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 Here, In On It, A Beautiful View and the solo shows House, Here Lies Henry, Monster, 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.
Marcie is an arts administrator and stage manager. As an administrator she has worked for Theatre Direct, Eldritch Theatre, The Banff Centre’s opera training program, and the Calgary International Children’s Festival. As a stage manager, she has worked on over 125 shows, including over 35 new works, with companies in Toronto and Calgary.
John Beale is a Toronto-based actor, teacher and director. As an actor he originated the role of Kyle in the world premiere of MacIvor's The Best Brothers at the Stratford Festival and at Tarragon Theatre and the role of Nurk in MacIvor’s Bingo at Neptune Theatre in Halifax and Factory Theatre in Toronto. He was awarded a Merritt Award for his performance in The Crucible with Two Planks and a Passion. A graduate of the Philippe Gaulier International Theatre School in Paris, John also trained, performed and taught extensively with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Caroline Gillis has been an actor in Toronto for the past 27 years. She has had a long-term working relationship with Daniel MacIvor since originating the role of Bob in his play See Bob Run in 1987. Caroline has worked for many theatre companies across Canada and has participated in several collective creations over the years. She is also the author of the one-woman play, Caveman Rainbow. In 2013 Caroline returned to school at the University of Guelph to obtain her Masters in Theatre Studies.
Guntar Kravis is primarily a photographer, and has also worked with video, performance, installation and theatre. He was the primary photographer for da da kamera and currently shoots for Crow’s Theatre and Soulpepper in Toronto. His photography has been featured in magazines as varied as Flare and The Walrus and his work has been presented in eight countries and in Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. Guntar is curious and likes meeting people and he is happiest when he is shooting.
Kimberly Purtell has been collaborating with Daniel MacIvor since 2000. She is a Toronto based lighting and set designer for theatre, opera and dance. Kimberly’s designs have been critically acclaimed both on the national and international stage. She has received 20 Dora Award nominations and one Betty Mitchell Award nomination. She has received three Dora Awards and is also a recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Award and a Harold Award.
Iris was the company dramaturge at The Canadian Stage Company for 17 years and at Factory Theatre 6 years. She currently divides her time between her freelance career and teaching at the National Theatre School of Canada. She has worked at theatre companies across Canada including the Stratford Festival, the National Arts Centre, Artistic Fraud and Buddies in Bad Times, and was dramaturge on many projects at The Banff Playwrights Colony over the last 2 decades. She has been involved in a number of international co-commissions and international Festivals and continues to be a vital advocate for theatre both here and abroad.