ABOUT ME

I'm a Canadian playwright, actor, and artistic director of Ottawa's Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre, a company I co-founded in Vancouver in 2004. My most recent play Daisy premiered at Seattle's ACT Theatre in 2016, where it received a Gregory Award nomination for Outstanding New Play and a Broadway World Seattle Critic's Choice Award for Best New Play. Originally commissioned by NYC's Ensemble Studio Theatre, the script is published by Dramatists in the U.S. and by Talon Books in Canada. Daisy received its second U.S. production at Houston's Main Street Theatre in 2018. My first play Re:Union premiered in Vancouver in 2011, was published by Scirocco Drama in 2013, and was presented at Ottawa's Magnetic North Theatre Fesitval in 2015, where it won seven Prix Rideau Award Nominations, including the award for Outstanding Production. My play Except in the Unlikely Event of War premiered in Vancouver in 2013. My newest play When There's Nothing Left to Burn was commissioned by the University of Lethbridge, where it premirered in 2017. 

I live in Ottawa with my wife Alexa and our four kids, I'm a Program Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts, working to support and advocate for Canadian theatre artists. I also ran for public office as the NDP candidate for Nepean in Canada's 2015 federal election. I lost.