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Author Daniel MacIvor on his latest play, His Greatness

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Published on Oct 9, 2008

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Xtra's arts and entertainment editor Gordon Bowness caught up with author Daniel MacIvor at this years Writing Outside the Margins Queer Literary Festival. Bowness asked MacIvor about his work, how his sexuality factors into his art and his latest play, His Greatness.Daniel MacIvor has been creating new theatre since 1986. He was for 20 years artistic director of da da kamera, an international touring company based in Toronto which he ran with Sherrie Johnson. His published work includes See Bob Run, Never Swim Alone, You Are Here, In On It, How It Works and I Still Love You: Five Plays which won the Governor Generals Award for Drama in 2006. With Daniel Brooks he created the solo shows House, Here Lies Henry, Monster and Cul-de-sac. He received an Obie and a GLAAD Award for his play In On It which was presented at PS122 in Sep 2001. Also a filmmaker, he has written and directed the feature films Past Perfect and Wilby Wonderful and co-wrote and stars in Whole New Thing. He was recently Playwright in Residence at the Banff Playwrights Colony where he was developing his new play Communion and is developing a screenplay for Bruce McDonald called 45s. He is represented by Thomas Pearson at ICM Talent. Check out Daniels blog at danielmacivor.com.

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