Partner Ian Jarvis
University of Toronto, King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, Canada
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4, Canada
Schuyler Lee (Sky) Gilbert Jr. (born December 20, 1952) is a Canadian writer, actor, academic and drag performer. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, he studied theatre at York University in Toronto, Ontario, and at the University of Toronto, before becoming the co-founder and artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times, a Toronto theatre company dedicated to LGBT drama. His drag name is Jane. Gilbert also teaches a course on playwrighting at the University of Guelph.
Although primarily a playwright, Gilbert has also published novels, poetry and an autobiography. His works deal with issues of gender and sexuality. Many of Gilbert's works are produced at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. He has also been a regular columnist for Toronto's eye weekly.
Gilbert holds the University Chair in Creative Writing and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.
Gilbert is artistic director of The Hammertheatre Company, founded in January 2007, a company devoted to theatre research in Hamilton, Ontario. The theatre is at the old Ancient Order of Foresters building in the James Street North neighbourhood, a center of Hamilton's art scene.
Gilbert has been living in Hamilton since 2004 with his partner, artist Ian Jarvis.