Tech Across Canada

Tech Across Canada

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DJs combining with visuals at The Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver 2010

In the late winter of 2010 two life-altering things happened to me:

  1. I received my first smartphone.
  2. I received my first ever grant from the Canada Council, which led me to travel across the country studying how different theatres and productions approached the process known as ‘tech’  – when a show moves from the rehearsal room to the theatre. In possession of a digital camera wherever I went for the first time, I took a lot of pictures. Many of which were behind the scenes shots of tech processes.

Below are images from a 5 month period I spent mostly in tech from February-June 2010.

TTC Kim and John

Tear The Curtain Filming – The Arts Club Vancouver

TTC Wigs

Tear The Curtain Filming – The Arts Club, Vancouver

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Tear The Curtain Filming – The Arts Club, Vancouver

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Courageous – The Rice Theatre @ The Citadel, Edmonton

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Courageous – The Rice Theatre @ The Citadel, Edmonton

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Courageous – The Rice Theatre @ The Citadel, Edmonton

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Betrayal – Theatre Calgary, Calgary

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Betrayal – Theatre Calgary, Calgary

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Betrayal – Theatre Calgary, Calgary

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If We Were Birds – Tarragon Theatre, Toronto

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If We Were Birds – Tarragon Theatre, Toronto

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Africa Trilogy, Volcano presented by Luminato, Toronto

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The Wrecking Ball at The Theatre Centre, Toronto

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Tear The Curtain Filming – The Arts Club Vancouver

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About the Author

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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.