Don Hannah

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Plays by Don Hannah

The Cave Painter

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

Dianne is a printmaker who derives her imagery from pre-history – Neanderthal teeth, the Jericho skulls, old bones. Too many people close to her have passed away and her only son has rebelled by embracing a life of religious fundamentalism. The Cave Painter is a funny, moving one-woman show about being an artist and dealing with loss.

The Woodcutter

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

A scruffy, exhausted man is lost in the woods at nightfall with only a few sentimental objects in his pockets. Alone in a clearing, he unloads his thoughts to the surrounding wilderness, ranting and raging, unravelling a story of a troubled past and of the family he adores, eventually coming to terms with the impossible truth of what he’s done.

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Don Hannah is a playwright and novelist who lives in Toronto and Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. He was the inaugural Lee Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Alberta where he wrote While We're Young. In 2008, he directed his play There is a Land of Pure Delight at Live Bait Theatre in New Brunswick. As a dramaturg, he has worked with playwrights from across the country and for five years was on the faculty of the Banff Playwrights Colony. His books include Shoreline, a collection of his plays, and the novel, Ragged Islands, which received the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize.