Born in 1958, Daniel Brooks studied theatre in Toronto, “the Method” in New York, clown in Paris, dance in Buenos Aires, and puppet theatre in Brazil. He performed his own work in Europe and South America, and worked with many theatre companies in Toronto as a writer, director, and actor. He was also the artistic co-director of Toronto’s Augusta Company.
During his career he won the Chalmers Award, The Dora Mavor Moore Award (3 times), the Pauline McGibbon Award, the Edinburgh Fringe First Award, and the Capital Critics Circle Award. He was Nominated in 1992 for a Governor Generals Literary Award and named as a finalist in 2005.