#CdnCult Times; Volume 4, Edition 10

#CdnCult Times; Volume 4, Edition 10


We changed editorial focus of this edition to remember the theatre artists who died in the February 10th car crash that took the lives of Narcissse Blood, Michael Green, Lacy Morin-Desjarlais  and Michele Sereda. Originally, this edition’s focus was ‘endings’ in the theatre – looking at those theatre companies that for whatever reason had decided to stop, retire, or move on to new things.

We’re still contemplating endings, but no longer the kind we have a say over. All of us at SpiderWebShow agreed the nature of how we communicate and are joined online has led this tragedy to be felt strongly in theatre communities across the country. This could be experienced through mainstream media, and also through social media posts from friends, family and colleagues who knew them well, some of which we have attempted to capture on a memorial page.

This edition can only add a few more to these voices. Our small part in this collective remembering of the awful loss of four dedicated theatre and change-makers.

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.