Alec Butler

From: Hustling Verse


Lost Fingers



Alec Butler

Alec Butler is a Toronto-based Two-Spirit trans masculine nonbinary playwright, video-maker, performer, and director/curator who was brought up on Cape Breton Island as Audrey. “Lost Fingers” was saved from the fire where they burned most of the dozens of poems they wrote as a queer youth in the early 1970s. Butler is best known for critically acclaimed plays such as Black Friday?, which was published in Lesbian Plays: Coming of Age in Canada in 2006 and nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Drama (English). Alec has contributed articles to Unwatchable, a collection of articles by filmmakers, visual artists, and scholars; Queers Were Here; and the award-nominated collection Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer. Alec is pursuing Indigenous Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.