Danny, King of the Basement

By (author): David S. Craig

Preface by: Richard Greenblatt

Introduction by: Walter Pitman

In two years, Danny and his mom have moved more often than most kids lose teeth…

When Danny moves into a new basement apartment, the kids he meets seem to have way more problems than just being hungry. But Danny’s imagination creates a community that allows his friends to cope with their problems and ultimately to help Danny—because his crisis isn’t losing a home. It’s gaining one…


David S. Craig

David S. Craig has been an artistic director and producer of plays for young audiences for thirty years. He has extensive experience in small theatre management with particular skill in local, national, and international touring. David lives in Toronto.


Richard Greenblatt

Richard Greenblatt (born in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian playwright who currently lives in Toronto. Greenblatt attended Dawson College. He later trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In 1975 he returned to Canada and began his theatrical career. Since then he has been acting, directing, writing, and composing music for theatre, radio, television, and film across the country and abroad. He is best known for 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, which he wrote and performed with Ted Dykstra. It won both the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Chalmers Award.


Walter Pitman

Walter Pitman’s long career has included serving as Director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, president of Ryerson Polytechnical and Dean of Arts and Science at Trent University. He was Executive Director of the Ontario Arts Council, and NDP MP and MPP for Peterborough.


“Entertains, instructs and uplifts us, all without ever stooping to patronize. A powerful piece of theatre that speaks to all of us.”

“Impressively blending contemporary realities and enduring emotional truths, Craig fashions Danny into a prince of a play.”

“David S. Craig shines a penetrating light on the mind set of a wanting kid most citizens would drive by thoughtlessly on one of our sorry streets. Funny, real and ultimately uplifting.”

“…everything that you want a show for young audiences to be… written with insight and compassion by David S. Craig around a very important theme: the thin but seemingly uncrossable line that divides the haves from the have-nots in our society.”


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80 Pages
8.27in * 5.39in * .22in


January 01, 2007



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