Sunny Drake is a playwright, theatre creator and performer. His theatre works have been presented in 80 venues in 55 cities across Canada, Australia, the US, and Europe, bringing transformative and inventive work to a wide range of audiences from elderly ladies in regional theatres to queers in underground warehouses. Touring highlights include: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto), San Francisco International Arts Festival, Espace Libre (Montreal), Northern Arts & Cultural Centre (Yellowknife & Fort Smith), Brisbane Powerhouse (Australia), Nuovo Cinema Palazzo (Rome), The Basement Theatre (Brighton, UK), and three times in the USA National Queer Arts Festival. His plays have been translated into 4 languages: French, Spanish, German and Italian. He has been in residence with numerous companies including the Stratford Playwrights Retreat (2018), Theatre Passe Muraille (2018/19), Nightswimming (2018), Factory Theatre (2017), Yaddo (New York, 2018), Playwrights Theatre Centre’s WrightSpace (2016), and the National Arts Centre’s Collaborations. In 2019 he will be in residence at The Arctic Circle (onboard a tall ship in the high arctic), Djerassi (California) and Klaustrid (Iceland). He currently has six new theatre works in various stages of development. Sunny was the Director of the Emerging Creators Unit at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre from 2015-2018. He was born and grown in Australia and has lived in Toronto since 2011. / Interested in: Climate Change, Social Engagement


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