Playwright, actor, author and drag performer who has won acclaim for his plays dealing with issues of gender and sexuality, including 1981's Cavafy and 2007's Will The Real J.T. LeRoy Please Stand Up? He has served as the Artistic Director of the The Hammertheatre Company in Hamilton, Ontario.
He was born in Norwich, Connecticut and earned his PhD from the University of Toronto.
He has taught Playwrighting courses at the University of Guelph, where he has also served as the University Chair in Creative Writing and Theatre Studies.
He has been in a relationship with artist Ian Jarvis.
He and fellow author Thomas King have both taught at the University of Guelph.