Josh MacDonald

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Josh MacDonald is a screenwriter, playwright, story editor and actor. He is the writer of the feature film The Corridor (IFC Films; D Films), which won the “Next Wave” Award for Best Screenplay at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. He is also the writer of the feature film Faith, Fraud & Minimum Wage (eOne Entertainment), which is an adaptation of his original stage play Halo. Halo has gone into a 6th printing, and has been produced by theatre companies around North America. Halo, Whereverville and The Mystery Play are published by Talonbooks, and are curriculum titles in high schools and universities in Canada. Recently, Josh was the winner of a Tom Hendry Prize from the Playwrights Guild of Canada for his adaptation of #IAmTheCheese, Robert Cormier’s classic novel for young adults. #IAmTheCheese was also awarded Outstanding Adaptation at the Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards, 2022. Josh has written episodic television for the National Film Board, the Smithsonian Channel, Reelz, CBC TV & Radio, Blue Ant and Vision TV. Josh is currently the screenwriting instructor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), and has been a playwriting instructor at the Fountain School of Performing Arts (Dalhousie University). Josh works frequently as a dramaturge and a story editor—one recent credit is for Taylor Olson’s Bone Cage, which received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Josh is also an award-winning actor for stage and screen, having most recently performed in: Neptune Theatre’s productions of Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) and Shakespeare in Love; recurring roles in CBC TV’s Moonshine and CTV’s Sullivan’s Crossing; and as a romantic love interest to Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn 99) in the feature film Spinster.

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