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Teaching Wildness

The practice of dance and theatre is full of non-consensual shit, and it begins in the training. In 2012 I started a conversation called Talking,...

Podcasts as Theatre

This is the third in a series of articles capturing the planned conversations and discussions at the inaugural Festival of Live Digital Art (foldA),...

Who does ATP belong to?

In 2015, ATP, then under exclusively female leadership, collapsed under the weight of a global oil crash. I cared a lot about their finances then. I gave as much money as I could to help them through because of their principled mandate and history and only after other members of the community led the way. Obviously, that exercise didn’t give individual donors control over the future operations of the company, but it did compel them forward with our confidence. In political campaign terms, we gave them a mandate to continue. After last week, I’ll bet a lot of us want our money back.

What is Digital Disruption?

This is the second in a series of articles capturing the planned conversations and discussions at the inaugural Festival of Live Digital Art (foldA),...

Many More Stories

So, if technology is, at heart, an expression of social practices, then I think we need to spend some time thinking through what kinds of practices, what models of sociality, are most important to us. And it seems to me that artists and storytellers are uniquely and sensitively attuned to precisely these kinds of questions. We understand that a story simultaneously creates a new kind of abstraction—a new possibility for being in the world—and also has the capacity to represent people in their wholeness and specificity.

Seeking Out Conflict

Winners and Losers is described as “a conversation between lifelong friends”. It is a Governor General award nominated play written by James Long and...

Reconciliation, within ourselves

My relationship to Canada has moved through three phases in my life so far. As a Toronto-area kid, I believed the idea I was told:...

Learning To Love Being “In My Head”: Transitioning From Acting to Management

"Laura is the most cerebral actor I've ever worked with." I'm 20, sitting in a term evaluation interview for my third year of theatre...

The Long, Loud Resonance of Creeps

I first encountered CREEPS in the fall of 2004, during my last year at Memorial University in Newfoundland. One of my fellow theatre nerds...

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