Daniel Macdonald

Daniel is an award winning playwright and actor as well as a teacher and director. Most recently his play A History of Breathing received its world premiere at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon (Fall 2012). His play Velocity was also produced at Persephone Theatre and won the New Works of Merit playwriting competition in New York and was also part of the Lark Play Development Centre’s Playwrights’ Festival in New York.  MacGregor’s Hard Ice Cream and Gas (Playwrights Canada Press) premiered at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon and has also had productions at Prairie Theatre Exchange, Shadow Theatre and Ship’s Company (Nova Scotia). Pageant premiered at ATP’s National PlayRites Festival and has gone on to productions in Austin, Texas, Fort McMurray, Regina, Saskatoon, and Halifax. He co-wrote, co-directed and acted in the original film series Redemption, SK which was televised on SCN and nominated for an Canadian Independent Series Award. As a teacher Daniel has co-written several plays with and for high school students including Waking, Flock Formations, and Tragedie and once coached his high school improv team to a National improv championship. He was the 2010 recipient of the Enbridge National PlayRites award through Alberta Theatre Projects for his New Work A History of Breathing. He is also a two-time recipient of the City of Regina Writer’s Award, and a two-time recipient of the SMPIA award for acting. He teaches both high school and university classes and recently devised a new work with high school students that was performed at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He lives in Regina.