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Daniel Brooks

Daniel Brooks is one of Canada’s most accomplished theatre makers. As a writer, director, and performer he has collaborated with some of the country’s finest talents in producing a body of daring and original work. His many achievements include a series of monologues created with Daniel MacIvor, direction of work by John Mighton, Samuel Beckett, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Sophocles, Jorge Borges, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the musical The Drowsy Chaperone, and many creations including Insomnia, The Eco Show, The Good Life, The Noam Chomsky Lectures, Bigger Than Jesus, Pokey Jones, The Full Light of Day, and a series of plays created with Don McKellar and Tracy Wright (Augusta Company). His work has toured across Canada and around the world. He was co-artistic director of the Augusta Company, artistic director of Necessary Angel from 2003–2012, and an associate artist at Soulpepper Theatre. He was also a playwright-in-residence at the Tarragon Theatre for seven years. He was recently the Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor at the University of Toronto. His many awards in the theatre include the Siminovitch Prize. He teaches regularly and has had a significant impact on theatre artists across Canada. He is currently writing Other People, a play about cancer, madness, theatre, and death.

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