About the Author

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.