Part of our theBUZZ Pride Toronto 2016 coverage.

David Bateman is an internationally recognized performance poet, and last year he co-wrote the music and starred in thirteen public presentations of Brock Hessel’s hit Hamlet In A Hot Tub starring Paul Bellini, Amy J. Lester, plus a host of cameo appearances by notable queer Canadian starlets.

Photo taken by Ben Powless during Nuit Rose Closing Ceremonies, Pride Toronto (2015). L>R David Bateman, Paul Bellini, Brock Hessel, Amy J. Lester. 

David is currently working on his seventh book of poetry, supporting the creative and production of RAID: Operation Soap and preparing paintings for a group show at the Arcadia Art Gallery in Toronto.


Three On The Scene
Paintings by David Bateman, Philip Cairns and Brenda Clews
Arcadia Art Gallery
680 Queen’s Quay West
Reception: Sunday June 5, 2016, 1-6PM

RAID: Operation Soap
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 8PM
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

Pictured above: Brock Hessel eating butter tarts in the closet of David Bateman.

Part of our theBUZZ Pride Toronto 2016 coverage.

About the Author

Raymond Helkio is an author, director and award-winning filmmaker. As a graduate from the Ontario College of Art & Design he cofounded The Reading Salon and is a Canadian Ambassador for the Moral Courage Project. Find him on Facebook.