Daniel is originally from Cape Breton and currently divides his time between Toronto and Halifax.
Daniel has written numerous award-winning theatre productions and his work has been translated into French, Portuguese, Spanish, Czech, German and Japanese. Daniel received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for his collection of plays I Still Love You and in 2008 he was awarded the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre.  He is also the recipient of an Obie Award and a GLAAD Award for
In On It, as well as a Canadian Screen Award for his feature film script Weirdos.

He is currently Artistic Director of reWork, a Toronto-based touring theatre company he runs with Marcie Januska.