Sunny Drake
Writer. Creator. Producer.

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Adults speak children’s exact words about love, life, and the world in this fresh verbatim work. Drawn from interviews with over 40 whip-smart and brutally honest children, a dynamite adult cast allows an adult audience to hear kids’ ideas and experiences anew. The results are surprising, hilarious, and moving.

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Climate Change & Other Small Talk

Climate Change & Other Small Talk

Audio Series

A couple leaves outraged product reviews on Amazon while their home fills with flood water. A ship's passengers have their attention systematically hijacked into re-enacting the Titanic's "I'm Flying" scene instead of attending to their sinking ship… CLIMATE CHANGE & OTHER SMALL TALK is a season of short audio plays written by playwrights across the world in collaboration with Sunny Drake about the absurdness of our lives with climate chaos as a backdrop–and the bigger forces shaping our responses to climate change.

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Climate Change & Other Small Talk
Men Express Their Feelings Live show

Men Express Their Feelings Live show

A comedy about culture, hockey, relationships and sex. Two dads and their sons are sequestered to a hockey rink locker room to sort out a misunderstanding. In this comedic exploration of men’s emotional literacy, intimacy, and power, these fathers and sons get to know each other and themselves a whole lot better, while redefining what it means to WIN. MEN EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS started as a play, and is now becoming a constellation of creative works including an upcoming audio play in 3 episodes (launching fall 2021).

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Men Express Their Feelings Live show

"One of Canada's brightest playwrights"

- Broadway World
Canada

“Theatrically sophisticated and accomplished"

- RealTime
Australia

“Dazzling, unique, creative and innovative”

- Calgary Sun
Canada

AboutSunny

Sunny's award-winning and inventive theatre works have been presented in over 60 cities across the world and translated into 4 languages. His wide range of audiences have spanned international arts festivals, queers in underground warehouses, elderly ladies in regional theatres and young people in drop-in centres.

Photo credit: Luis Mora. Thanks to the Metcalf Foundation.

“Stories are the foundation of everything, including what we think is possible for ourselves and our planet. I aim to unmask the stories that keep us small and create new ones to call us into a different future”

- Sunny Drake

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CHILD-ish: The Interview
May 30, 2021

CHILD-ish: The Interview

Sunny speaks about his latest constellation of creative works.
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