Declarations

By (author): Jordan Tannahill

This is a paper cut. This is Greta Garbo. This is the smell of Windex. Declarations, by acclaimed playwright Jordan Tannahill, is an ode to mortality — that of the playwright’s mother, his own, humankind’s — a joyful and moving attempt to capture the objects, sensations, and experiences that make up a life. Through a lyrical and iterative text, five performers chronicle a life pulled through time, encountering meteorological phenomena, mythology, political calamity, pop culture, and everyday happenstance along the way. What accumulates is a staggering archive of images, sense memories, and voices asserting that here lived, for a time, a woman.

AUTHOR

Jordan Tannahill

Jordan Tannahill is a Toronto-based playwright, director, and filmmaker. Through his company Suburban Beast, he has developed and presented plays at theatres including Buddies in Bad Times, Canadian Stage, Theatre Passe Muraille, and the Theatre Centre. Jordan is the 2011 recipient of the Inside Out Film Festival’s Emerging Canadian Artist Award, the 2011 Ken McDougall Award for Emerging Directors, and the 2012 Enbridge playRites Award. He runs a storefront theatre called Videofag in Toronto’s Kensington Market with his partner William.

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Dimensions:

120 Pages
8.04in * 5.12in * 0.34in
0.31lb

Published:

January 09, 2018

Publisher:

Coach House Books

ISBN:

9781552453599

Book Subjects:

DRAMA / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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