Daniel MacIvor

Daniel MacIvor is a playwright/actor/director/screenwriter originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and currently dividing his time between Toronto and Halifax. Daniel has written numerous award-winning theatre productions including See Bob RunA Beautiful View, His Greatness, The Best Brothers and with Daniel Brooks he created the solo shows HouseHere Lies HenryMonsterCul-de-sacThis 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. As a screenwriter/director, he has helmed Past Perfect and Wilby Wonderful and he is the writer of Marion Bridge (based on his play), 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 he is in the early stages of a new play in development at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto New Magic Valley Fun Town.