Michael MacLennan

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MacLennan at the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program Showcase in 2014

Michael Lewis MacLennan (June 5, 1968 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian playwright, screenwriter, and producer of television shows. He is a two-time finalist for Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award, and the only playwright to win the Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition twice. His first play, Beat the Sunset, garnered a Jessie Award in Vancouver for outstanding emerging playwright and the Theatrum National Playwriting Competition. Grace won the Theatre BC National Playwriting Competition and has been produced across Canada and internationally.

As a screenwriter, MacLennan has been nominated four times for the Writers Guild of Canada Award. He began his screenwriting career as writer and story editor for CBC Television's Wind at My Back, then working as writer and executive story editor for the PBS series Anne of Green Gables and supervising producer for the BBC/TV series Super Rubert. MacLennan was a writer and co-producer on Showtime/Showcase's Queer as Folk, and was executive producer for Keatley Productions/CHUM TV's flagship series, Godiva's. He wrote one episode of Being Erica.


  • From Playwrights Canada Press
    • Last Romantics (ISBN 0-88754-676-5)
      • Finalist, Governor General's Award for Drama, 2003
      • Winner of the 2001 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition
      • Commissioned, The Shaw Festival, 2000 & 2001
    • The Shooting Stage (ISBN 0-88754-640-4)
      • Finalist, Governor General's Award for Drama, 2002
      • Winner of the 2002 Banff - Paris Translation Prize
      • Nominated, Best Play, Jessie Richardson Theatre Award, Vancouver, 2001
      • Winner of the 1999 Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition
    • Grace
      • Winner of the 1996 Canadian National Playwriting Competition
    • Beat the Sunset (ISBN 0-88754-549-1)
      • Winner of the 1993 Outstanding Islander Playwright Award
      • Winner of the 1994 Theatrum Playwriting Award
      • Winner of the 1995 Sidney Risk Award: Jessie Award for Outstanding Emerging Playwright

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