#CdnCult Times; Volume 1, Edition 1

#CdnCult Times; Volume 1, Edition 1


Welcome to the inaugural edition of the #CdnCult Times.

Each Monday Tuesday, #CdnCult Times will publish a new set of posts about Canadian culture, theatre and the internet. Meanwhile, the tweet streams below will be constantly updated with the latest tweets tagged #cdncult and #cdntheatrethrowback.

In this week’s edition, we jump right into the core question that drove us to create this internetspace: Is it possible to have a National Theatre in Canada?

Through Sasha Kovac’s Theatre History class at Ryerson University, our Geographic Correspondents from West/North/East, and Sarah Garton Stanley and myself on how and why this space exists – we touch on the difficulties and possibilities of what a National Theatre means in a massive and diverse place during a digital age that changes the context and limitations of geography.

Michael Wheeler – Editor-in-Chief #CdnCult Times



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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.