Call for Submissions

Native Earth in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announce an open call for submissions for performers to take part in the third annual

2-Spirit Cabaret

The 2-Spirit Cabaret is an evening celebrating 2-Spirit, Queer and Trans-identified Indigenous Artists through music, dance, spoken word, drag, performance art, poetry and comedy. Hosted and curated by award-winning 2-Spirit theatre artist Michaela Washburn, the third edition of the 2-Spirit Cabaret will be presented on Friday November 16, 2018, in the Chamber (mainspace) at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, as part of Native Earth’s 31st Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival.


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.

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
[email protected]

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

Header image features Michaela Washburn, photo by Tanja Tiziana