Baco Noir opens at Theatre Orangeville

Dan with Baco cast 2015

Dan (centre) toasts the opening of his new play Baco Noir with cast members (l-r) Terry Barna, Jay Davis, Perrie Olthuis, Craig Pike and Artistic Director David Nairn. The play runs May 8-24 in Orangeville and moves to Theatre Collingwood May 26-31. … [Read more...]

Dan Needles Joins Order of Canada

Dan with cows

Dan was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada on December 27, 2014 by Governor General of Canada David Johnston for  "celebrating rural communities as the playwright of the much-loved Wingfield Farm series, and for championing the dramatic arts outside of Canada’s major … [Read more...]

Great Escapes

Pig on the lam

I should be used to it by now. It happens every August when the pasture dries up and the lambs start working holes in the fence. I arrive home and find two of them grazing the “long pasture,” which is a term the neighbours use to describe any roadside ditch contiguous to a farm. Two lambs turn into thirty if corrective steps aren’t taken, so I move the whole flock to the … [Read more...]