69 seconds with … Daniel MacIvor

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Spend 69 seconds with writer, director and filmmaker, Daniel MacIvor.

MEET daniel macivor

Daniel MacIvorDaniel MacIvor is originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and currently lives in Toronto.

From 1987 to 2007 he ran da da kamera, a respected international touring company that brought his work to Australia,Israel, Europe, the UK, and extensively throughout Canada and the United States.

Daniel has written and directed numerous award‐winning theatre productions and his work has been translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, German and Japanese.

Daniel received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama in 2006 for his collection of plays I Still Love You.

Also a filmmaker, he is the writer of the feature films Marion Bridge and House, the co‐writer of Whole New Thing and the writer/director of Past Perfect and Wilby Wonderful.

In 2007 Daniel won the Jessie Award for Best New Play for His Greatness, produced at the Arts Club. In 2008 he was awarded the Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize for Theatre.

He is currently playwright‐in‐residence at Tarragon Theatre where he recently directed his play Communion in Marchand in May and his solo show This Is What Happens Next was recently presented by Necessary Angel at Canadian Stage Theatre in Toronto.

01Your first job.
Junior Bell Boy at the Isle Royale Hotel in Sydney, Cape Breton.

02The job you wanted as a child.
Grade 5: Psychiatrist. Grade 7: Architect.

03Favourite stage play.
Radio Rooster Says That’s Bad by Darren O’Donnell

04One word your best friend would use to describe you.

05Complete this question – I first kissed a boy at…
… the base of the CJCB TV tower in Sydney, Cape Breton.

06Your ideal vacation.
Costa Rica.

07The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
An iPod, a boat and a motor.

08The name of the last book you read.
Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey

09 Your hero.
Tie between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and David Suzuki.

10 The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
A seawall walk.

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