Daniel MacIvor

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Daniel MacIvor was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in 1962. He has written numerous award-winning plays including See Bob Run, A Beautiful ViewMarion Bridge and Bingo! From 1987 to 2007 with producer Sherrie Johnson he ran the successful international touring company da da kamera. There, with long-time collaborator Daniel Brooks, he created the solo plays HouseHere Lies HenryMonsterCul-de-sac and This is What Happens Next. As playwright-in-residence at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre he developed and presented his plays Communion, Was Spring and Cake and Dirt. Tarragon produced his play New Magic Valley Fun Town in 2019 and is currently touring their production beginning this August at Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, ON. Also a filmmaker Daniel has frequently worked with Canadian indie-icon filmmaker Bruce McDonald as a screenwriter on Trigger (written for actors Molly Parker and Tracy Wright), the Canadian Screen Award winning Weirdos and the upcoming Vic & Doc & Duke Go To The Store. Currently based in Toronto Daniel maintains deep connection with Nova Scotia having often worked with Mulgrave Road Theatre in Guysborough and frequently collaborating with Kazan Co-op in Halifax. Recently Daniel wrote the libretto for Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian presented by the Canadian Opera Company, and currently he and producer Marcie Januska run reWork Productions a touring and development company responsible for the solo plays Who Killed Spalding Gray? and Let’s Run Away and the upcoming documentary feature Everything Is Real Nothing Is True. Daniel first came to Stratford a dozen years ago on a Playwrights Retreat and then returned to develop and workshop his play His Greatness with actors Richard Monette, Geordie Johnson and Allan Hawco. In 2012 his play The Best Brothers was presented at the Studio Theatre as part of Stratford’s season, directed by Dean Gabourie and dramaturged by the late/great inimitable Iris Turcott.