If you are worried about things like Equity, Climate Change, Refugees, Data-based Decision-making, Electoral Reform, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and a host of other social justice issues – it’s hard not to feel like in Canada we are turning a corner at the end of the year.
When we look back on these halcyon Sunny Ways Days (aka before the inevitable fall from grace) the feeling can be encapsulated in 7 syllables from Prime Minister Trudeau on why gender equity was important in his cabinet (sparking a legit #cdnpoli Gangster Meme in the process):
Given this newfound optimism, we asked three Canadian theatre artists to reflect on their resolutions and hopes for 2016. In Toronto, Jiv Parasram makes an argument for this to be The Year of No More Open Letters. From Ottawa, Sarah Garton Stanley unpacks the nature of original thought in an increasingly online and connected era. Vancouver’s Christine Quintana reflects on resolutions past and her changing priorities as a socially engaged theatre artist in 2016.
What do you resolve to make happen next year? Because its 2016. *Drop internal gangster beat soundtrack*.
Adrienne Wong & Michael Wheeler
Co-Editors: #CdnCult V6E5