Dave Deveau (Play Writing)
Dave Deveau investigates queer themes in plays that speak to a broad audience. Plays include: My Funny Valentine (Sydney Risk Award, Jessie Nomination), Tiny Replicas (Neanderthal Arts Festival, Playwrights Theatre Centre), Homecoming King (a musical with James Coomber at Neanderthal Arts Festival) and Nelly Boy (Zee Zee Theatre). Dave has written the libretti for two short operas for Toronto’s Tapestry New Opera Works and is currently working on a new short opera with composer James Coomber about the plight of gays in Ghana that will premiere in May. He has worked extensively as a dramturg, most recently for Studio 58’s Risky Nights play What A Drag! as well as with Deb Williams on the development of her latest play. A graduate of UBC’s MFA Creative Writing program, his thesis play Map of the West was shortlisted in both the Herman Voaden Competition as well as Tarragon Theatre’s RBC National Playwriting Competition. Dave is the Managing Director of Zee Zee Theatre. Upcoming: he is currently working on the screen adaptation of his play Tiny Replicas which has been optioned for a feature, he is in rehearsals for the December production of La Cage Aux Folles at the Vancouver Playhouse, his play Out in the Open is touring through Green Thumb Theatre, and his latest play Lowest Common Denominator will premiere in the spring through Zee Zee Theatre.