The Thought Residencies are back!

The Thought Residencies are back!


The Thought Residencies are short grapplings from Canadian theatre folks sharing their thoughts, ideas, and feelings about art, performance or whatever is on their mind.

Launched in 2014 by the visionary (and SWS co-founder) Sarah Garton Stanley, the Thought Residences were one of SpiderWebShow Performances first forays into a new kind of digital performance.

After a year-long hiatus, the Thought Residencies return  in partnership with b current Performing Arts Co. and curated by b current Artistic Director and SWS’ Artistic Associate Marcel Stewart.

Between November 17th and December 8th, we’re bringing you a series of informal conversations with some of the country’s most exciting and innovative artistic minds. Each week, the Thought Residencies will experiment with a different platform, from Discord to IG Live, and beyond. Join us for conversations that use the intersection of art and culture as a launchpad for discussion about Canadian theatre now.



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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.