• Biography

    Josh MacDonald is the writer of the stage plays HaloWherevervilleThe Mystery Play and Degrees. Published by Talonbooks, HaloWhereverville and The Mystery Play are curriculum titles in high schools and universities across Canada. Halo has been produced around North America, and been adapted into the feature film Faith, Fraud & Minimum Wage (eOne Entertainment), for which Josh wrote the screenplay. Josh is also the writer of the successful, slow-burn horror feature The Corridor (IFC Films; D Films), which won Best Screenplay at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas-- one of the world’s top genre festivals. He is also the writer-director of the short film Game, which has won prizes at festivals around the world, been selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick, and been viewed over a million times online at Crypt TV. Josh has written for CBC TV & Radio, the National Film Board, the Smithsonian Channel, Reelz, Blue Ant, AMI and Teletoon.  Josh has taught creative writing at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), the Fountain School of Performing Arts (Dalhousie University), and the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS). Josh is also an actor for stage and screen, having most recently performed in Neptune Theatre’s productions of Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) and Shakespeare in Love.

    Publications
    • Halo, Talonbooks. ISBN: 9780889224698

    • Whereverville, Talonbooks, 2004. ISBN: 0-88922-506-0.

    • Degrees, Playwrights Guild of Canada, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-55435-081-0.

    • The Mystery Play, Talonbooks. ISBN: 978177201216