Daniel Brooks

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Daniel Brooks

Daniel Brooks (born 23 June 1958) is a Canadian theatre director, actor, and playwright. He was born in Toronto, Ontario.

A highly regarded theatre-maker in Toronto's theatre scene, Daniel Brooks has a reputation for creating and directing cutting-edge productions which combine fiercely intellectual content with theatrical innovation. As a director, he more often than not takes a role in the creation or dramaturgy of the piece.

Brooks' most popular collaborations include the solo shows of Daniel MacIvor, such as House and Monster (as co-artistic director of da da kamera), as well as works with Guillermo Verdecchia, The Noam Chomsky Lectures and Insomnia.

He is the founder of the Augusta Company.

In 2001, Brooks was the recipient of the inaugural Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.


  • Siminovitch Prize in Theatre for directing
  • Pauline McGibbon Award for outstanding direction
  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award
  • 1997: Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award - Here Lies Henry with Daniel MacIvor
  • 1992: Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award - The Noam Chomsky Lectures with Guillermo Verdecchia