Daniel Danis

Born in 1962 in Hawkesbury (Canada)

Daniel Danis is the author of a dozen plays, all of which have won numerous awards. In 1993, his first play, Celle-là, won the Prix de la critique en création de texte and the Governor General's Award. His second play, Cendres de cailloux, won the Masque for best original text and the Radio France Internationale prize. Le Langue-à-Langue des chiens de roche won him a second Governor General's Award in 2002. In 2007, with Le Chant du Dire-Dire (first performed at Espace Go in spring 1998 and at the Théâtre de la Colline in Paris in September 1999), he won the Governor General's Award for a third time. In 2006, the Grand Prix de littérature dramatique was awarded to e. In 2010 for Terre océane, Daniel Danis was nominated for a Molière award in the Living Francophone Author category. Daniel Danis has written for young audiences Le Pont de pierres et la Peau d'images, Kiwi, Sous un ciel de chamaille, Bled and Cardamone. In 2008, Kiwi also won an award. His plays have been staged all over the world and translated into some fifteen languages. Daniel Danis currently lives in Quebec City.

Awards

1993 Prix de la critique en création de texte / Governor General's Award for *Celle-là\ *2002 Governor General's Award for *Le Langue-à-Langue des chiens de roche
2002 Governor General's Award for "Le Langue-à-Langue des chiens de roche
2006 Grand prix de littérature dramatique for e\ 2007 Governor General's Award for *Le Chant du Dire-Dire\ 2008 Prix Louise-LaHaye by CEAD Diffusion / Deutscher Jugendtheaterpreis / Prix littéraire AbitibiBowater Théâtre