In town to do a residency at the University of Regina, Toronto playwright, theatre artist and filmmaker Jordan Tannahill, who was featured in a January cover story in the Toronto alt-weekly Now, will be giving a reading at the university on Wednesday March 11 at 8 p.m.
A 2011 graduate of Ryerson’s School of Image Arts, Tannahill currently teaches at the National Theatre School of Canada. You can find out more about this wunderkind, who has been anointed by critics as the future of theatre in Canada, by reading the Now article.
But suffice to say that for someone so young he’s got an extremely impressive c.v. That c.v. includes the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Drama for his book Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays. He’s also won numerous accolades for previous work both as a writer and director including rihannaboi95, which examines the fallout that occurs when a video of a boy lip-synching a pop tune goes viral on YouTube.
That play was staged via live-streaming over the internet, and it’s innovative presentation strategies like that, plus Tannahill’s enthusiasm for inter-disciplinary collaborations involving theatre, dance, film and more that has captured the attention of Canada’s performing arts community.
In April Tannahill’s book Theatre of the Unimpressed will be published by Coach House Press. Again, his reading goes Wednesday at the university at 8 p.m. in wing 106.1 of the Education Auditorium.
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