October 15, Tuesday. McCord Museum 1.30 – 2.30 David Sherman – Playwright


David Sherman has enjoyed a career in journalism, going back to when papers were actually newspapers. He has also worked as a documentary filmmaker – his film on Mordecai Richler won a Gemini Award.  He was playwright-in residence of Centaur theatre under Gordon McCall, where they produced his play Have a Heart and is now playwright-in-residence at Infinitheatre.  Artistic director Guy Sprung has produced three of his plays: The Daily Miracle, a dark comedy about the destruction of the newspaper industry, a story culled from his nights working the news desk at The Gazette; Joe Louis: An American Romance, a story of celebrity and race in America, and Lost & Found, a musical with his partner Nancy Lee, about how two older folk musicians meet and fall in love through music.

Their slogan: Old folkies folk better. Today David performs in and around Montreal and out of town with Nancy, playing their original songs – David has a recording contract with Montreal label Big Fat Truck Records, who produced his first CD, If I Could Run, and is now working on a CD with Nancy, called Lost & Found.    He writes often for the Ottawa Citizen, the Gazette, Toronto Star and National Post and is leading a playwright workshop at the Quebec Writers Federation this fall.