Meet the author: Sky Gilbert
Get to know the author of the newly published play It's All Tru as well as The Mommiad, St. Francis of Millbrook, I Have AIDS!, Drag Queens in Outer Space, Drag Queens on Trial, and Suzie Goo: Private Secretary in these six short questions!
Describe yourself in one sentence.
A big old teddy bear with attention deficit disorder.
What’s something unique about you or something that you like to do?
Omg. I like to have sex with strangers.
What are some of your favourite plays?
Titus Andronicus (directing it now). Private Lives. A Spurt of Blood.
What’s something you’ve discovered during the pandemic?
I don’t like to be told what to do. At all. It drives me NUTS.
What are you reading these days?
I’m reading all of the novels of Elizabeth von Arnim that I can get my hands on (Have one? Can I borrow it….)
What’s something that makes you laugh?
Any attempt to have a calm, rational, difference of opinion these days about Black Lives Matter or COVID-19.
Learn more about Sky:
Sky Gilbert is a writer, theatre director, and drag queen extraordinaire. He was the founding artistic director (1979 to 1997) of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre—one of the world’s longest-running gay and lesbian theatres. There is a street in Toronto named after him—Sky Gilbert Lane (you can google it!). He has had more than forty plays produced and has written seven critically acclaimed novels and three poetry collections. He has received three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Pauline McGibbon Award, and the Silver Ticket Award. His latest novel, Sad Old Faggot (ECW Press), was critically acclaimed. His book Shakespeare Beyond Science: When Poetry was the World will be published by Guernica Editions in the fall. He lives in Hamilton.