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Bigger than Jesus

by (author) Daniel Brooks & Rick Miller

Publisher
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2005
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780920486863
    Publish Date
    Jun 2005
    List Price
    $14.95

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Weaving together the Catholic liturgy, the gospels, and good old-fashioned Bible-thumpin', Bigger Than Jesus is a funny and poignant multi-media mass that questions the mysteries of life and the thorny crown of Christianity.

About the authors

Daniel Brooks has worked as a director writer, actor, producer, and teacher. He is a mainstay of this countryâ??s theatre, working with a network of Ontario-based writers, playwrights, and directors who virtually define the current scene (Guillermo Verdecchia, Daniel MacIvor, and John Mighton among them). He has been co-director of the Augusta Company and da da kamera, and playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre. He is currently Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company.

Among his works as a writer are The Return of Pokey Jones (Poor Alex Theatre, 1985), The Noam Chomsky Lectures (with Verdecchia, Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1992), The Lorca Play (with MacIvor, Theatre Centre, 1992), Here Lies Henry (with MacIvor, Buddies in Bad Times, 1996), and Insomnia (with Verdecchia, Theatre Centre, 1997).

He has also directed several works, notably MacIvorâ??s House (1992), Mightonâ??s Possible Worlds (1998), Faust (Tarragon Theatre, 1999), Soulpepperâ??s production of Becketâ??s Endgame (1999), and Mightonâ??s Half Life.

Daniel has won several awards, including the Chalmers (for Noam Chomsky, Here Lies Henry, House), the Dora Mavor Moore Award three times for directing, the Edinburgh Fringe First Award (Here Lies Henry); and has been nominated for the Governor Generalâ??s Literary Award (Noam Chomsky). In October 2000, he won the Capital Critics Circle Award for his direction of Possible Worlds. In October 2001, he received the first Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.

Daniel has also worked in film, notably with Bruce McDonald (whose film Highway 61 was inspired by Pokey.)

His highly innovative work has travelled across Canada and around the world. He is married to Jennifer Ross. They have two daughters, and live in Toronto.

Daniel Brooks' profile page

Rick Miller was trained as an architect, actor, and singer, and has performed in three languages on four continents. As the Artistic Director of WYRD Productions, he has created and performed the award-winning shows Art?, Slightly Bent, Into the Ring (with playwright Dawson Nichols), and the worldwide hit MacHomer. He is one of Canada’s most respected multi-disciplinary performers, with credits ranging from classical theatre to the avant-garde, from musicals to live comedy, from voice work to film and television. Miller has also worked extensively with internationally renowned director Robert Lepage on such plays as La Géométrie des Miracles and ZuluTime (co-created with Peter Gabriel), and on the film Possible Worlds.

Rick Miller's profile page

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