Two of Canada's most exciting interdisciplinary writers reveal their discarded ideas for books, plays and artworks—why they were initially drawn to them, why they rejected them, what they might do with them now, or even what the other might imagine doing with them.
Jacob Wren makes literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include: Families Are Formed Through Copulation, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed, Polyamorous Love Song and Rich and Poor. As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances: En français comme en anglais, it'''s easy to criticize, Individualism Was A Mistake, The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information and Every Song I've Ever Written. He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art.
Read Jade Colbert's Globe and Mail review of Polyamorous Love Song here.
Jordan Tannahill is a playwright, theatre director and filmmaker. In collaboration with William Ellis, Jordan runs the alternative art space Videofag, out of a defunct barbershop in Toronto's Kensington Market. His plays have been presented across Canada, and his films have been exhibited at venues such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the British Film Institute. Jordan received the 2014 Governor General's Award for Drama for his book Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays, the 2014 John Hirsch Prize for directing and Dora Awards for his plays rihannaboi95 in 2013 and Concord Floral in 2015. A double-bill of his plays, Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom, will premiere at Canadian Stage this April, and Marienbad, his duet with Christopher House, will premiere at Toronto Dance Theatre in May.
Read Simon Lewsen's Walrus profile of Jordan Tannahill here.