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CdnTimes Volume 8, Edition 4: KEEPING THE FAITH

In this edition, we hear from writers who identify their own personal and particular darknesses and how they are working to move through that space. What keeps them going? The first article is from newly minted SpiderWebShow Performance Artistic Director, Michael Wheeler, who writes of the responsibility we all share to transform our cultural institutions into more equitable places.
A messy pile of show programs and post-its. One post-it reads: We have different but similar struggles, and it's only through art like this that I've ever found the words to talk about me. My identity. Thank you for giving me the words.

Finding Faith in Oblivion

I am a gay Christian. You may have heard of us; we’re mythological creatures that live outside the comfort of the church because of our queerness, while also living outside the comfort of the LGBT community because of our bent towards a faith that has so wounded non-heteronormative people. I am also a theatre artist.
A detailed collage of images of faces of murdered black folks, art, and graffiti with words like 'justice for andrea loku'.

Under a Shifting Gaze

Thought Residencies

Carmen Aguirre

https://soundcloud.com/spiderweb-show/carmen-aguirre-thought-6-energy Hi my name is Carmen Aguirre and this is my sixth thought. So, I am wondering how to bring that sense of camaraderie that...
Close shot of Joey's face.

Joey Tremblay

Rhiannon's headshot. Blue hair!

Rhiannon Collett

Milton Lim sitting at a desk, studying something off frame.

Milton Lim

Up close shot of Jajube's beautiful face.

Jajube Mandiela