Daniel MacIvor

Daniel is a playwright/actor/director/screenwriter originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and currently dividing his time between Toronto and Halifax.  For twenty years Daniel ran da da kamera an international touring company that brought his work extensively through Canada and the US and to Israel, Norway, Holland, Australia and throughout the UK. Daniel has written numerous award-winning theatre productions including See Bob RunA Beautiful View,  His Greatness, The Best Brothers and his work has been translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, German and Japanese.  With Daniel Brooks he created the solo shows HouseHere Lies HenryMonsterCul-de-sac , This Is What Happens Next and Who Killed Spalding Gray?.  Daniel received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for his collection of plays I Still Love You and in 2008 he was awarded the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre.  He is also the recipient of an Obie Award and a GLAAD Award for his play In On It. He was formerly a playwright in residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto where his plays How It Works, Communion, Was Spring and Cake and Dirt were produced. As a screenwriter his first script was for the Genie Award winning short The Fairy Who Didn’t Want to be a Fairy Anymore directed by Laurie Lynd. As a writer/director he has helmed Past Perfect and Wilby Wonderful -which won the Audience Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain – and he is the writer of Marion Bridge (based on his play) for Weibke Von Carolsfeld,  Whole New Thing for Amnon Buchbinder and for Bruce McDonald he wrote Trigger and Weirdos, which recently won him a Canadian Screen Award for screenwriting. Daniel is currently writing the libretto for Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company, and recently he was in residence at Banff Centre working on a new solo show It Could Have Been Worse and he is in the early stages of a new play in development at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto called New Magic Valley Fun Town.

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