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

Sunny's most ambitious project yet, CLIMATE CHANGE & OTHER SMALL TALK is a constellation of creative works, starting with a season of nine short audio dramas written by nine playwrights from across the world. The shorts will delve into the human forces and stories which shape our responses to climate change.  In the pilot episode, a couple leaves outraged product reviews on Amazon while their home fills with flood water. A group of climate justice leaders from around the world will collaborate with playwrights on the works. The season will be presented by festivals, theatres, and grassroots groups around the world, either digitally or in live/digital fusions.

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Men Express Their Feelings

Men Express Their Feelings

A comedy about hockey, culture and relationships. Two dads and their sons are sequestered to a hockey rink dressing room to sort out a critical situation. Amidst a series of wild misunderstandings and ridiculous antics, these guys get to know each other and themselves a whole lot better, while redefining what it means to WIN. After it's premiere in Calgary as a live play in 2020, MEN EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS is now becoming a constellation of creative works including a 3 episode audio drama - listen below now! Zee Zee Theatre (Vancouver) is also producing their own production in March 2022.

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Men Express Their Feelings

"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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World premiere at Stratford Festival 2022
November 24, 2021

World premiere at Stratford Festival 2022

My new comedy, Every Little Nookie, premiers in 2022 at Canada's largest theatre festival!
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