2-Spirit Cabaret 2016

in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Friday November 11, 2016
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Native Earth Performing Arts proudly partners with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre to present the inaugural 2-Spirit Cabaret. 

Hosted by poet and activist Gwen Benaway and featuring DJ Ariel, the 2-Spirit Cabaret will include performances and spoken word by 2-Spirit, Queer and Trans-identified Indigenous artists from across Canada and around the world.

The 2-Spirit Cabaret is sponsored by PrideTO and the TD Bank Group.  More details available in our press release.

Cherish Violet Blood is an actor, storyteller, comedian, activist and Blackfoot woman. Graduate of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, she has performed all over North America. Select credits include: Material Witness (Spiderwoman Theater/The Red House), Making Treaty 7 (The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society), Maria Gets A New Life (Summerworks).

Giles/Gwen (Mitikomis) Benaway (Anishinaabe/Tsagli/Métis) is of Odawa/Potawatomi, Cherokee, European, and Métis descent. Born and raised in Huron County, she currently lives in Toronto and spends her time working on a young adult novel about a teenaged gay Aboriginal werewolf with Asperger’s Syndrome.

J Miko Thomas is a Chickasaw writer, musician, activist and performance artist. As the drag performance artist Landa Lakes, she founded two drag performance groups that have contributed to the San Francisco art and political scene: the Two-Spirit Native American drag troupe, the Brush Arbor Gurlz, and the legendary House of Glitter.

Miss Ellaneous is an original Darwin Diva! Beginning her fabulous glittery journey in 2002, Miss Ellaneous (also known as MissE) has had an extensive career on and off the stage, preforming extensively throughout Australia and Internationally including the UK and Indonesia. She is CEO of Miss Ellaneous Entertainment and co-owner of Party Passport.

Smith Purdy is a Mi’Kmaq Métis from Kespu’kwitk district, otherwise known as Sou’West Nova Scotia, currently living in Toronto. They are a writer, performer, and Walker with several years experience in theatre, film, and puppetry, and a diploma in acting for film and television.

Thrasher is a trained dancer and aerialist. George Brown College graduate in dance, trained on silks, hip hop, jazz, ballet, modern and bellydance, she has danced professionally for eight years in Toronto, branching out into the cabaret and burlesque world in 2010. She teaches children at Artists Play Dance.

Friday November 11 | Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Doors 9:00 PM | Show 10:00 PM | DJ @ 11:30 PM
Tickets $15 | Included in $60 Festival Pass