About the Book
You are about to meet Alison, who searches her life for meaning in this remarkable and powerful play. In a series of luminous moments and encounters, we’re drawn into Alison’s world: love that fades, hopes that die, and enduring friendship that offers the promise of redemption. You are here, MacIvor shows us, and our emotional reality is in this moment, now. Carol Bolt once wrote that Daniel MacIvor’s theatre is “… a world of poetry, ceremony and mystery.” You Are Here is a daring, intimate, and profound theatrical experience.
News & Reviews
“MacIvor … once again tears down the fourth wall and replaces its phony illusion with a more direct yet still mysterious bond with the audience.” —Globe & Mail
About the Author
Daniel MacIvor was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is the author and director of numerous award-winning theatre productions including See Bob Run, Wild Abandon, 2-2-Tango, This Is A Play, The Soldier Dreams, Are Here, How It Works, A Beautiful View, Communion, and Bingo! From 1987 to 2007 with Sherrie Johnson he ran da da kamera, a respected international touring company that brought his work to Australia, the UK and extensively throughout the US and Canada. With long time collaborator Daniel Brooks, he created the solo performances House, Here Lies Henry, Monster, Cul-de-sac, and This Is What Happens Next. Daniel won a GLAAD Award and a Village Voice Obie Award in 2002 for his play In On It, which was presented at PS 122 in New York. In 2006, Daniel received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for his collection of plays I Still Love You. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. His screenplays include Trigger and Weirdos.