Dave Carley

Represented by: Pam Winter


Stage Plays

The Last Liberal: (2004) Premiering at Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa, Spring 2005.

Test Drive: (2002) Premiered August 2004 at the Blyth Festival

Al Purdy at the Quinte Hotel: (2003) Premiered July, 2004 at the Regent Theatre, Picton, Ontario.

Orchidelirium: (2001) Premiere: Factory Theatre, Toronto, 2003. (Theatre Voce and Pea Green Productions.) International premiere: New York City, 2004. Publication: Scirocco, 2004. Nominee: Three DORA nominations including Best Play.

The Edible Woman: (2000) Dramatization of the Margaret Atwood novel. Premiere: Theatre on the Grand, Fergus, 2000. International Premiere: Women at Play, Columbus Ohio, 2004. Publication: Scirocco, 2002.

Walking on Water: (1999) Premiere: Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg, 2000. Publication: Signature Editions, 2001.

Big Box: (1998) Premiere: Blyth Festival, Blyth, 1999.

Two Ships Passing: (1997) Premiere: Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton, 1998. International premiere: Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of Plays, Pittsburgh PA, 1998. Publication: Simon & Pierre, 1999.

A View From The Roof: (1995) Based on the stories of Helen Weinzweig. Premiere: Summerworks Festival, Toronto, 1995. Full-length premiere: Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, 1996. International premiere: Barrington Stage Company, Great Barrington MA, 1998. Publication: Playwrights Canada Press, 1997. Finalist: Chalmers Canadian Play Award. Citation: Boston Critics’ “Top Ten Plays of 1998”.

Into: (1993) Premiere: Fringe of Toronto Festival, 1993. Full length premiere: Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto, 1994. International premiere: Actors Centre, Perth, Australia, 1996. Publication: Playwrights Canada Press, 1993. Finalist: Chalmers Canadian Play Award. Nominee: DORA Award, Outstanding New Play.

After You: (1993) Premiere: Alberta Theatre Projects, 1994, as “Kawartha”. Revised and premiered at New Stages, Peterborough, 1998. Publication: Scirocco Press, 1995.

Taking Liberties: (1991) Premiere: Vancouver Fringe Festival, 1992. International Premiere: TNC Festival, New York City, NY 1993. Publication: Playwrights Canada Press, 1993. Television: Bravo! Spoken Word series, 1996. Finalist: Chalmers Canadian Play Award. Best of Festival Citation: Summerworks, 1994.

Writing With Our Feet: (1990) Premiere: Theatre Terra Nova, Hamilton, 1990. International premiere: Burbage Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1994. Publication: Blizzard Press, 1992. Finalist: Governor General’s Award for Drama, 1992. Finalist: Chalmers Canadian Play Award.

Midnight Madness: (1988) Premiere: Muskoka Festival/Arbor/Tarragon theatres, 1988. Publication: Summerhill Press, 1989.

Plays for Young Audiences

Hedges: (1985) Premiere: Merrickville Century Theatre, Merrickville, 1985. Internat’l premiere: Faith & Trust Company, Princeton NJ, 1987. Publication: Playwrights Canada Press in “Six Canadian Plays”, 1992. Also, in “Cues and Entrances (Gage) and “Atlantic Reader” (Prentice-Hall) and the Oxford Children’s Anthology. Winner: Creative Peacemaking Award, 1985.

Radio Plays

The Final Hour: (2004) Premiering at the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, June 2004

Temples in the Sand: (2002) Ten minute monologue commissioned for CBC’s September 11 commemoration. Broadcast Fall 2002.

Test Drive: (2001) Sunday Showcase, Monday Night Playhouse and Monday Playbill (CBC). Winner: Bronze Medal, The New York International Radio Festival, 2002. Broadcast Fall 2001.

Memoirs of Montparnasse: (1999) Dramatization of John Glassco’s autobiography. Sunday Showcase, Monday Night Playhouse and Monday Playbill (CBC). Broadcast CBC, Fall 2000.

Big Box: (1997). Sunday Showcase and Monday Night Playhouse, 1998. Official CBC entry: New York International Radio Festival and Winner, Best Play/Production.

Losing Paradise: (1996) Co-production with BBC and Australia BC, written with Paige Gibbs and Rob Gittens. Broadcast in England, Australia and Canada, 1997. Winner: Gold Medal, Best Drama Special, New York International Festival. Shortlisted: Grand Prize: New York International festival, 1997.

Selected Play Awards and Residencies

Bronze and Gold Medals – New York International Radio Festival: Test Drive, Big Box and Losing Paradise

Arthur Miller Playwriting Award – University of Michigan, 2000

Playwright in Residence – Barrington Stage Company, 1999

Playwright in Residence – The Stratford Festival, 1997

Finalist: Governor General’s Award for Drama: Writing With Our Feet

Finalist: Chalmers Canadian Playwriting Award: Writing With Our Feet, Taking Liberties, Into and A View From The Roof

Finalist: DORA Awards, Best Play: Writing With Our Feet, Into and Orchidelirium

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