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Winston Christopher Kam

Winston Christopher Kam was born in Trinidad of Chinese descent. Several of his plays have been performed on stage or on the radio, and he has published short stories in anthologies including Many-Mouthed Birds, and, Strike the Wok. Kam lives in Canada. His influences are Chinese, Caribbean, and Canadian. “Bachelor-Man” was first performed in the mid 1980s.

Anthology (Drama)

“Bachelor-Man.” In Love + Relasianships: A Collection of Contemporary Asian-Canadian Drama. Volume 1, ed. Nina Lee Aquino. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2009, 55-110.

PS8309 .A75 L68 2009

Selected Criticism and Interpretation

Chao, Lien. “Bachelor-Man: “A Silence Crying Out to be Broken” in Canadian Theatre.” Chap. in her Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English. Toronto: TSAR, 1997, 66-87.
PS8089.5 .C47 C52 1997


Goellnicht, Donald. “Kai-Dai: Staging Queer Subjectivity in Winston Christopher Kam’s Bachelor-Man.” In Asian Canadian Theatre, ed. Nina Lee Aquino and Ric Knowles. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2011, 223-235.
PS8089.5 .A8 A835 2011


Yoon, Jean. “Chinese Theatre in Canada: The Bigger Picture.” Canadian Theatre Review 110 (2002), 5-11.

reprinted in
“Ethnic,” Multicultural, and Intercultural Theatre, ed. Ric Knowles and Ingrid Mündel. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2009, 94-105.
PN2301 .E85 2009