TRANSFORM: Opening Night Bash
The TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival kicks off with a spectacular Bash!
Thursday, September 23 | 7:30pm
Online Stream / Historic Theatre
Produced by: Queer Based Media
Bashes Film – Director, Cinematographer, Co-Writer, & Co-Editor: Maya Ritchey
Bashes Film – Assistant Director, Co-Writer & Co-Editor: Chris Reed
Bashes Film – Production Assistant: Zaya Sawchyn
Animation by: Brotha Jason
Special Thank You to: the Musqueam Nation and this land’s defenders.
Opening Bash Protocol Video
Festival Protocol Keeper: Quelemia Sparrow
Director: Mily Mumford
Land Acknowledgement: Alec Dan, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Nation and Coastal Wolf Pack
An all IBPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ cast comes together for a completely new form of an opening bash! The films feature a unique blend of dance, poetry, and performances like nothing you’ve seen before, and important dialogue inspired by the message of the TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival. The beauty within the intersections of these artists are paralleled only by the complex and riveting catalog of the festival.
Your Festival. Your Experience.
How will you experience the TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival? Choose the path that works best for you.
Stream all from the comfort of your own home.
Join us for an After Show following the performance! Groove to beats by DJ Kookum, catch interviews with the festival artists and enjoy fabulous performances all hosted by Joyce Rosario and Virago Nation’s Sparkle Plenty.
A new way to cabaret!
Join us for a film screening at TRANSFORM Cabaret Club built on the stage of The Cultch’s Historic Theatre. Each film screening is followed by an in-person party, with beats by DJ Kookum, interviews with artists, and performances, hosted by Joyce Rosario and Virago Nation’s Sparkle Plenty.
Our Community Connects program provides free TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival tickets for families, community groups, artists, and others who might not be able to otherwise experience our shows. If you would like to learn more about how to access Community Connects tickets, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org