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As an award-winning writer, Dave Deveau investigates queer themes that speak to a broad audience. His work has been produced across North America and in Europe. He is the Playwright in Residence for Vancouver’s Zee Zee Theatre who produced his plays Nelly BoyTiny Replicas, the critically-acclaimed My Funny Valentine (Sydney Risk Prize, Jessie Nomination, Oscar Wilde Nomination – Dublin), Lowest Common DenominatorElbow Room Café: The Musical (with Anton Lipovetsky), Dead People’s Things and Holiday at the Elbow Room Café. He is deeply devoted to developing intelligent, theatrical plays for young people that foster conversation. His plays for young audiences include Out in the Opentagged (Dora nomination) and Celestial Being (Jessie Nomination) for Green Thumb Theatre and Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls (Dora nomination) for Roseneath Theatre. He is currently working on commissions for Zee Zee Theatre, Arts Club, Carousel Theatre for Young People and Nashville Children’s Theatre. In total, his plays have been nominated for 21 Jessie Awards, 4 Ovation Awards and 4 Dora Awards.  He is published in Scirocco’s Fierce anthology and his first book called CISSY: Three Gender Plays is published by Talonbooks.

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  • Dave was recently included in Xtra’s Top 30 Under 30 and OUTtv’s Queers of the Year
  • 2014 recipient of the Pride Legacy Award for Art
  • Dave’s plays to date have been nominated for 20 Jessie Richardson Awards.
  • Dave’s screenplay ‘Us in Nine Months’   (based on his play ‘Tiny Replicas’) won the Harold Greenberg Award at the Canadian Film Festival

With 'My Funny Valentine', Deveau proves himself once again as a playwright on the rise.

Mark Robins, GayVancouver

There are points in this premiere of 'My Funny Valentine' when emerging playwright Dave Deveau and sole performer Kyle Cameron are so in the groove artistically that, on opening night, the beauty of their talent reduced me to tears.

Georgia StraightColin Thomas

(Praise for 'My Funny Valentine') An exceptionally beautiful piece of work…meticulously scripted characters shot through with contradictions…simply superb.

Vancouver CourierJo Ledingham

The characters in 'My Funny Valentine' were compelling and nuanced. Their distances from the action allowed what could have been a straightforward real-life horror story to unfold like a murder mystery, a whydunit where the answer will never make any sense

Vancouver SunMark Leiren-Young

The sheer vigour and inventiveness of the writing is bracing, and 'Lowest Common Denominator' is an excellent argument accelerant.

Georgia StraightColin Thomas