Buddies in Bad Times
12 Alexander St
Back for its 45th year, Rhubarb transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists challenging our notions of what art-making and art-watching can be. As Canada’s longest-running new works festival, Rhubarb is the place to encounter the most adventurous ideas in performance and to catch familiar and unfamiliar artists venturing into uncharted territory.
This year’s festival continues to push boundaries with a curated selection of one-of-a-kind presentations. Curated by an Artist Committee including daniel jelani ellis (Obsidian Theatre), Leelee Oluwatyosi Eko Davis (TO Love-In), Ludmylla Reis (Buddies in Bad Times), and Jordan Campbell [STARLIGHT] (xLq, SummerWorks), under the leadership of Rhubarb Artistic Producer Sue Balint, this year’s festival promises to be a celebration of experimentation and queer audacity in the true spirit of Buddies.