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Podcasts as Theatre

An array of individuals gathered at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario for a panel on Canadaland, the Canadian...

Who does ATP belong to?

In 2015, ATP, then under exclusively female leadership, collapsed under the weight of a global oil crash. I cared a lot about their finances then. I gave as much money as I could to help them through because of their principled mandate and history and only after other members of the community led the way. Obviously, that exercise didn’t give individual donors control over the future operations of the company, but it did compel them forward with our confidence. In political campaign terms, we gave them a mandate to continue. After last week, I’ll bet a lot of us want our money back.

What is Digital Disruption?

It’s 2018. Doug Ford is Premier, Donald Trump is President, Stephen Colbert reports more facts than Fox News, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could be the youngest...

Many More Stories

So, if technology is, at heart, an expression of social practices, then I think we need to spend some time thinking through what kinds of practices, what models of sociality, are most important to us. And it seems to me that artists and storytellers are uniquely and sensitively attuned to precisely these kinds of questions. We understand that a story simultaneously creates a new kind of abstraction—a new possibility for being in the world—and also has the capacity to represent people in their wholeness and specificity.

Seeking Out Conflict

Winners and Losers is described as “a conversation between lifelong friends”. It is a Governor General award nominated play written by James Long and...

Reconciliation, within ourselves

My relationship to Canada has moved through three phases in my life so far. As a Toronto-area kid, I believed the idea I was told:...

Learning To Love Being “In My Head”: Transitioning From Acting to Management

"Laura is the most cerebral actor I've ever worked with." I'm 20, sitting in a term evaluation interview for my third year of theatre...

The Long, Loud Resonance of Creeps

I first encountered CREEPS in the fall of 2004, during my last year at Memorial University in Newfoundland. One of my fellow theatre nerds...

Training Actors

How many directors does it take to screw in a light bulb? I don’t know. What do you think? What I like about this joke is...

What’s Fair?

In the arts, we love fairness. We talk endlessly about what it is, and are outraged when we feel it isn’t enacted as we...