Blackface in Québec. An Anglo (@MartinPatriquin) explains: http://t.co/a3VWCUm1kr And a Franco (me) http://t.co/7WKjxsdYrb
— Patrick Lagacé (@kick1972) January 17, 2015
SpiderWebShow AD Sarah Stanley was a lot more involved in this issue because we talked a lot about it, tweeted about it, and sent a lot of links and update to one another about it. And we both sent a lot of emails in an effort to find opposing opinions to the ones that are held in this edition. At the end of the day we realized that the other side always finds a way to be heard and that the right side often doesn’t. So we curated an issue that spoke to the side of the issue that seemed to us to be both in the right and under-heard.
And besides we are not reporters. We are theatre makers who are interested in how theatre gets made. This is an important issue because traditions and conventions are there for a reason. But conventions need to be questioned and ultimately rejected if they stop contributing to good theatre, and in this instance of blackface, this “tradition”, this convention, no longer works.
Michael Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief: #CdnCult Times
Sarah Garton Stanley, Artistic Director: SpiderWebShow