Darren O’Donnell (born 1965) is a Canadian novelist, essayist, performance artist, playwright, director, actor and urban planner.
He is the artistic director of the Mammalian Diving Reflex. Mammalian Diving Reflex was founded in Toronto in 1993, and between 1993-2003 primarily produced the stage-based performances of O’Donnell. In 2003, the company began to diversify its approach and generate work in a multitude of forms, focusing on creating “social acupuncture”: playful, provocative, site and social-specific participatory performances with non-actors of all ages and demographics, designed to bring people together in new and unusual ways.
O’Donnell holds a M.Sc. in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto (2014) and a B.F.A in Acting from the University of Alberta (1988).
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