Bent Lens: Pride on Screen
Every part of our city will be drenched in WorldPride this summer, including the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Bent Lens: Pride on Screen comprises nearly two months of screenings, exhibits, and speaking engagements that reflect the broadness of our LGBT community. Check out films under the stars in David Pecaut Square, take in a conversation with Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black, and much more.
This post originally stated that the outdoor screenings of Bent Lens will focus on Derek Jarman and Bruce LaBruce, but that is not the case.
Learn to Write Creative Non-Fiction
Have a ton of ideas but need some help tapping into them? Join local author Donna Kakonge for her workshop Learn to Write Creative Non-Fiction, in partnership with the Toronto Public Library. Take part in discussions, listen to readings, and learn how to craft a well-written story with exercises aimed at unlocking your creativity.
Lemon Bucket Orkestra in St. James Park
Even though it’s June, we still can’t stop talking about how awful winter was. To make up for it, we should spend as much time outdoors as possible this summer. Kick off three months of (hopefully) beautiful weather with a free performance by the Juno-nominated 16-piece folk group Lemon Bucket Orkestra in St. James Park.
A Cockfight Worth Catching
The latest work by prolific playwright Kat Sandler, who generates clever content for indie-company-on-the-rise Theatre Brouhaha, Cockfight follows an unlikely attempt by three foster brothers to obtain a rooster in order to make their fortune in underground cockfighting matches.
Sandler—named one of our “local ladies who make us laugh” in 2013—has often applied her gift for comic dialogue to tragic stories, and in her latest play, the characters are more desperate and downtrodden than ever. This time around, Sandler is also directing, and she has a deft touch for showing off her protagonists’ dramatic strengths—though her supporting character and the lead-up to the brothers’ climactic confrontations are not as well developed.