A deeply personal new play by Jordan Tannahill about mortality and the fragments that constitute a life. This is a pressed bruise. This is Greta Garbo's smile. 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.
Jordan Tannahill is a Canadian playwright and filmmaker. His work has been presented at major theatres and festivals across his home country and internationally. He received the 2014 Governor General's Award for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays and was shortlisted again in 2016 for Concord Floral.