Bad Time Buddies: Dave Deveau

NOW Digital Residency: Buddies in Bad Times


As part of this month’s Buddies in Bad Times Digital Residency, we’re featuring some of the prominent artists associated with Toronto’s leading LGBTQ cultural destination.


Describe something in the LGBTQ community that inspires you. 

The tremendous diversity and deep sense of home. 

What’s your favourite recent theatre production in Toronto?

Though I live in Vancouver, when I was recently in Toronto I was blown away by Life After by Britta Johnson

How do you celebrate a great show?

With equally great wine.

What are you most looking forward to in the new Buddies in Bad Times season?

I’m thrilled to be coming home to Toronto where my career started with my play My Funny Valentine, which was a hit in Vancouver in 2011 and 2013. Many moons ago I was part of the Buddies youth program, and then in their playwrights unit, so it feels like I’ve come full circle.

What is the best drink (alcoholic or not) in Toronto and where do you get it?

I’ve always been partial to the mango lassis at Gandhi Roti on Queen West.

What was your first professional role in theatre?

When my short play Ugly Girl was part of the Rhubarb Festival!

Name one of your creative peers that everyone should see/hear right now.

Anusree Roy.

What’s next for you in your career?

My latest theatre for young audiences play about transgender kids starts touring Ontario through Roseneath Theatre in March. Oh, and becoming a dad in January!


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