Josh MacDonald

Josh MacDonald is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, and teacher. His three plays published by Talonbooks, Halo, Whereverville, and The Mystery Play are curriculum titles at Canadian high schools and universities.

Halo has been produced around North America and has 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 horror feature The Corridor (IFC Films; D Films), which played around the world and won the “Next Wave” Award for Best Screenplay at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

He is the writer-director of the short film Game, which has over a million views online. Josh has written for CBC Television and Radio, the National Film Board, the Smithsonian Channel, Reelz, Blue Ant, and others. He has taught creative writing at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) and the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University.

Josh is married to actor Francine Deschepper.


Short-listed 2004 Merritt Theatre Award for Best Play