Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Drama Canadian

The Age of Minority

Three Solo Plays

by (author) Jordan Tannahill

narrator Pip Dwyer, Rividu Mendis & Christo Graham

Publisher
ECW Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2017
Category
Canadian, Gay & Lesbian, Theater
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781770918382
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price
    $31.99

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Description

 

Three of Jordan Tannahill’s fresh and riveting works are featured in this collection, including Get Yourself Home Skyler James, Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes, and rihannaboi95. Based on a true story, Get Yourself Home Skyler James follows the harrowing journey of a young lesbian who defects from the army when she is outed by fellow soldiers. Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes chronicles the last hour of Peter Fechter’s life, a teenager in East Berlin shot while attempting to cross the Berlin Wall in 1962 with his companion. Finally, the award-winning rihannaboi95 centres around a Toronto teen whose world comes crashing in when YouTube videos of him dancing to songs by his favourite pop heroine go viral. Together these solo plays explore the lives of three queer youth and their resilience in the face of violence and intolerance.

 

About the authors

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

Pip Dwyer's profile page

Rividu Mendis' profile page

Christo Graham's profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award

Editorial Reviews

 

“…one of Canada’s most promising young independent theatre artists.” — Alison Broverman, Toronto Star

 

Other titles by Jordan Tannahill

Other titles by Christo Graham