Jordan Tannahill describes an encounter with ethics that lead to far more than he may have anticipated.
Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, theatre director and filmmaker. The Globe and Mail recently called Jordan “…the poster child of a new generation of (theatre? film? dance?) artists for whom “interdisciplinary” is not a buzzword, but a way of life”. In collaboration with William Ellis, Jordan runs the alternative art space Videofag, out of a defunct barbershop in Toronto’s Kensington Market. His plays have been presented across Canada, and his films have been exhibited at venues such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the British Film Institute. Jordan received the 2014 Governor Generals Award for Drama for his book Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays, the 2014 John Hirsch Prize for directing, and Dora Awards for his plays rihannaboi95 in 2013 and Concord Floral in 2015. He has upcoming productions at the National Arts Centre of Canada and Canadian Stage. Earlier this year, his production of Sheila Heti’s All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, which he directed with frequent collaborator Erin Brubacher, enjoyed sold out runs at Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage and The Kitchen in New York City. His book Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama was published by Coach House Press in April 2015 and was called “…"essential reading for anybody interested in the state of contemporary theatre and performance" by The Globe and Mail. Jordan is PuSh Festival’s curator-in-residence for Club PuSh (2016 & 2017).