POST EDEN

POST EDEN
A live film by Jordan Tannahill

Inspired by interviews conducted with residents of Neighbourly Lane in Richmond Hill, On., Post Eden is a multimedia fantasia in which a teenage girl exhumes her dead family dog to break a curse that has befallen them. Playing out over the course of a single day, it is a quiet and surreal story about our search for redemption and meaning in our everyday lives. Actors onstage interact with their filmic selves in disarming ways and the lines between documentary and fantasy, the quotidian and the magical, blur. 

Featuring Lindsey Clark, Sascha Cole, Sean Dixon, Linnea Swan, and Kevin Jake Walker
Cinematography by Sam Lebel-Wong
Set Design by Rae Powell

Lighting Design by CJ Astronomo
Stage Management by Laura Hendrickson
Produced by Naomi Skwarna


PERFORMANCES

May 7 - 9, 2015
Ontario Scene Festival
National Arts Centre of Canada, Ottawa

January 3 – 13, 2013

Next Stage Theatre Festival
Factory Studio Theatre, Toronto

August 5-15, 2010
SummerWorks Festival
Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
 
AWARDS
ContraGuys Award for 'Best New Work' - SummerWorks 2010
2013 Dora Award Nomination for 'Best New Play' in the Independent Theatre Division
'Top 10 Canadian Productions of 2013' - The Globe and Mail
 
PRESS
“Post Eden... is a theatre/film hybrid that redeems the idea of mixing media. It helps that its talented young director, Jordan Tannahill, has written an achingly honest and unadorned script as its base." - Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail (2013)

“In a festival full of rather traditional ensemble dramas, the prospect of a “live film” stands out like a cellphone ringing in a dark theatre.” 9/10 - Carly Maga, The Grid TO (2013)

“Writer/director Jordan Tannahill subtly mixes everyday actions and dialogue with surreal experiences, suggesting that life in the suburbs isn’t quite as sedate as we think. NNNN - Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine (2010)

“An incredibly original production that mingles video with live theatre, documentary with fiction, and animal with human, Post-Eden totally gets its liminality on, and totally rocks it.”    - The Torontoist (2010)

“Vivid storytelling, tangible characters, and video add many a layer to a subtle and gently delivered story about a broken marriage, platonic teenage romance, and a dead dog with a restless soul. A truly hypnotic piece of theatre” - Justin Haigh, Plank Magazine (2010) 

“Sleeping dogs wake in Jordan Tannahill’s artful multimedia production. Tannahill gets sublimely authentic performances out of the cast...” 4.5/5 stars - Theatromania (2013)