Daniel MacIvor

Represented by: Pam Winter

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Daniel MacIvor is a playwright, performer, and filmmaker who divides his time between Toronto and Nova Scotia. He has been the recipient of a Governor General’s Literary Award, the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, a New York Obie Award and a GLAAD Award, and from 1987 to 2007 with producer Sherrie Johnson he ran the successful international touring company da da kamera.   His plays include Never Swim Alone, In On It, His Greatness and The Best Brothers and have been translated into French, German, Czech, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese.  He has worked on commissions for the Wexner Centre at the University of Ohio (A Beautiful View), the National Theatre School of Canada (You Are Here),  Mulgrave Road Theatre (Marion Bridge), the Canadian Opera Company where he wrote the libretto for Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian, and the Stratford Festival where he continues to develop Walker Rhodes a new musical with Steven Page.  Daniel’s most fruitful partnership has been with director Daniel Brooks with whom he created seven solo performances for international touring.  Most recently with producer Marcie Januska Daniel has been running Toronto-based reWork Productions developing new theatre and film, and he is the creative consultant for venerable queer media company Pink Triangle Press creating new media that encourages allyship and advocacy.

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THEATRE (SELECTED CREDITS)
NEW MAGIC VALLEY FUN TOWN Writer/Performer Prairie Theatre Exchange and Tarragon Theatre
CAKE AND DIRT Writer Tarragon
SMALL THINGS Writer Prairie Theatre Exchange
ARIGATO, TOKYO Writer Buddies in Bad Times; Dir: Brendan Healy
THE BEST BROTHERS Writer/Performer Stratford Festival; Dir: Dean Gabourie
WAS SPRING Writer/Director Tarragon Theatre
BINGO! Writer/Director Mulgrave Road Theatre/PTE; Dir: John Cooper
HIS GREATNESS**** Writer Arts Club Theatre; Dir: Linda Moore/
iART Productions; Dir: Ed Roy
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Writer/Performer Necessary Angel; Dir: Daniel Brooks
COMMUNION Writer/Director Tarragon
HOW IT WORKS Writer/Director Mulgrave Road Theatre/Tarragon Theatre
A BEAUTIFUL VIEW Writer/Director da da kamera/Wexner Center/GCTC/Usine C/Public Theatre
CUL-DE-SAC Writer/Performer (Leonard) da da kamera (International tour); Dir: Daniel Brooks
MARION BRIDGE Writer/Director Mulgrave Road Theatre
IN ON IT* Writer/Performer/
Director (This One)
da da kamera (International tour)
YOU ARE HERE Writer/Director da da kamera/National Theatre School/Theatre Passe Muraille
MONSTER Writer/Performer (Adam) da da kamera (International tour); Dir: Daniel Brooks
THE SOLDIER DREAMS Writer/Performer/
Co-Director (David)
da da kamera/Canadian Stage; Co-Dir: Daniel Brooks
HERE LIES HENRY** Writer/Performer (Henry) da da kamera (International tour); Dir: Daniel Brooks
NEVER SWIM ALONE Writer/Performer (Bill) Theatre Passe Muraille/da da kamera/Platform 9; Dir: Ken MacDougall
THE LORCA PLAY Co-writer/Performer/
Co-Director
da da kamera/The Augusta Company; Co-Dir: Daniel Brooks
THIS IS A PLAY Writer/Performer (Young Man) The Fringe Festival of Toronto; Dir: Ken MacDougall
HOUSE*** Writer/Performer (Victor) Factory Studio/da da kamera (International tour); Dir: Daniel Brooks
*Village Voice OBIE Award, GLAAD Award
**Winner Edinburgh Fringe First, Chalmers New Canadian Play Award
***Winner of Chalmers New Canadian Play Award
****Winner Best New Play Jessie Award, Vancouver
FEATURE FILM
WEIRDOS* Writer Holdfast Pictures/Lithium Studios/Shadow Shows
THE LAST DINNER PARTY Writer Shadow Shows Inc.
*Canadian Screen Award Winner, Best Original Screenplay
 
OTHER CREDITS
Artistic director of da da kamera 1987-2007
Winner of the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre 2008
Winner of the Governor General’s Award 2006 for “I Still Love You: Five Plays”
Published plays: THE SOLDIER DREAMS; HERE LIES HENRY; HOUSE; WILD ABANDON; SEE BOB RUN; 2-2-TANGO; NEVER SWIM ALONE; THIS IS A PLAY; MARION BRIDGE; IN ON IT; MONSTER; YOU ARE HERE; CUL-DE-SAC; HOW IT WORKS; I STILL LOVE YOU: Five Plays; HIS GREATNESS; ONE VOICE: Two Plays; BINGO!
 
FILM AND TELEVISION (SELECTED CREDITS)
HUNTING SEASON PP (The Psychiatrist) Echo Park Entertainment; Dir: Keith Samples
TRIGGER Screenwriter New Real Films; Dir: Bruce McDonald
WHOLE NEW THING* Co-screenwriter (with Amon Buchbinder), PP (Don) Prods: Camelia Frieberg/Kelly Bray; Associate Prod: Daniel MacIvor
WILBY WONDERFUL Screenwriter, Director, PP (Stan) Prods: Camelia Frieberg/Sherrie Johnson
MARION BRIDGE** Screenwriter Sienna Films/Idlewood; Dir: Wiebke von Carolsfeld
PAST PERFECT Screenwriter/Director/PP (Cecil) Executive Prod: IMX Communications; Prod: Camelia Frieberg; Associate Prod: Sherrie Johnson
THE FIVE SENSES Story Editor/PP (Robert) Five Senses/Camelia Frieberg; Dir: Jeremy Podeswa
UNTIL I HEAR Writer/Director/PP (Rob) Prod: Sherrie Johnson
TWITCH CITY PP (Nathan) Shadowland; Dir: Bruce MacDonald
PERMISSION Screenwriter/Director/
Producer
Walter Pictures/da da kamera/Karen Lee Hall
HOUSE Co-Screenwriter/PP (Victor) CFC/Water Pictures/Karen Lee Hall; Dir: Laurie Lynd
ECLIPSE Story Editor/PP (Jim) Fire Dog Films/Karen Lee Hall; Dir: Jeremy Podeswa
WAKE UP, JERK OFF Screenwriter/Director/PP da da kamera/Sandy Kaplansky
THE FAIRY WHO DIDN’T WANT TO BE A FAIRY ANYMORE*** Writer/PP CFC; Dir: Laurie Lynd
*Audience Favorite LA Outfest, Best Performance Atlantic  Film Festival
**Nominated best adapted screenplay Genie Award
***Winner best short film Genie Award

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