About the Experiments

    About the Experiments


    Welcome to the research wing of the SpiderWebShow. Here, we are attempting experiments to determine how the mutability of virtual time and space can be used as a tool to create exceptional theatre experiences. Our inaugural batch of experiments are approached using common online tools and networks in service of a theatrical sensibility: story, character, conflict and action. If nothing else, in this space we choose to follow Samuel Beckett’s directive to “fail and fail better.” But if something more, we hope you will join with us to create new portals and spaces for theatrical expression. It may sound like research but we are betting on it becoming like theatre.

    Adrienne Wong,
    Head of Research Experiments
    & Sarah Garton Stanley,
    Artistic Director, SpiderWebShow



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    About the Author

    With firm footing in performing arts practice and community building, I'm curious and passionate about change, systems, and participation. I'm a producer and an artist. I value collaboration, efficiency, and resourcefulness. Currently Artistic Director of Kingston-based SpiderWebShow Performance, which includes co-curating and producing the Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA). During eight years as Artistic Producer of Neworld Theatre, I collaborated with colleagues to found PL 1422, a shared rehearsal and administration hub in East Vancouver, as well as shepherding the creation and production of over 80 live events – including a series of 11 "podplays" audio plays before podplays were cool. In 2015, I was the inaugural artist in residence on CBC Radio’s q based on my digital project The Apology Generator. My formal training is in arts creation and producing, and I have practical experience managing production projects, festivals, and special events. I'm functionally bilingual in English and French. I'm a parent, a gardener, a cook and have recently started running.