Darren O’Donnell

Artistic & Research Director / darren@mammalian.ca

unnamed-2 Darren O’Donnell is a novelist, essayist, playwright, director, designer and performer. His books include: Social Acupuncture (2006), which argues for aesthetics of civic engagement and Your Secrets Sleep with Me (2004), a novel about difference, love and the miraculous. His stage-based works include White Mice (1998), [boxhead] (2000), and All the Sex I’ve Ever Had (2012), all produced by Mammalian. His upcoming book, Haircuts by Children and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract is due to be published by Coach House Books in November 2016. Darren was the 2000 winner of the Pauline McGibbon Award for directing and has been nominated for a number of Dora Awards for his writing, directing, and acting, winning (with Naomi Campbell) for their design of White Mice. His play [boxhead] was nominated for a Chalmers Award and he received a Gabriel Award for excellence in broadcasting for his CBC radio piece Like a Fox. He has a BFA in Acting, studied Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine at The Shiatsu School of Canada and has a M.Sc. in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto. Follow Darren on twitter Instagram: @o.darren Periscope: @darrenodonnell Snapchat: photoshine