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 Boy, Tiny Replicas, My Funny Valentine (winner of the Sydney J. Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Play by an Emerging Playwright, nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award and an Oscar Wilde Award), Lowest Common Denominator, Elbow Room Café: The Musical (with Anton Lipovetsky), and Dead People’s Things. His first three plays for young audiences were all commissioned and premiered with Green Thumb Theatre, and have subsequently continued into other productions: Out in the Open, tagged (Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination), and Celestial Being (Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nomination). He is devoted to developing intelligent, theatrical plays for young people that foster conversation. In total, his plays have been nominated for twenty-one Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, four Ovation Awards, and four Dora Mavor Moore Awards. When not creating plays, he is performing for audiences of all ages and spectrums under the name Peach Cobblah, and raising his beautiful son with his husband Cameron.
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