My Funny Valentine

Developed by Zee Zee Theatre, My Funny Valentine looked at the ripple effect of one small action on the community surrounding that person. In keeping with our mandate of exploring the stories of the marginalized, this show explored the effects of hate and polarization in the wake of a horrible act. Taken from the 2008 headline story of the Lawrence King murder, My Funny Valentine became one of the most acclaimed shows of the season and we are pleased to be bringing it back to the stage.

My Funny Valentine enters the minds of people on the fringes of a murder that will forever affect them and seeks to understand the trajectory of the human impact.

“In a breath, the sole performer of My Funny Valentine is challenged to become an 11-year-old girl, a middle aged woman, a disgruntled father, and more, with each character presenting a complex and varied viewpoint of a heartbreaking true story. It’s a timely piece and an absolute gift to an actor–I feel tremendously lucky.” – Anton Lipovetsky, actor

    • Directed by Cameron Mackenzie
    • Written by Dave Deveau
    • Starring Anton Lipovetsky

Awards & Recognition

Winner: Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Play by an Emerging Playwright

Nominee: Three Jessie Richardson Awards including Outstanding Original Play, Oscar Wilde Award for Best Writing (Dublin, Ireland)

Winner of the Sydney Risk Prize, 2011

Nominated for three Jessie Richardson Awards and the Oscar Wilde Award

One of GayVancouver’s “Top 10 Productions of 2011”

“An exceptionally beautiful piece of work…meticulously scripted characters shot through with contradictions…simply superb.” -Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.