Bad Time Buddies: Bilal Baig

NOW Digital Residency: Buddies in Bad Times

As part of this month’s Buddies in Bad Times Digital Residency, we’re featuring some of the prominent artists associated with Toronto’s leading LGBTQ cultural destination.

Describe something in the LGBTQ community that inspires you. 

Trans, non-binary and genderqueer folks living unapologetically.

What’s your favourite recent theatre production in Toronto?

The Fish Eyes Trilogy at Factory Theatre!

How do you celebrate a great show?

I’ll NEVER stop talking about it.

What are you most looking forward to in the new Buddies in Bad Times season?

Three-way tie between: Calpurnia by Audrey Dwyer, Remount of Black Boys by the Saga Collectif and 2-Spirit Cabaret curated by Michaela Washburn.

What is the best drink (alcoholic or not) in Toronto and where do you get it?

Ginger beer at Miss Things in Parkdale is FUN!

What was your first professional role in theatre?

I was a Passion Player in Outside the March/Sheep No Wool/Convergence Theatre’s production of Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl. I was the wind at one point and a fish. 

Name one of your creative peers that everyone should see/hear right now.

Yolanda Bonnell. Yolanda Bonnell. Yolanda Bonnell. Please remember this name.

What’s next for you in your career?

After Acha Bacha opens, I’ll continue to develop two other plays I’m working on: Khwaja Sera and blue eyes killed him without blinking.

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