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Ken MacDonald & Morris Panych

Morris Stephen Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor. Openly gay, Panych married his longtime partner, Ken MacDonald, in 2004. Ken MacDonald met Morris Panych at work more than 30 years ago (as of 2013). Set-designer MacDonald was toiling away in the props-and-costumes department of the Belfry theatre company in Victoria, BC, when a colleague began dishing about an up-and-coming actor who had been cast in the production they were working on. “I looked over the balcony and said to my friend, ‘Oh, he looks good!’ MacDonald says. The “he” in question was, of course, Panych, fresh out of theatre school and still honing his acting chops. “I was actually in a relationship at the time,” the designer confides. “But we became really best friends and just started hanging out. We just had great fun together, and yes, he was very sexy. I never expected that friendship to go there, but then we fell in love.”

Morris Panych was born in Calgary and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta. He studied at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the University of British Columbia. His plays include Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (2003); Vigil (adapted for the British stage as Auntie and Me); Lawrence & Holloman; The Ends of the Earth; Earshot; 7 Stories; Dishwashers; Still Laughing: Three Adaptations by Morris Panych (2009), Panych's adaptations of The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, Hotel Peccadillo by Georges Feydeau and Mauric Desvallières, and The Amorous Adventures of Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler; The Trespassers (2010) Gordon (2011) and In Absentia (2012). (Picture: Ken MacDonald)

He won the 2004 Governor General's Award for Drama for Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, and the 1994 Governor General's Award for Drama for The Ends of the Earth.

His directing includes some of his own works, including the Prix Italia nominated The Overcoat, plus several music videos and Da Vinci's Inquest.


Morris Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor. Openly gay, Panych married his longtime partner, set designer Ken MacDonald, in 2004. MacDonald met Panych at work more than 30 years ago. “I was actually in a relationship at the time,” the designer confides. “But we became really best friends and just started hanging out. We just had great fun together, and yes, he was very sexy. I never expected that friendship to go there, but then we fell in love.”



Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Panych

Further Readings:

7 Stories by Morris Panych
Publisher Talonbooks; 1 edition (January 1, 1990)
Language English
ISBN-10 0889222819
ISBN-13 978-0889222816
Amazon: 7 Stories
Amazon Kindle: 7 Stories

In this fast-paced, sophisticated and hilarious play, a man contemplating suicide on a seventh-storey building ledge confronts the stories of the people who live inside the building. These “seven stories” lead to a charming and surprising ending.

Cast of 2 women and 3 men.

More Real Life Romances at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance


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