Bryden MacDonald

Bryden MacDonald is a playwright, director, actor and teacher. His published plays are Whale Riding Weather, The Weekend Healer, Divinity Bash/nine lives, With Bated Breath, and Odd Ducks.

He’s created and directed theatrical interpretations of the words and music of Leonard Cohen (“Sincerely a Friend”), Carol Pope & Rough Trade (“Shaking the Foundations”), and Joni Mitchell (“When All the Slaves Are Free”).

He has coached students at the National Theatre School of Canada and McGill University. He’s been in residence at Factory Theatre; The National Theatre School; Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal; Mulgrave Road; Neptune Theatre; The Stratford Festival and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

Bryden lives in Halifax.

Odd Ducks

Short-listed 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

With Bated Breath

Short-listed 2011 Lambda Literary Awards (Drama)

Short-listed Winner of 5 MECCA Awards, including for Best Text

Whale Riding Weather

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama