CREATED! WE NEED TO SHOW EVERYONE WHAT THE POWER OF FRIENDS, FAMILY, ALLIES AND SOLIDARITY LOOKS LIKE!
COME IN COSTUME! CREATE BRIGHT AND GLITTERY "I ♥ CMD" SIGNS! MAKE SURE TO SCREAM AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS! WE WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN! :D
WE'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK IF ANY OF YOU WOULD BE SO INCLINED TO WRITE A LITTLE BLURB ON THIS EVENT WALL ABOUT WHAT COLOUR ME DRAGG MEANS TO YOU/YOUR COMMUNITY/TORONTO! WE'D LOVE TO USE YOUR WORDS AS INSPIRATION AND THROUGHOUT OUR PRESENTATION ON THE DAY OF!
THANK YOU SO MUCH COLOUR ME DRAGG FAMILY! SENDING OUT SO MUCH LOVE! HOPE TO SEE AS MANY AS YOUR LOVELY FACES AS POSSIBLE ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
COLOUR ME DRAGG: Silence This!
Saturday, June 26
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre: THE CHAMBER!!!!!!!!!
Colour Me Dragg is back!!! and once again we're bringing you a jam-packed, one-of-a-kind drag and burlesque celebration of queer solidarity in diversity.
Featuring performances by indigenous, aboriginal and people of colour in what's going to be our biggest event to date!
Hosted by Dainty Box and Kim Katrin Crosby.
Featuring performances by:
ILL NA NA, Olivya Chin, Luka, Chromatically Correct, Sheesha YaDil, Sue Shi, Mackenzie, Chase Lo, Sammy Samosa, Take Me Spears & the Masarap Girls , plus more!
Also featuring a reading from his first book "God Loves Hair"
by Vivek Shraya (vivekshraya.com)
...AND a special CMD group act performance!
...AND AND all the way from COLOUMBUS, OHIO..."For Dem Ladies"!
We will also have the honour of projecting a special installation created through the Hispanic Development Council:
6 Photo-Video Short Documentaries
by Latin American Queer/
women, their visibility
and invisibility in Toronto
Buy your Advance Tickets now! Available at Buddies Box Office.
$15 - For general seating and for every ticket $1 will be donated.
$25 "VIP" Tickets - front area seating, $4 will be donated and you also get an amazing "Support Queer Toronto" gift bag valued at $100 that includes illustrations, cds and merchandise from local artists and local businesses donated by Elisha Lim, Syrus, LAL, Tovaco Productions, Good for Her, and DJs Blackcat, Quinces, and Nik Red!
AND FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY and while supplies last, Milo will be doing his famous ticket run all over the city to get you $10 GENERAL SEATING TICKETS! WE HAVE NOW INCLUDED A BLOCK OF VIP TICKETS AT $20! This offer is only available through this special ticket run! These will go fast so e-mail us at email@example.com to have Milo meet you!
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Partial Proceeds will be donated in solidarity to QuAIA and Blockorama
For more info and updates visit colourmedragg.blogspot.com
For more info about Buddies's Queer Pride Festival and the Box office:
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre presents
Queer Pride Festival 2010
June 17 – July 4, 2010
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Box Office: 416-975-8555
follow us: yyzbuddies.blogspot.com or twitter @ yyzbuddies
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Get all your lucky charms out for a fun filled Granny Boots night of B-I-N-G-O, C-M-D style!
Date: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: the Gladstone Melody Bar
Prizes & giveaways all night long! $2 per bingo card but NO cover charge!!
With performances by your producers of Colour Me Dragg; Dainty Box, Sammy Samosa, Milo de Milo, Chase, & Trickee!
Also, be the first to get your hands on advance tickets for Colour Me Dragg: Silence This! A Buddies Queer Pride Festival 2010 Showcase happening on Saturday June 26th. More exciting info will be announced at BINGO night!
All ages welcome. 19+ I.D. required at bar and after 10pm.
The Gladstone is accessible, please contact us in advance for any special needs and/or requests.
*Colour Me Dragg is a Toronto based variety show that brings together drag, burlesque and other queer and trans performers who are indigenous, aboriginal and/or of colour.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
COLOUR ME DRAGG: SILENCE THIS! - Buddies Queer Pride Festival 2010
This is a shout out, a call out to all the magnificent Queer indigenous, aboriginal, POC (People of Colour) PERFORMERS of Toronto and the world!
CMD is now an official event at the Buddies QUEER PRIDE Fe...stival this year and this time we're hitting THE CHAMBER stage! That's right folks, WE'RE MOVIN' ON UP! It's bigger and fully equipped to better showcase your awesome talents.
And get this, this event takes place on a SATURDAY! Saturday June 26th, 7pm-10pm.
We have 10 performance spots to fill, so sign up will be on a first come first serve basis. SO GET YOUR INFO IN ASAP!!! (contact info below). Now, if you can't make the Buddies show, we will have spots on the BLOCKARAMA and PRIDE DRAG stages during the following weekend, so we do have a few more spots to fill at our other events.
Because of the limited amount of spots available this year and because of all the b-shit happening with Pride this year, we want to be even louder and even bigger this year, SO! We would like to encourage as many performers to collaborate this year and come up with amazing GROUP ACTS!! Collaborating and sharing with your fellow performers is a truly rewarding experience!
If you are a stage virgin but would really love to perform, or you have never performed in a group before, please let us know and we will connect folks with those who’d like to form a group performance.
LASTLY, we are putting out another call out for those who would be interested in doing a group number to represent Colour Me Dragg at a VERY SPECIAL PRIDE EVENT (TBA). This act would also be performed at CMD: Silence This at Buddies.
So that's that!! Here's how to sign up:
1. Head over to colourmedragg.blogspot.com and fill out our PERFORMER SIGN UP FORM or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. In the subject line include : CMD JUNE 26 PERFORMER SIGN UP
3. Let us know if you are going solo, already have a group, or want to join a group.
We'll then get in contact with you to get all the details we need to get this show started!
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT, COLOUR ME DRAGG COULDN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT YOU!
Can't wait to hear from you!
Your biggest fans,
The Colour Me Dragg Production Team
Saturday, January 2, 2010
thank you for coming out and showing your support for toronto's queer performers of colour community !! we raised a whole wad of cash for TEA and TIT from your raffle ticket purchases. Please keep checking back here for updates and future shows from colour me dragg!
also, click here to view photos from the show taken by Tania Anderson:
also, click here to view photos from the show taken by Tania Anderson: