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Dave Carley is a Toronto-based playwright. His plays have had over 450 productions across Canada and the United States and in many countries around the world. They include Writing with our Feet (nominated for the Governor General’s Award), After You, The Edible Woman, Taking Liberties, and Orchidelirium.

Dave is the former editor at the Playwrights Union of Canada (now Playwrights Guild) and, for many years, was the both script editor at CBC Radio Drama and play editor for Scirocco Drama. Most recently, Dave was playwright in residence at the Shaw Festival, where he worked on Kaj Munk, a biographical drama about the Danish playwright, pastor and World War II martyr. He has just completed a new drama about about the death penalty, Twelve Hours. It opened in March, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.

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