#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 6

#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 6


The Magnetic North Festival took place in Halifax and Dartmouth from June 19-29 this year. Every second year the festival takes place in Ottawa, while it takes over a different town or city in Canada on odd years. This model affords the festival the ability to be ‘national’ in a unique way, representing the capital and bringing a physical a presence to different Canadian communities, while presenting work from across the country.

As we strive to run a website with a national perspective, it seemed natural to have an edition that focused on ‘Mag North’. Amanda Campbell writes on what the festival was like for someone who lives there, while Philip McKee and Rose Plotek open up the process that brought their show LEAR to the festival. Meanwhile, Charles Ketchabaw gives us a taste of what Fixtpoint is up to as they move across the country with their Tale of a Town ‘storymobile’.

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.