QPC logo by Francesca Chudnoff
QPC logo by Francesca Chudnoff

Queer Performance Camp

February 1 – 18, 2023 

A collaboration between Studio 303, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines. Queer Performance Camp aims to create new ways to connect, grow and build community, while supporting the development of queer artists through workshops, gatherings and shows. Intentionally nestled into the dead of winter, QPC brings love, light, and queer self-care to a cold and dark time of year.

Our guest curators are once again Justin de Luna and Winnie Ho, who are offering their first ever in-person edition of QPC!

With the support of the Caisse Desjardins de la Culture and the Festival TransAmériques, as part of FTA Respirations.


Price : $20 (or a little extra, in solidarity) – Includes access to all the gatherings *

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Opening Party: Karaoke + Puzzles  
Friday, February 3rd – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Temple for Queers
Saturday, February 11th – 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No One Writes Alone
February 13 to 16th – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Queerness in Performance, table talks
Friday, February 17th – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Queer Wisdom
CANCELLED – Saturday, February 18th – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Queer Collective Residency *
Not open to the public


B. Solomon : Ancient Awakenings and Technologies
Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, 2023 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
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Gabriel Dharmoo: Vocal Exploration
Feb. 6 to 10, 2023 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Aisha Sasha John : Waters
Feb. 13 to 17, 2023 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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FATHERMOTHER (Kezia Waters & Jordan Brown) : BLACK MOON
Feb. 1 + 2, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. @ La Chapelle
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Vivek Shraya : How to Fail as a Popstar
Feb. 6 + 7 + 8, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. @ La Chapelle
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Ivo Dimchev HALAL
Feb. 6 + 7, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. @ MAI
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HercuSleaze + Bijuriya + Manny Dingo + Miami Minx + Phoenix Inana + Uncle Marly + Ad’horrible + Jaqq Strapp + La Roseline + Kajol + Korra AnarchKey : the queerdo love cabaret
Feb. 16, 2023  – 8 p.m. @ MAI
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Bijuriya + BiG SiSSY : cosmic drag-pop double feature
Feb. 17, 2023  – 8 p.m. @ MAI
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Mother Raven Louboutin The Future Lovers Kiki Ball
Feb. 16, 2023  – 9:30 p.m. @ MAI
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Opening Party: Karaoke + Puzzles  | Friday, February 3rd – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m

You are invited to an evening of Karaoke + Puzzles. Join us for a cozy and exciting evening! A bar and snacks will be available. Arrive before 9 p.m., as building’s doors (Le Belgo) will be closed. 

A place to gather. A poem.

To love.

Rihanna once said,
We Found Love in a Hopeless place.

She also said,
Shine Bright like a Diamond.
Though I think technically Sia wrote that one.

Maybe we could swing from the Chandelier?

Oh no, I don’t like that one.
My favourite is Titanium.

You shoot me down, but I won’t fall.
I am titanium.

Yes. Titanium.
Not lithium, like in your battery.

How much battery life do you have?

Are you reading this on your phone?
What are your socials?

This is a real social network.

Add me as a friend?
Do you follow me?
I, I follow. I follow you. Deep sea baby.

Are we rolling in the deep yet?

I find solace in Adele’s new song Easy on Me.
Maybe Xavier Dolan might make an appearance.

Why are there so many love songs?

And to love.
To break bread.

Maybe to Eat…Pray…Love?

No, this isn’t a Julia Roberts movie.
Though maybe this is a novel about finding yourself.

Or perhaps an audiobook?
No…a podcast.
One that you would listen to in the tub.


Listen like the Beyoncé ballad.
…the one from the Dreamgirls movie.

Yes friends.
Let’s dream.

Whenever, wherever.

Temple for Queers | Saturday, February 11th – 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An event structured with facilitations throughout the day. Each facilitation offering a container for queers and queer artists to move through a physical experience, both individually and together, inspired by a spiritual lens and/or practice from an invited guest initiator. The artists are encouraged to weave their own practices, reflections, and curiosities into the fabric of the experience, centering their personal interests, desires, pleasures, and joys, however queer or traditional they may be, as an offering of a frame or conduit for participants to pass through as individuals and through being together in space.

