How do we move forward from here? Young people know that time is running out, and will no longer be able to avoid the consequences of climate change. They speak to the adults in the audience, holding them to account, questioning the choices they have made and the choices that have not been made, and the decisions that children will be forced to make. What kind of future do they stand to inherit?
Jordan Tannahill is a novelist, playwright, and director of film and theatre. His debut novel, Liminal, won France’s 2021 Prix des Jeunes Libraires. His second novel, The Listeners, was a Canadian national bestseller, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Giller Prize. Jordan Tannahill’s work has been translated into a dozen languages. His plays, performance texts, and productions have been presented at venues including the Young Vic, Sadler’s Wells, Festival d’Avignon, The Kitchen, Lincoln Center, Deutsches Theater, The Volkstheater, Canadian Stage, Festival TransAmériques and on London’s West End. He has twice won Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama: in 2014 for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays, and in 2018 for his plays Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom.
As a filmmaker, his work has been presented at international festivals. His virtual reality performance Draw Me Close, produced by the National Theatre and the National Film Board of Canada, was presented at the Tribeca Film Festival and Venice Biennale in 2017, and ran at London’s Young Vic in 2019.
Suggested content guidance:
Recommended for ages 13+
• Strong language