Project Profile:

Cabaret Commons

Website: http://www.cabaretcommons.org/ (note: website under renovation and relaunching in Fall 2021)

Description: The Cabaret Commons is a work-in-progress gathering place for trans- feminist and queer artists, activists, audiences and researchers. Here we bring together work being made using what we see as cross-platform cabaret methods—variety, risk, fabulosity, especially in the face of a flop, glamour, gutter, glitter, refraction, incompletion, sharing fame and resources, explosive literality, experimentation, subtle charm, kindness, bitchiness, amateurism, vulnerability, trust, mutual support, practice, improvization, genius, flare, ritual and urgency on stages, in the streets and online.

Contributors:

  • T.L. Cowan, Assistant Professor, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough and iSchool, University of Toronto
  • Jasmine Rault, Assistant Professor, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough and iSchool, University of Toronto

Funders: SSHRC

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