Working themes: activities related to the ideas of hope/meditative states/transformations/transmitting (allowing something to pass from person to person or space), whether for the personal, the artistic and/or the spiritual.

10:30 a.m. | Come early, grab a hot drink, chat stretch !

☆ 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Queer Theatre for the Sacred… Manual devotion edition | Lari Jalbert & Naomi Moon

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch break !

☆ 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Reflective Scores Toward a Third | Melek & Miranda

☆ 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Tapping in | Cosmique Tea aka Toni Fowler

☆ 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Ancestral YUM | Jessica Lieu

No One Writes Alone | February 13 to 16th – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

It is winter, and the writer has been getting stuck. The writer has been trying to write while alone, unmoving, in a small room. The writer is forgetting how to move the words from the interior to the exterior. The writer is forgetting how to move between rooms, and between texts. The writer needs other people in order to begin again, differently. 

In his queer sci fi epic, Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany writes: “You meet a new person, you go with him and suddenly you get a whole new city…you go down new streets, you see houses you never saw before, pass places you didn’t even know were there. Everything changes.” 

No One Writes Alone invites visitors into the writer’s tiny city of queer texts, in an attempt to bringing newness into the writing space. Participants will interact with a selection of books from the writer’s own library, facilitated by a series of writing prompts. The prompts aim to encourage movement—physically within the space of gallery, as well as between the provided texts, and between the participants and the texts. Anyone can participate by perusing the books, or responding to the prompts, or generating their own prompts, or leaving their writing in the space, or taking their writing home with them. Books, prompts, and various writing materials will be provided in the space, along with the writer. Participants are welcome to chat with the writer, who will be present, of course, attempting to write. 

Facilitated by H Felix Chau Bradley, a writer and editor, living in Tiohtià:ke(Montreal). They are the author of the short story collection Personal Attention Roleplay, and the poetry chapbook Automatic Object Lessons. They are an editor at This Magazine and Le Sigh, and the host of Strange Futures, a speculative fiction book club.


Queerness in Performance, a Round Table | February 17th – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Our hope for this event is to investigate queerness in performance. What is queer art? And who can name their work as queer? We’ve been cooking up this event in light of our reflections on the current art economy. Seeing queerness and queer-identity being reduced as a ‘trend’ or a sort-of social commodity, a currency in which to name one’s work as queer, one can gain a kind-of capitalistic value. This has become a troubling issue for us hence the creation of this event. We hope that it can serve as a host for queer artists to have these conversations.

The set-up: several different tables spread out around the studio, each with an instigator and a question/reflection/opinion that they might have re: queer performance. The conversations will be fluid, open-format but contained or motivated by the instigators activation. Conversations can be in your preferred language. And guests have agency over choosing which conversations they would like to listen in on or participate in.  

Our instigators are : Arnaud Rochefort-Allie, Dani Carter, Aisha Sasha John and Michael Toppings. 


CANCELLED – Queer Wisdom | Saturday, February 18th – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Unfortunately this event was cancelled – hope you can use the time for some self care <3

What came before, what’s happening now, and what’s coming next. 

Taking the shape of an intergenerational conversation between two queer artists, Queer Wisdom places itself at the intersection of linear material time and the nonlinearity of wisdom. Queer Wisdom will host oral storytelling and the sharing of transgenerational insight; all in the name of hope and resilience for queers at large. Po B.K. Lomami will be hosting this conversation with Deanna Bowen.

This activity is supported by the Simone de Beauvoir Institute.

 Queer Collective Residency | Not open to the public 

Studio 303 invites four local queer artists into its space for a collective residency. Coming together as individuals or as their own small-scale collectives, invitees are prompted to work in proximity to one another, treating the studio as a coworking space. There is no requirement for collaboration amongst the artists, however Studio 303 welcomes their respective practices to coexist in a shared, communal environment. Our hope is to provide fertile grounds for fruitful exchange and the emergence of new working relationships.

Resident artists are : Joliz Dela Pena, Mycelium, Dani Carter, and Kuntiana