Artistic Director and Creative Catalyst

Artistic Director and Creative Catalyst




Beginning January 15 2017, SpiderWebShow will transition to a new structure with Michael Wheeler as Full-Time Artistic Director and Sarah Garton Stanley as Creative Catalyst. The two are currently co-teachers of IDIS 410: Contemporary Cultural Performance in Practice at Queen’s University as part of SpiderWebShow Performance’s Residency there.



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About the Author


Michael is Artistic Director of SpiderWebShow, which he co-created with Creative Catalyst Sarah Garton Stanley. He was previously Executive Director and Transformation Designer of Generator, where he led the transition from a fee-for-service model named STAF, to the current capacity-building model it operates on.
Since 2003, he has run Toronto-based Praxis Theatre, with which he has directed 14 plays and curated several festivals while writing for and running performance-based websites. He teaches regularly at The National Theatre School and Queen’s University, where SpiderWebShow is currently in residence.