Following Prodon through the five stages of acceptance – Denial, Partying, Loss of Control, Religious Conversion and Acceptance – I have AIDS! pops in and out of monologues with Prodon and into scenes with Lady Booty, an outrageous drag queen, Ron, a man who has made AIDS his personal religion and the ever-supportive Vidor, each giving their own advice on how to take the news. A black comedy like no other, I Have AIDS! is a play about gay men who are neither tragic nor sad, and we are led to laugh with them, not at them.
Plays by Sky Gilbert
Poetic and heartfelt, The Mommiad chronicles the relationship between a mother and her son, the ups and downs they shared, and the toll that alcohol and dementia would eventually take on Patricia Tucker Gilbert's life. Intimate and affirming, Sky Gilbert confirms the bond he shared with his mother, both in his own voice and through the voice of his alter ego, Jane. The Mommiad is lyrical and tragic and true, an artist's self-reflection and an endeavour to turn one woman's life into an artistic experience.
Being a teenager is hard, especially if you’re questioning your sexuality and growing up in rural Ontrio in the mid ’90s. Add to that a temperamental, homophobic father and a tenacious love for Madonna, and it’s almost unbearable. Despite it all, Luke loves working on the family farm, and at least he has the support of a group of local outsiders who invite him into their circle.
Sky Gilbert is an accomplished author, actor, filmmaker and drag queen. Born in Connecticut, Sky Gilbert studied theatre at both York University and the University of Toronto before becoming the co-founder and artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 1979.