#CdnCult Times; Volume 2, Edition 9

#CdnCult Times; Volume 2, Edition 9

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The role of elders in our theatrical ecosystem gets extensive exploration in this week’s edition.

”Elder Up” writes Yvette Nolan,who connects elders to arts who are asking hard questions; SFU theatre student Steffi Munshaw goes full-elder, dramaturging a play by Michael Hollingsworth for director DD Kugler; and Theatre Replacement Co-AD James Long has been watching movies with 65-year-olds and staging their conversations about them.

In all, it speaks to a relatively healthy discourse and relationship between generations. The revolution against the gerontocracy may be referred to committee for further study.

Michael Wheeler
Editor-in-Chief: #CdnCult Times

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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.