He is the author of Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays, (Playwrights Canada Press, 2014) which won the Governor General’s Award for Drama. “Jordan Tannahill challenges us to ask what makes theatre vital,” Queyras says.
Here’s a passage from Tannahill’s latest book, Theatre of the Unimpressed (Coach House 2014), a look at the current state of English-language theatre:
Had I become disenchanted with the form I had once fallen so madly in love with as a pubescent, pimple-faced suburban homo with braces? Maybe theatre was like an all-consuming high school infatuation that now, ten years later, I saw as the closeted balding guy with a beer gut he’d become. There were of course those rare moments of transcendence that kept me coming back. But why did they come so few and far between?
September 25: Mary Ruefle
On Friday, September 25, Writers Read will welcome poet Mary Ruefle to Concordia.