#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 2

#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 2


Welcome to an Edition of #CdnCult Times dedicated to changes required to move Canadian Theatre forwards. For all of the accomplishments we celebrate, there is much more to achieve.

Obsidian Theatre Artistic Director expands upon the diversity gap between what we see on our stages and who lives in our communities, Praxis Theatre Artistic Producer Aislinn Rose elaborates on an unethical approach to engaging in advocacy with The Harper Government, and National Arts Centre Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley relates how our theatre must include Indigenous stories to be a truly Canadian theatre.

None of these challenges have simple answers, which is why they persist. Acknowledgement is the first step to taking action, and I urge you to read and consider each with a mind towards what needs to happen next.

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.