Practical Playwriting with Daniel MacIvor

A Talk and Pitch Session at Ottawa Little Theatre

Always wanted to be a playwright? Have an idea for a script and want some feedback? How about getting advice from the internationally renowned playwright, actor, film director and screenwriter Daniel MacIvor?

Yes, you can.

image003 (1)MacIvor is the playwright behind Ottawa Little Theatre’s latest production, Marion Bridge, which runs from March 22 to April 8 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees March 26 and April 2.

As part of the play’s run, Ottawa Little Theatre is offering this unique opportunity Saturday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m.

Sign up to hear Daniel MacIvor’s take on practical playwriting. Afterwards, up to 10 people will have the opportunity to pitch their play idea and get a public dramaturgy session from the man himself.

Tickets are $35 or $50 for the talk plus a ticket to Marion Bridge at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are available online or through the box office. For more information visit or call the box office at 613-233-8948.

Marion Bridge is McIvor’s moving Governor General’s Award-nominated comic drama about three adult sisters who return home to Nova Scotia to be with their dying mother. As individuals, each of the three sisters—Agnes, Theresa and Louise—is trying to cope with unhappiness and loneliness. Agnes is an alcoholic actor. Theresa is a nun who farms. Louise, the youngest, fills her time with television. In coming together, they confront the past, each other and themselves in a powerful story about family and self-awareness.

ABOUT Daniel MacIvor:

A playwright, director, actor and artistic director of da da kamera from 1987 to 2007, Daniel’s work has toured extensively internationally and in Canada. His plays include You Are HereIn On It, A Beautiful View, Marion Bridge and the solo shows House, Here Lies HenryMonster, and Cul-de-sac. From 2007 to 2015 he was playwright-in-residence at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto where his plays How It Works, Communion, Was Spring, Cake and Dirt and The Best Brothers were produced. As a playwright his work has been translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, German and Japanese. He is the recipient of a Governor General’s Award, an Obie Award, a GLAAD Award and the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.

ABOUT Ottawa Little Theatre

All directors, actors, artists, and technical assistants are volunteers; all work for the love of the theatre. Professional in style, traditional in tone, Ottawa Little Theatre has been a vital part of Ottawa’s art community for over 100 years, making it the longest running community theatre in Canada. Ottawa Little Theatre is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization and is financially dependent upon ticket sales, donations and sponsors for its operation and maintenance.



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