#CdnCult Times; Volume 4, Edition 2

#CdnCult Times; Volume 4, Edition 2


Welcome to the first edition of #CdnCult Times to be guest-curated.

As part of SpiderWebShow’s role presenting the ‘From Where I Stand’ forum on Canadian Theatre at The National Theatre School, Sarah Garton Stanley and myself worked with directing students Carly Chamberlain and Tanya Rintoul to create the event and social design that accompanied it. The final element of this design is this edition.

Tanya and Carly discuss their observations about the ideas presented and you can also find the video archive of the forum in their article, playwright and forum speaker Annabel Soutar contributes observations from her 5 minute talk, and NTS design student Alexandra Lord reflects on the importance of dialogue and ideas to push the medium forward. Thanks to the school and Howlround for providing incredible venues and resources off and online at SpiderWebShow’s first livestreamed event.

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.