Spend 69 seconds with Vancouver writer and performer Dave Deveau, who appears next as his alter-ego Peach Cobblah in Tucked and Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag History on Stage.
01Your first job.
In a pet store … cleaning cages. Gross.
02The job you wanted as a child.
To be a writer … who knew that would work out!?
03One word your best friend would use to describe you.
I think my best friend would call me ridiculous, which speaks to the quality of friend I keep.
04Your biggest pet peeve.
Improper use of grammar. And spelling mistakes, particularly in menus!
05Your biggest indulgence.
Long hot baths.
06Complete this sentence: I first kissed a boy…
… in high school, and it was as good as I’d hoped.
07One thing no one knows about you.
I turned down at TV series to do my undergraduate degree in theatre/playwriting.
08The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
Paper, a pen, and my fiance.
09Favourite stage play.
Fortune and Men’s Eyes by John Herbert, and the entire canon of work by Michel Tremblay – characters pop up again and again and you can trace their family histories.
MEET Dave deveau
Dave Deveau is a playwright, librettist, screenwriter, dramaturg, and songwriter.
His work includes the musical Homecoming King, the award winning My Funny Valentine, Tiny Replicas, Courte Forme, Nelly Boy, Rest in Peace & Unfamiliar, and Map of the West.
He has worked extensively as a dramaturg and in a collective model, he has created the Toronto Fringe shows Rule of Thumb and an undershirt, as well as Twenty Minute Drag School with his husband’s alter-ego Isolde N. Barron. He is the 2010 recipient of the Vancouver Gordon Armstrong Playwrights’ Rent Award and the recipient of the Sydney Risk Prize at the 2010 Jessie Richardson Awards for outstanding original script by an emerging playwright for his play My Funny Valentine.
As an actor he is most noted for his work in the TV series Are You Afraid of the Dark? He holds a BFA in Devised Theatre from York University and an MFA in Playwriting from UBC.
Dave is the Managing Director of Zee Zee Theatre.