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Sunny Drake

Creator and Podcast Host

Sunny's inventive and award-winning theatre works have been presented in over 60 cities across the world and translated into 6 languages. His wide range of audiences have spanned international arts festivals goers, queers in underground warehouses and seniors in regional theatres. Sunny was selected to write the 2019 World Theatre Day message for Canada. He was awarded the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize 2019 for having a significant impact on performing arts in Ontario.

Last year, his comedy, EVERY LITTLE NOOKIE, premiered at the Stratford Festival, and won a national Canadian comedy award. In 2021, he launched a digital adaptation of his project CHILD-ish, where adults speak children’s exact words. It was presented by Soulpepper, Stratford Festival, Oakville Centre for the Arts, the Shadbolt and Prairie Theatre Exchange. Delayed by COVID, the live production premieres next year in Vancouver. In 2020, Downstage premiered his comedy, MEN EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS, which was described by the Calgary Herald as “an instant Canadian classic”. He adapted it into a 3-episode audio series in 2021 and it had a second production in 2022 with Zee Zee Theatre in Vancouver.

Sunny is also a proud trans artist.