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Boscombe

THEATRE; Is My Microphone On?

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 their choices & the choices they have not made, and the decisions that children will be forced to make.

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THEATRE; Is My Microphone On?
THEATRE; Is My Microphone On?

Time & Location

18 Mar 2023, 16:00 – 17:00

Boscombe, 643 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AP, UK

About the Event

Black Cherry's Brand New Senior Youth Theatre present their first National Theatre Connections Play with seven young people between 12yrs and 16yrs from local schools asking.."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?

In 2023 Is My Microphone On? will also be produced by youth theatre groups across Sweden, as part of Länk’s national festival, culminating in performances on 22 April – Earth Day.

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. Jordan Tannahill has also worked in dance, choreographing and performing with Christopher House in Marienbad for the Toronto Dance Theatre, and writing the text for Akram Khan’s dance pieces Xenos and Outwitting the Devil, both currently touring internationally.

From 2008 to 2016, he wrote and directed plays through his theatre company Suburban Beast. The company’s work was staged in theatres, art galleries, and found spaces, often with non-traditional collaborators like night-shift workers, frat boys, preteens and employees of Toronto’s famed Honest Ed’s discount emporium. From 2012 to 2016, in collaboration with William Ellis, Tannahill ran the alternative art space Videofag out of their home in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighbourhood. The Videofag Book was published by Book*hug Press in 2017.

In 2019, CBC Arts named Tannahill as one of 69 LGBTQ Canadians, living or deceased, who has shaped the country’s history.

Suggested content guidance:

Recommended for ages 13+

· Strong language

Directed by Rachel Maddix 

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