by Justin Haley


Queer Pride has been roaring over at Buddies this past month with lots of great shows and talent blazing through the doors. Beautiful to know though that there are lots more to come over Pride Week in Toronto -- so check out the lineup by clicking HERE!

We here at eap are heading to Buddies tomorrow for the much anticipated, TRUTH/DARE: A Satire (with Dance). We are mighty excited about this one and encourage all of you to check it out!

 Press Release: 

  TRUTH/DARE: A Satire (with Dance), created by Salvatore Antonio and Adamo Ruggiero, takes over Tallulah’s Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for two special performances during Pride week: Wednesday June 26  & Thursday 27, 2013 at 8pm. Join a motley crew of performers as they breathe life and laughter into the transcript of the 1991 documentary that followed the Material Girl on her Blond Ambition Tour.

TRUTH/DARE is a live staged reading performed by a cast of notable Toronto artists and aficionados, combining memorable text from the film, original video, choreographed dance and the infectious music from the Blond Ambition tour. Much like the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the spirit of TRUTH/DARE is one where the audience is invited to dress up in their finest early ‘90s street wear, echo their favourite lines, and join the cast in dancing to the music of the era. The Queen of Pop demands: ‘Dance, sing, get up and do your thing!’

After a successful public workshop of TRUTH/DARE at the experimental art space Videofag in December 2012, Antonio and Ruggiero have further developed the project specifically for Buddies’ Pride Week festival. Joining Salvatore and Adamo on stage is an exciting cast of both emerging and established talent from various artistic backgrounds including: Gavin CrawfordSharron MatthewsDamien Atkins, Keith ColeTerrence Bryant, Sebastien Heins, with dancer-choreographer Paul Charbonneau and dancer Roney Lewis, plus a few surprise cameo appearances along the way. As a part of the show, there will also be a screening of an originalTruth/Dare short film; cinematography by Sam Pryse-Phillips.

More than an uproarious, sweaty night on the dancefloor, TRUTH/DARE sheds light on the many layers of fame, ego, and the power of fandom. Revealing not only the icon, but the woman behind the icon, and the many behind her. It is a night that gives us permission to laugh at the glorious pretensions of her celebrity, and at ourselves for being still enamoured by it - even moved by it – over twenty years later.



Created by Salvatore Antonio and Adamo Ruggiero

Presented as part of Queer Pride 2013 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4

Wednesday June 26  & Thursday 27, 2013

Doors open at 7:30pm, performance begins at 8:00pm

Tickets $15 advance / $20 door