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