#CdnCult Times; Volume 2, Edition 2

#CdnCult Times; Volume 2, Edition 2


This volume is all about barriers in the/to the theatre.

Barriers to speaking about the state theatre in Canada, barriers to talking about our own work with each other, barriers to early career artists practicing their craft.

Our Geographic Correspondents look at this issue from 3 disparate corners of the country. I decide to get my own feedback on the play I just closed, publicly, from a playwright and a dramaturg I have worked with before. In Vancouver, Christine Quintana raises an even bigger question than how do emerging artists get work: How to overcome the barriers that prevent you from being good at theatre?

Collectively these pieces represent a smattering of barriers, broadly speaking, to theatrical communication. I am fond of this volume as each article hopefully breaks these barriers down a little bit.

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.