Daniel Maté

Daniel Maté is an award-winning musical theatre dramatist, songwriter, and educator. He holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from Tisch/NYU; more recently he was lead instructor for Vancouver’s first ever Musical Theatre Writers’ Workshop and writer-in-residence at Touchstone Theatre. As guest artist for British Columbia, he contributed original music and lyrics to The Dream Catchers, a Canada-wide youth theatre piece that toured nationally in 2017 and was performed for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as part of the ‘Canada 150’ celebration in 2017.

Daniel’s original musicals include The Trouble With Doug, Middle School Mysteries, Hansel & Gretl & Heidi and & Günter, and The Longing and the Short of It. His work has been produced and/or presented at the Kennedy Center for the Arts (DC), Lincoln Center (NYC), and in locations from California to Florida, Vancouver to Prince Edward Island, and Paris to Denmark. He is the recipient of the prestigious Edward Kleban Prize for Lyrics, a $100,000 award given annually to the “most promising lyricist in American musical theatre”, as well as a Jonathan Larson Grant and the ASCAP Foundation’s Cole Porter Award for Excellence in Music and Lyrics.

With Dr. Gabor Maté, Daniel has co-led workshops in 2016 and 2017 on parent-adult child relationships, to be reprised this Fall in Vancouver and New York; a book version of Hello Again is also in progress. Daniel currently resides somewhere between Vancouver, New York, and the open road.


Events with Daniel Maté

Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents & Their Adult Children (Vancouver)
November 22, 2019

Father-and-son Gabor and Daniel Maté lead this candid and probing inquiry into what it means to outgrow and transform past-based dynamics in adult parent-child relationships. The American teacher and author Ram Dass once said, “If you think you’re so enlightened, go spend a week with your parents.” Family relationships are often fraught with complexity, and the unique relationship between parent and child can be challenging well into adulthood. Old dynamics have a way of clouding our views of one another in the present, giving rise to unpleasant reactions and interactions. Sometimes we seek to avoid conflict by keeping each other at an emotional…