Dave Carley


Dave Carley

Dave Carley is a Canadian playwright. He has written for stage, radio and television. His plays have had over 400 productions, and have been produced across Canada and the United States, and in other countries. His plays have won, or been nominated for, a number of awards, including the Governor General's Award (Writing with our Feet, finalist), The Chalmers Award, The Dora Award, The Arthur Miller Award (University of Michigan) and the New York International Radio Festival Award. He was a founder of Friends of Freddy, an association for the appreciation of the Freddy the Pig series of books of Walter Brooks. He was an Editor of The Kawartha Sun, the founding editor of the Playwrights Guild of Canada magazine, CanPlay, and also editor of Scirocco Drama.

Beginning in 1990, Carley was the radio drama script editor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and he continues to write for the CBC. He is currently script editor for the Wendy Lill drama series Backbencher, and has written three episodes for the second season, which began broadcast in January 2011.

Carley was born in Peterborough, Ontario, where he attended Queen Alexandra Public School and Adam Scott Collegiate. He received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Toronto (University College) and an LL.B. from Queen's University in Kingston. Dave currently lives in Toronto. He is the brother of Gord Carley, author of Surviving Adversity.

Selected Plays

  • Niels Ebbesen (2007) (by Kaj Munk; new English translation and adaptation, with Arense Lund)
  • Kaj Munk (2006)
  • Lucky (2006)
  • Conservatives in Love (2006)
  • The Final Hour (2005) (Written with Glenda MacFarlane)
  • The Last Liberal (2004)
  • Test Drive (2002)
  • Orchidelirium (2001)(Finalist, Dora Mavor Moore Award, Best New Play)
  • The Edible Woman (2000) (Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood)
  • Walking on Water (1999)
  • Two Ships Passing (1998)
  • A View From The Roof (1996) (Based on stories by Helen Weinzweig) (Finalist, Dora Mavor Moore Award, Best New Play; Finalist, Chalmers Award)
  • After You (1995) (Premiered as 'Kawartha' at Alberta Theatre Projects)
  • Into (1993) and (2006) (Finalist; Dora Mavor Moore Award, Best New Play)
  • Taking Liberties (1991) (Fnalist; Dora Mavor Moore Award, Best New Play); (Finalist; Chalmers Award)
  • Writing With Our Feet (1990) (Finalist; Governor General's Award for Drama)
  • Midnight Madness (1988)
  • Hedges (1985)

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