Bryden MacDonald

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

MacDonald has 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 taught and coached students at the National Theatre School of Canada and McGill University, served as resident dramaturge at Playwrights Workshop Montréal, and was the mentoring director for Imago Theatre’s Inaugural Directors’ Gym.

He has conducted workshops and has been an artist-in-residence, as well as a guest artist at a number of theatres and festivals across the country, including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Factory Theatre, and Neptune Theatre. He has sat on juries at the Canada Council for the Arts and has been a member of the board of directors for the Québec Drama Federation.

Odd Ducks

Short-listed 2015 Governor General's Award (Drama)