#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 9

#CdnCult Times; Volume 3, Edition 9


This edition is all about work.

If you make theatre, you probably use that word a lot. It’s a lot of work to make work. And you might have to work somewhere else while you’re making your work. In general, we (theatre artists) work a lot. I might even go so far as to write that looking around in my mid-30s, my non independently wealthy colleagues that remain in theatre are people who have developed an extraordinary capacity for work.

With this in mind, here’s an edition devoted entirely what to what work means for theatre artists today. Deborah Pearson writes from the a free venue she runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, Adrienne Wong from Vancouver where they are having a whole conference about what Mega Events like Cultural Olympiads have on cultural communities, and Sarah Garton Stanley proposes an intervention with herself and her own work habits.

Hope you will take a break from your own work to read along.

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.