Called a “multimedia mass for a modern age,” Bigger Than Jesus is a multi-faceted examination of Christianity in the light of popular culture and the media. After three years of development, Bigger Than Jesus premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto’s Factory Theatre on November 18, 2004, and is now poised for an international tour.
News & Reviews
“Loaded with humour, dramatic intensity and even moments of horror… There isn’t a more invigorating, thoughtful and exciting piece of theatre in Toronto.” —NOW Magazine
“… [Bigger Than Jesus] leads the audience from the blessing to the benediction in what could be the most entertaining mass ever.” —ffwd Weekly, Calgary
About the Author
Daniel Brooks is an accomplished director, writer, actor, and teacher, considered to be one of Canada’s foremost theatre artists. He has been co-director of the Augusta Company and da da camera, and Artistic Director of Toronto’s Necessary Angel Theatre Company. Daniel’s plays include The Return of Pokey Jones, The Noam Chomsky Lectures (with Guillermo Verdecchia, The Lorca Play (with Daniel MacIvor, Here Lies Henry (with MacIvor,) Insomnia (with Verdecchia,) This is What Happens Next (with MacIvor,) The Aleph (with Diego Matamoros,) 40 Days and Forty Nights (with Kim Collier,) and The Full Light of Day (with Collier). Brooks has won several awards, including the Chalmers Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award, the Edinburgh Fringe First Award, and the Capital Critics Circle Award. In 2001, he received the first Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.
Rick Miller is a Toronto-based Dora and Gemini award-winning writer/ director/ performer/ musician/ educator who has worked in five languages on five continents, and who Entertainment Weekly called “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”. Rick’s plays include Bigger Than Jesus, MacHomer, Boom and Boom X, as well as large-scale multimedia adaptations of The Jungle Book and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.