The Dietrich Group | Jordan Tannahill- Writer
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Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, theatre director and filmmaker. Through his company Suburban Beast, Tannahill has staged plays in theatres, galleries, and non-traditional spaces including a mechanic’s garage, a defunct bordello, and Honest Ed’s discount emporium. His plays explore themes of gender politics, youth culture, and marginalized identity through the playful combination of documentary elements and magic realism. His collection of plays Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays is a finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Drama. In 2013 he won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play for Young Audiences for rihannaboi95, a play performed over Internet live-streamHe is currently in-residence at Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Timesand Tarragon Theatre and has upcoming productions at the National Arts Centre, the Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage, the 2015 Pan American Games, and The Kitchen in New York City. He teaches at the National Theatre School of Canada. His book Theatre of the Unimpressed will be published by Coach House Press in the spring 2015. His films have been widely exhibited at festivals and galleries including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the British Film Institute. In collaboration with William Ellis, Jordan runs the influential alternative art-space Videofag, out of a defunct barbershop in Toronto’s Kensington Market.