#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 8

#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 8

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Welcome to The SummerWorks Edition of #CdnCult Times, which asked three artists who are participating in the festival to contribute through different discourses that are supported by the WordPress medium.

Eric Moschopedis and I had an online chat about politics and culture in Canada, which we imported into the site. M. NourbeSe Philip contributed poetry, which we imported as images to ensure the correct layout. Sean Frey and Amy Siegel communicated a narrative about their piece that is primarily image-based.

The resulting edition is analogous to the way The SummerWorks Festival has also grown. The festival has an increasingly national presence, with projects that challenge traditional concepts surrounding form and content in contemporary performance.

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.