Jordan Tannahill is an accomplished playwright, filmmaker, author and theatre director. He won the 2014 Governor General's Award for English-language drama for his collection of three plays called Age of Minority. He is the co-founder of Kensington performance space Videofag and his work often centres around queer and feminist themes, incorporating fantasy, mythological and historical elements.
Tannahill's debut novel Liminalwas published in January of 2018. His most recent work, Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom is a collection of two plays that re-imagines the stories of Sandro Botticelli and the biblical story of Lot's wife in a modern context.
Winners of the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards address our challenge to create an original piece of writing on the theme of borders. In forms ranging from poetry to fiction and personal essay, they reflect on the idea of divisions, and on the other side, reconciliations. They'll talk about their work, read from it, and give their views on the way borders, boundaries and limits - real and imagined, psychological and political - are at work in our world and lives now. Presented by IDEAS and CBC Books, with the Canada Council for the Arts. 53:59
The award-winning playwright on his first novel, which he calls “an extended meditation on the body.” 3:18
Coming of Age. Toronto playwright Jordan Tannahill wins this year's Governor General's award for English drama for his three play collection, "Age of Minority," which tells the stories of three young outcasts struggling to deal with their sexuality. 6:30
Celebrated Canadian stage director shares the joys and challenges of a challenging play. 17:21