Jason Hall (playwright)

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Jason Hall (born 1978) is a Canadian playwright. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Queen's University, King's College London, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Eyes Catch Fire, his first full-length play, won Canada's Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition in 2003. It was subsequently produced at the Finborough Theatre, London in 2004 and was selected as a Time Out Critics' Choice.[1]

GBS, his second play, was first produced at Toronto's Factory Theatre in 2004 as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Its second production was in 2006 at Theatre503, London.[2] GBS' third production took place in March–April 2010 at New York's off-Broadway Kirk Theatre on Theatre Row.[3]

Stand Sentry, a short film adapted from his play of the same name, premiered at the Strasbourg International Film Festival on August 31, 2009.[4]

In 2005, he was selected by the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme to attend the World Interplay Festival in Australia.[5] Later that year, he was chosen by the British Council's Visiting Arts programme to spend three months in residence at El Teatro Libre in Bogotá, Colombia.[6]

He currently resides in London, UK.


  • Africa Calls
  • Avian Citizen
  • Eyes Catch Fire
  • GBS [7]
  • Insurgency
  • Stand Sentry
  • 10, 11, 12 Third Floor

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Eyes Catch Fire at Finborough Theatre. Accessed 2009-07-22
  2. ^ [2] Archived 2016-09-23 at the Wayback Machine Jason Hall listing in doolee.com. Accessed 2009-07-22
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-03. Retrieved 2009-07-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Strasbourg International Film Festival - Comedic Shorts". www.strasbourgfilmfest.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12.
  5. ^ "Jason Hall - complete guide to the Playwright and Plays". www.doollee.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-12.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-04. Retrieved 2009-07-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Hall, Jason (2006). GBS. ISBN 1-84002-702-9.