Dramaturges, Adaptors, Translators

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Daniel MacIvor

Stratford debut: Playwright of The Best Brothers. Hamilton Best in The Best Brothers. Daniel MacIvor was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1962. He is a stalwart of the Canadian theatre scene, having written and directed numerous award-winning productions, including See Bob Run, Wild Abandon, This Is a Play, The Soldier Dreams, You Are Here, How It Works, A Beautiful View, Communion and Bingo! His work has been translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, German and Japanese. From 1987 to 2007, with Sherrie Johnson, he ran da da kamera, a respected international touring company that brought his work to Israel, the Netherlands, Australia, the U.K. and extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. With longtime collaborator Daniel Brooks, he created the solo performances House, Here Lies Henry, Monster, Cul-de-sac and This is What Happens Next. Daniel won a GLAAD Award and a Village Voice Obie Award in 2002 for his play In On It, which was presented at PS 122 in New York. His play Marion Bridge received its Off-Broadway première in New York in October 2005. In 2006, Daniel received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for his collection of plays I Still Love You. In 2007 his play His Greatness won the Jessie Richardson Award for Best New Play in Vancouver, and in 2008 he was awarded the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. His play Arigato, Tokyo is part of Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 2012-2013 season, with Brendan Healey as director, and His Greatness is being translated for the Quebec stage by Michel Tremblay. Currently he is a playwright-in-residence at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. He divides his time between Toronto and Avondale, Nova Scotia. For additional information and to check out his weblog, please visit 

Meet Daniel MacIvor at Meet the Festival on Friday, August 17.