Photo Credit: Andrew Myers


By Jordan Tannahill

In Declarations, acclaimed playwright-director Jordan Tannahill reckons with his mother’s mortality, and his own, through a joyful and moving attempt to capture the objects, sensations, and experiences that makes up a life. Through a lyrical text and physical score of choreographed gestures, 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 sensations, memories, and voices asserting that here lived, for a time, a woman.

(Tannahill is) the poster child of a new generation of (theatre? film? dance?) artists for whom 'interdisciplinary' is not a buzzword, but a way of life.

The Globe and MailJ. Kelly Nestruck

Production Details

5 Performers

75 minutes

By Jordan Tannahill

Production History

Jordan Tannahill’s Declarations will premiere at Canadian Stage and run from January 23 – February 11, 2018

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