Category Archives: 2019/2020 Season

2-Spirit Cabaret Call for Submissions

in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Native Earth and Buddies partner once again to bring back another exciting evening of the 2-Spirit Cabaret as part of Weesageechak Begins to Dance 32. A celebration of the strength, beauty, and talent of queer and 2-Spirit Indigenous people, the Cabaret features music, dance, drag, performance art, spoken word, poetry and comedy curated by award-winning 2-Spirit theatre artist Michaela Washburn.

Sold-out for three years in a row, the fourth edition of the Cabaret will be held on Saturday November 16, 2019 at The Chamber, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Please submit a one-page Letter of Interest describing your proposed performance piece (5-10 minutes in length) and connection to 2-Spirit and/or queer / trans experience or identity.

Please also include with your submission:

  • Name, Address, Phone number, Email address;
  • High resolution headshot in JPG, PNG or EPS format;
  • 100 word bio;
  • Your Indigenous identity and/or Nation;
  • A writing sample (up to 5 pages) or video (up to 5 minutes) for the proposed piece.

About: The 32nd annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival is a celebration of new works and works in development produced by Native Earth Performing Arts, Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. Each November, Native Earth selects dance, theatre and interdisciplinary works reflecting Indigenous performing arts in Canada and internationally, and provide development support and a workshop production during the two-week festival. In order for a submission to be eligible, the primary artist(s) must identify as Indigenous.

Learn more about the 2-Spirit Cabaret here, and Weesageechak festival here.

Please submit your Letter of Interest and the required support material by mail or email:

Native Earth Performing Arts
#250 – 585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON
M5A 2B7
festival@nativeearth.ca

For questions related to the 2-Spirit Cabaret submission process, please call 416-531-1402.

Click here to download the PDF.


See 2-Spirit Cabaret 2018 Line-Up

Photos by Dahlia Katz


See 2-Spirit Cabaret 2017 Line-Up

Photos by Jake Jamieson


See 2-Spirit Cabaret 2016 Line-Up

Photos by Connie Tsang


Native Earth and Buddies

Header image features Michaela Washburn, photo by Tanja Tiziana

Ways to Save

Here are ways you can save to see some of our 2019/20 shows:


THEATRE PACKAGE: 2 SHOWS FOR $45*
Includes one ticket to each of the following productions:
This Is How We Got Here by Keith Barker 
Sir John A by Drew Hayden Taylor

*Regular single tickets are $25-$30. Price include HST.


DANCE PACKAGE: 2 SHOWS FOR $45*
Includes one ticket to each of the following productions:
Omaagomaan by Waawaate Fobister
Maggie & Me: A Healing Dance by Christine Friday

*Regular single tickets are $25-$30. Price include HST.


SEASON BUNDLE: 4 SHOWS FOR $80*
Includes one ticket to each of the following productions:
This Is How We Got Here by Keith Barker 
Omaagomaan by Waawaate Fobister
Maggie & Me: A Healing Dance by Christine Friday

Sir John A by Drew Hayden Taylor

*Regular single tickets are $25-$30. Price include HST.


ADD WEESAGEECHAK 32 FESTIVAL PASS FOR $50**!
Full W32 artist line-up will be announced in August 1, 2019.
**Festival Pass is available until October 20, 2019. Regular price is $60. Price include HST. We will send out an email in September 2019 with the full festival schedule.


Please Note: We will send out an email in Fall 2020 with the full show times for you to choose which dates you would like to attend. 

ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2019.