Don Hannah (born in Shediac, New Brunswick) is a Canadian playwright and novelist.[1] He won a Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award for his first play, The Wedding Script.[2]

He has been playwright in residence at Tarragon Theatre, the Canadian Stage Company, the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, and was the inaugural Lee Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Alberta. His other residencies include the University of New Brunswick, the Yukon Public Library, and Green College, University of British Columbia. He is a founding member of PARC, the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, and for five years was associate dramaturg at the Banff Centre Playwrights Colony. He had also worked as a dramaturg for Vancouver's Playwrights Theatre Centre. His novel Ragged Islands won the Thomas Head Raddall Award.[3]

In 2012 his play The Cave Painter received the Carol Bolt award.

His latest play, Resident Aliens, will debut at Theatre New Brunswick in 2022.



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  • The Wedding Script (1986)
  • Rubber Dolly (1986)
  • In the Lobster Capital of the World (1988)
  • Love Jive (1989) with composer David Sereda
  • Siren Song (1990) with composer David Sereda
  • The Wooden Hill (1994)
  • Running Far Back (1994)
  • Fathers and Sons (1998)
  • While We're Young (2008)
  • There is a Land of Pure Delight (2008)
  • The Woodcutter (2010)
  • The Cave Painter (2011)
  • Resident Aliens (2022)


  • Firing Francine (1985)
  • Undersea (1988)
  • The Wall in the Garden (1989)
  • Wedlock (1990)


  • Facing South (2003) with composer Linda C. Smith


  • The Wise and Foolish Virgins (1998)
  • Ragged Islands (2007)


  1. ^ "Award-winning playwright and novelist Don Hannah gives reading at UPEI February 15". News, Events & Publications. University of Prince Edward Island. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  2. ^ Robert Crew (30 January 1987). "Murrell wins top theatre award". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  3. ^ Stephanie Kukkonen (24 October 2008). "Author Don Hannah explores deathbed dreams". UNews. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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