As a resident of Deep Cove, David Maclean published the text of his play The Sound of Whales (Anvil, 1996). It was first produced by Dark Horse Theatre in Vancouver in December of 1995. It arose from his family's difficulties dealing various bureaucracies regarding their son who has Central Aphasia. According to director Robert Garfat, "The Sound of Whales is a lyric-comedy about language, our obsessive reliance upon it and how linear thought can inhibit understanding."

[BCBW 2004] "Theatre"