Concord Floral

By Jordan Tannahill

Concord Floral
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Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse and a refuge for neighbourhood kids; a place all to themselves in which to dream, dare, and come of age. But hidden there is a secret no one wants to confront, and when two friends stumble upon it they set off ... Read more


Overview

Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse and a refuge for neighbourhood kids; a place all to themselves in which to dream, dare, and come of age. But hidden there is a secret no one wants to confront, and when two friends stumble upon it they set off an unstoppable chain of events, from shadows in parking lots to phone calls from the grave. It's time for the teens of Concord Floral to start talking.

Jordan Tannahill

Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, director, and author. In 2016, he was described by the Toronto Star as being ‘widely celebrated as one of Canada’s most accomplished young playwrights, filmmakers, and all-round multi­disciplinary artists.’ His plays have been translated into multiple languages and honoured with a number of prizes including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama and several Dora Mavor Moore Awards. 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 Biennale. Jordan’s work in dance includes collaborations with Christopher House and Akram Khan. His debut novel, Liminal, was published by House of Anansi Press in January 2018.

Awards

  • Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play 2015, Winner
  • Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights 2015, Winner

Reviews

“Artfully structured, yet full of suspense… it’s got style and substance—and is scary as all get out” —J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

“Masterfully blends naturalistic dialogue, poetic lyricism and magic realism. Concord Floral is an ensemble choral piece that packs a theatrical and emotional punch” —Jon Kaplan, NOW Toronto

“A brilliant modern Canadian fable. ” —Annie Hodgins, Theatromania

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