David Oiye is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic University’s film programme. He also has a BA in English literature from the University of Toronto. While he has worked in film, much of Oiye’s career has focused on the stage, as a director, playwright, and administrator. From 1997-1999, Oiye was the Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre Projects in Toronto. He became the Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto in late 1999 and held that position for ten years. His play The Drag Queen That Time Forgot, co-authored with Gordon MacIeracher, premiered in July 1998 at the Toronto Fringe Festival, and was remounted in March 1999 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. In recent years, Oiye has worked with a firm that delivers writing, editing and publishing services.