shopping cart icon

GAYBIES by Dean Bryant

sub1 THEMES: Family, Equality, love


LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: Large Cast Without Doubling
Target Audience
$ 23.95
Donations Tooltip


Gaybies Banner

Screen Shot 2017 03 30 at 11.57.35 am


Hotly political and deeply personal, Gaybies shares the intimate real-life stories of children from same-sex parents, surrogate mums, donor dads, co-parents and guardians.  A funny and moving piece of real-life theatre Dean Bryant’s Gaybies tells the story of children who have grown up with gay parents. Drawn straight from interviews with children aged four to forty, these are authentic accounts of family life told with humour, honesty and wisdom.

Screen Shot 2017 03 30 at 12.00.54 pm


"A play with a healthy brimming heart, not to be missed!" – Stevie Zipper

"Sharp. Well shaped. Fast paced." – Sydney Morning Herald 

"If ever there was an argument for gay marriage, this is it. If ever there was a bevvy of talent as good as this, I would be surprised" - Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre

"Gaybies comes highly recommended first and foremost for its educational value. The best theatre educates and makes you better understand that which isn’t in your direct line of experience. Gaybies is also simply enjoyable theatrical entertainment with funny stories and good acting and lovable characters." - Arts Review

"Timely, relevant, and enjoyable." – Arts Hub

"5 stars. Their stories are endlessly fascinating." – Sydney Scoop



Gaybies was originally commissioned and produced by Midsumma Festival,
premiering at Sumner Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, January 16, 2013.

ISBN: 978 1 925338 39 3

Categories12 button

Absurdist Button

Black Comedy   Button

Cabaret Button

Clowning Button

Comedic Drama Button

Comedy Button

Drama Button

Education Button

Educational Notes Button

Fantasy Button

Farce button

Gothic Drama Button

Historical Drama button

Indigenous Themes button


Musical button

New Vintage button

Physcial Theatre Button

Playlab INdie button

Prose Button

Text book button

Thriller button

Vauderville button

Verbatim button


Facebook Button copy
Twitter Button

Instagram Button


Queensland Government Logo

Playlab is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland     



© 2017 Playlab

PayPal-logo-1-1Aust Post logo