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TORONTO (November 1, 2022) — Pink Triangle Press (PTP), Canada’s leading LGBTQ2S+ media and content organization today announced the appointment of Daniel MacIvor as its new Creative Development Consultant, effective November 1, 2022.
MacIvor will work with PTP’s Chief Content Officer, Jennifer McGuire, on the development of new television, digital and podcasting projects for the organization. MacIvor joins Angela Mullins, formerly of the Toronto Star, who was appointed as the Editorial Director at PTP in September.
“We are thrilled to have someone as conceptual, creative and experienced as Daniel help us develop new projects with different kinds of narratives reflecting LGBTQ2S+ experiences. “ McGuire says. “Daniel brings new skills into this organization which will allow growth in our storytelling and, we think, the alchemy of drama and the advocacy of our journalism will create a magical mix. It is our hope that with Daniel in this development role, we are poised to work with others in the industry to bring some really interesting and impactful LGBTQ2S+ content to audiences.”
Daniel MacIvor is a renowned writer, performer, filmmaker and producer who divides his time between Toronto and Nova Scotia. A talented creator and performer, MacIvor has been the recipient of a Governor General’s Literary Award, the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, a New York Obie Award and a GLAAD Award. MacIvor’s plays include Never Swim Alone, In On It, His Greatness and A Beautiful View and have been translated into French, German, Czech, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese. He has worked on commissions for the Wexner Centre at the University of Ohio, The National Theatre School of Canada, The Stratford Festival and the Canadian Opera Company where he wrote the libretto for Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian. As a screenwriter he has written the films Marion Bridge, Wilby Wonderful, Trigger and Weirdos for which he won a Canadian Screen Award for best original screenplay. Last year he directed his first documentary feature The Work. As a performer he has been in many productions including the sitcom Twitch City. His most fruitful partnership has been with director Daniel Brooks with whom he has created seven solo performances for international touring. Over the years, Daniel MacIvor has been the subject of many interviews and reviews in Xtra Magazine. He has this to say about now coming to work with the team at PTP, “PTP’s mission statement is to Set Love Free, not always the easiest thing to do but always the most rewarding. I’m thrilled to be joining this mission and to be involved with the continued evolution of this important and storied organization. “ MacIvor has a graduate degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto.