David S. Craig is Toronto based playwright and lyricist who has written over twenty-nine professionally produced dramatic works.
His plays and productions have won The Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production three times, the Chalmers New Play Award three times, the Rideau Award for Outstanding Adaptation, The Canada Council Prize, The Writer’s Guild Prize for Radio Drama and a ‘Harold’. He was the first Canadian to be nominated for the prestigious German Children’s Theatre Prize.
Toronto’s NOW Magazine named Mr. Craig, “One of Canada’s Top Twenty Playwrights”.
In 2014 he received the Barbara Hamilton Award which recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and career achievement.
His plays include:
- The Neverending Story – His epic adventure (adapted from the novel by Michael Ende) which has been produced across North America.
- Having Hope at Home – His hit family comedy with twenty-two productions worldwide.
- Bombers: Reaping the Whirlwind – His WWII drama and sold out hit of 4th Line Theatre’s 2017 season.
- Double Trouble (aka The Parent Trap) with music by Marc Schubring which was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical Adaptation in Washington, DC.
- Danny, King of the Basement – The story of a poor kid which has been produced and presented across North America and Europe to an audience of over 500,000 people.
- Smokescreen – Translated into five languages.
- The Fan – His award-winning adaptation from the original by Carlo Goldoni.
- Napalm the Magnificent – His hit one-man show which toured extensively over a nine-year period including a commercial run at the John Houseman Theatre in Manhattan.
For more information go to: www.davidscraig.com