Who Killed Spalding Gray?

Written & Performed by Daniel MacIvor

Directed by Daniel Brooks


Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 16 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 17 at 8 pm

80 minutes / no intermission

About the show

On the weekend of January 11, 2004, celebrated American monologist Spalding Gray ended his life by jumping off the Staten Island Ferry in New York. That same weekend, on the other side of the country, Daniel MacIvor was spending three days in California in a series of sessions with a man who had offered to save MacIvor’s life. Linking these two real stories is a wholly original fiction about truth, lies and the four most important things in life.
Candid and darkly funny, Who Killed Spalding Gray? reunites Daniel MacIvor, one of Canada’s foremost playwrights, with longtime collaborator, director Daniel Brooks.


★★★½ “(A) moving show… cathartic, resonant” The Globe and Mail

“Trying to follow this path of truth, untruth and whatever lies between, the mind after a while reels, kind of like when you start imagining multiple universes. Few could package it all into an accessible and pleasing performance, one which even includes a goofy little solo dance, but MacIvor does. And that you can take as gospel.” Ottawa Citizen

“…after 80 minutes that blend mythology, dreamlike images, the movie Big Fish, and MacIvor’s own propensity for looking for signs from the universe and “significance where (he) can find it,” there’s a moment of breakthrough and clarity, which is well earned and a beautiful (literal) breath of fresh air.” Toronto Star



Photos by Guntar Kravis

Team + Credits


DIRECTED BY Daniel Brooks



LIGHTING BY Kimberly Purtell

PHOTOS Guntar Kravis

reWork Productions, Toronto