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Posted: Tuesday March 23, 2010
Daniel MacIvor

Born in Sydney, Cape Breton in 1962, Daniel MacIvor studied theatre at Dalhousie University in Halifax and George Brown College in Toronto. A prolific playwright, dynamic performer, producer and artistic director, MacIvor has been creating original Canadian theatre since 1986 when he founded the highly acclaimed theatre company da da kamera, which has won a Chalmers Award for Innovation in Theatre (1998).

MacIvor is also a successful filmmaker. His projects include the award winning short film The Fairy Who Didn’t Want to Be a Fairy Anymore. His first feature film, Past Perfect (produced by Camelia Frieberg), premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in theatres across Canada in March and April of 2003. He also adapted his Governor General’s Award-nominated stage play Marion Bridge for the screen (directed by Wiebke von Carolsfeld), for which he won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2002 Atlantic Film Festival.

Check out Daniel MacIvor’s blog here.

Awards
Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, Recipient (2010)
Governor General’s Award for Drama, Finalist (2006)
I Still Love You
Governor General’s Award for Drama, Finalist (2005)
Cul-de-sac
Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, Finalist (2005)
Atlantic Film Festival, Best Screenplay (2002)
Marion Bridge
The Village Voice OBIE Award (2001)
In on It
Governor General’s Award for Drama, Finalist (1999)
Marion Bridge
Chalmers New Canadian Play Award, Nominee (1998)
See Bob Run
Chalmers New Canadian Play Award, Nominee (1991)
Never Swim Alone
Chalmers New Canadian Play Award, Nominee (1991)
2-2 Tango
Chalmers New Canadian Play Award (1991)
House
Chalmers New Canadian Play Award (1991)
Here Lies Henry
Chalmers New Canadian Play Award, Nominee (1991)
White Trash, Blue Eyes.



LATEST Daniel MacIvor NEWS

January 2015 : Christina, the Girl King, now the Diva

August 2013 : 500 Talon Ebooks Sold!

August 2013 : Volume Two of Modern Canadian Plays (5th Edition) Has Arrived!

BOOK AWARDS

Marion Bridge

Finalist for the 1999 Governor General’s Literary Award

BOOK AWARDS

Cul-de-sac

Finalist for the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

QUOTES OF NOTE

Marion Bridge

“A compelling and strikingly original theatrical text … It might be MacIvor’s finest work yet.”
Daily News

“An intimate, swiftly moving family drama … a sparkling crisp script, beautifully structured, with snappy, funny lines that dart in and out quickly like swallows, not interrupting the emotional drama of the story.”
Halifax Chronicle-Herald

“This moving drama, which tiptoes toward sentimentality without ever reaching it, is the most surprising play that [MacIvor’s] ever written. When was the last time you saw a drama about three distinct, complex women that had nothing to do with their relationships with men?”
New York Times


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