David S. Craig is a Montreal-born, Toronto-based theatre artist. As a playwright, he has written 29 professionally produced dramatic works including the hit comedy Having Hope at Home and the internationally acclaimed Danny, King of the Basement which has been seen by over half a million people in North America alone. Other successful plays include Smokescreen, which has been translated into five languages, his award-winning adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s The Fan and his adaptation of Michel Ende’s The Neverending Story, which premiered at the Seattle Children’s Theatre and has had productions throughout North America. His one-man show Napalm the Magnificent was performed extensively over a ten-year period including a commercial run at the John Houseman Theatre in Manhattan. Mr. Craig has won The Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production (three times), the Chalmers New Play Award (three times), the Rideau Award, The Canada Council Prize, The Writer’s Guild Prize for Radio Drama and a Harold. Toronto’s NOW Magazine named Mr. Craig, “One of Canada’s Top Twenty Playwrights” and in 2014 he was awarded the Barbara Hamilton Award for Artistic Excellence from the City of Toronto.
David will be working on Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia for Tarragon’s Playwrights Unit.