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 filmmaker, and graduate of Ontario College of Art & Design. He currently lives in both Toronto and New York. His most recent play, LEDUC, is now available in paperback.