Pirate Tails Pride Performance. Live & Online

This family-friendly circus performance reimagines the childhood tropes of the pirate and the siren through lenses of Queerness and Disability. Join this high-flying hoop duo for some under the sea shenanigans. 

On Friday, June 25th 2021 join us at 6pm online for a YouTube premiere of the act, presented with audio description and open captions—with transcripts available in Word and PDF versions.  The same act, without visual description, will stream directly afterward in the presentation. The digital presentation will be available to stream all week long on YouTube!

On Saturday, July 3rd 2021 two outdoor live presentations of the act will take place. 

12PM Allen Gardens + 3PM Regent Park (Sumach-Shuter Parkette)

Click here for our Facebook event (updates and creation process photos)

In the event of rain, park popups will be moved to July 4th. Check back here for the update!

Access info: 

Digital Act:

The digital act is created with audio description and open captions—with transcripts available in Word and PDF versions. The same act, without visual description, will stream directly afterward in the same presentation. The digital presentation will be available to stream all weekend long!

Park Popups: 

As much as possible, we will try to position the show so that it can be viewed from shaded spaces and both grassy and paved terrain. 

We ask that the audience respect public health recommendations and practice physical distancing and masking as appropriate. We will have volunteers present to assist with this if necessary.

Both performances are intended to be relaxed. Please feel free to cheer, stim, move around, tend to your needs, and come and go as you please. 

Allen Gardens:

There is a paved pathway that enters in and out of the park.

Sidewalks and pathways surrounding and within the park are wide, all with sloped curbs. 

Public washroom: A portable in the parking lot beside the playground.  Not gendered, not wheelchair accessible.

Regent Park: Sumach-Shuter Parkette

Sidewalks and pathways surrounding and within the park are wide, all with sloped curbs. 

Pam McConnell Aquatic Centre is down the street and has indoor bathrooms. There are gendered stall bathrooms as well as a single-user bathroom with grab bars and an automatic door. There are also lots of businesses nearby with bathrooms.

It Takes a Village:

We extend our deepest gratitude to the wonderful team of humans who is making this possible.

Artists: Erin Ball- Pirate (she/her) & Jayeden W– Mermaid (she/her)

Presented as part of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s Pride in Place Programming.

Videographer: Olya Glotka

Coaching from: Meaghan Wegg

Poster by: Andra Ragusila

Dramaturge Consult: Anthony Yu

Audio Description: Becky Gold

Captions by: Closed Captions Services

Production Manager: Charissa Wilcox Flying Solo TO

Land Acknowledgment:

Our gathering will be situated upon the traditional territories of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinabeg, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River. As well as the contemporary home to many Indigenous nations. 

This territory is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant—an agreement between the Anishinabeg and Haudenosaunee allied nations to peaceably share and care for the lands around the Great Lakes. By living, working, and gathering on these lands, we are responsible for taking from and caring for them responsibly. This includes ongoing reconciliation work with the traditional and contemporary caretakers of this land.

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