Dave Carley


Dave Carley is a Toronto-based playwright. His plays have had close to 500 productions across Canada, the United States and in many countries around the world. They include Midnight Madness, 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. 

Dave continues to write and direct plays. His most recent works have been Twelve Hours (premiere: Columbus, Ohio, 2015), and an adaptation of Al Purdy's novel A Splinter in the Heart (premiere: Prince Edward County, 2016). In progress: a new drama, Canadian Rajah.

For performance rights, Dave is represented professionally by Pam Winter of the Gary Goddard Agency. Amateur rights to his plays are available from The Playwrights Guild. (See Contacts page for both co-ordinates.) Reading copies of many of his plays are available on this site. 

Dave Carley photo by Stephanie Hanna.