Playwright-in-Person at Theatre Ontario Festival 2014

David S. Craig

Thursday, May 15
1:30pm to 3:30pm

David_S_CraigDavid S. Craig is one of Canada’s most prolific and successful dramatists.  He has written 29 professionally produced dramatic works including his hit comedy Having Hope at Home and the internationally acclaimed Danny, King of the Basement which has been seen by over half a million people in North America alone.  Other successful plays include Smokescreen, which has been translated into five languages, his award-winning adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s The Fan and his adaptation of Michel Ende’s The Neverending Story, which premiered at the Seattle Children’s Theatre and has had productions all over North America.  His one-man show Napalm the Magnificent was performed extensively over a ten-year period including a commercial run at the John Houseman Theatre in Manhattan.

Mr. Craig’s work has won numerous awards including: The Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production (three times), the Chalmers New Play Award (three times), the Rideau Award, The Canada Council Prize, The Writer’s Guild Prize for Radio Drama and a Geoffrey.  Toronto’s NOW Magazine named Mr. Craig, “One of Canada’s Top Twenty Playwrights.”  He is the Vice-President of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Playwright-in-Person is made possible by a grant from the Playwrights Guild of Canada, funded by the Canada Council.

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