Daniel Karasik writes plays, essays, poetry, and fiction. A graduate of the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme in London, UK, he holds a playwriting commission from the Stratford Festival and has developed recent work with Tarragon Theatre, Why Not Theatre, and off-Broadway’s The New Group. Winner of the SummerWorks Performance Festival’s Jury Prize and the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Award, nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award, his plays have been produced across Canada, in the United States, and frequently in translation in Germany; most recently, his play Little Death was staged at Toronto’s Theatre Centre and published by BookThug. His other books include two volumes of plays published by Playwrights Canada Press, a poetry collection with Cormorant Books, and a short story collection forthcoming in 2017 from Guernica Editions. A past winner of the CBC Literary Award for Fiction and the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award (for which he was nominated by Tarragon Theatre), he has taught at the National Theatre School of Canada and writes about art and politics at danielkarasik.com.
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