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Jordan Tannahill

Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, filmmaker, and theatre director. He won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays and was shortlisted for the prize again for Concord Floral. He has twice received Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play, while his play Botticelli in the Fire won the 2017 Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play. He is the author of Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama and his first novel, Liminal, will be published by House of Anansi in January 2018. Jordan’s films and multimedia performances have been presented at festivals and galleries such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Tribeca Film Festival. From 2012 to 2016, Jordan and William Ellis ran the influential underground art space Videofag out of their home in Toronto’s Kensington Market. In 2017, his play Late Company transferred to London’s West End while his virtual reality performance Draw Me Close, a co-production between the National Theatre (UK) and the National Film Board of Canada, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Visit www.jordantannahill.com.


Click here to find a copy of his book Theatre of the Unimpressed, published by Coach House Books

Jordan Tannahill