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Concord Floral

by (author) Jordan Tannahill

Publisher
Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2016
Category
Canadian, Gay & Lesbian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781770914957
    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
    List Price
    $17.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770914971
    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
    List Price
    $12.99

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Description

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.

About the author

Jordan Tannahill is a playwright and filmmaker currently living between his hometown of Ottawa and London, UK. His work has been presented in theatres and festivals across Canada and internationally. He won the 2014 Governor General's Award for Drama for his book Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays and was shortlisted for the prize again in 2016 for Concord Floral (also a recipient of the 2015 Carol Bolt Award). Tannahill's book Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama (2015) was called "essential reading for anyone interested in the state of contemporary theatre and performance" by The Globe and Mail, and is on the curriculum of several North American universities. Tannahill has been described in the press as "the future of Canadian theatre" (NOW Magazine), "the hottest name in Canadian theatre" (Montreal Gazette), and "the posterchild of a new generation for whom 'interdisciplinary' is not a buzzword but a way of life" (The Globe and Mail).

Jordan Tannahill's profile page

Awards

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

Editorial 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

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

“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

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