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 Theatre 503, London.[2] GBS' third production will take place between March 23 and April 10, 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, England.

Plays[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Eyes Catch Fire at Finborough Theatre. Accessed 2009-07-22
  2. ^ [2] Jason Hall listing in doolee.com. Accessed 2009-07-22
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  7. ^ ISBN 1-84002-702-9