Sky Gilbert

Novelist, poet, filmmaker, director, actor, and drag queen extraordinaire... Sky Gilbert is one of Canada’s most controversial artistic forces. He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for 18 years. In 1997 Sky Gilbert left Buddies to have more time for creative pursuits. At Buddies, Gilbert wrote and directed his own hit plays including THE DRESSING GOWN (published by the Playwright’s Union 1989) and PLAYMURDER (published by Blizzard in 1995). Sky started making films in 1990 and has written/directed/produced three films which have played at film festivals around the world including Hong Kong, London, San Francisco, LA and Melbourne. Sky has published 5 novels—most recently Brother Dumb (2007 ECW Press) which was described by Canada’s Quill and Quire as “a well paced and provocative book that sets itself an enormous creative challenge.” Sky is also an Assistant Professor in The School of English and Theatre Studies at Guelph University. In 2005 Sky received his PhD from the University of Toronto, and in 2006 he was honoured to be named University Research Chair in Creative Writing and Theatre Studies at Guelph. 

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