The Thought Residencies

Welcome to The Thought Residencies!

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. 

This season, hear four long-form conversations between artists about theatre, creation, and community. All hosted by b Current Artistic Director and FOLDA Co-Curator, Marcel Stewart. Tune in this November on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

The 2023 cohort of Thought Residents includes Sébastien Heins (creator/performer of No Save Points); Shayna Jones (Black + Rural Project); Lisa Karen Cox (director and educator); Tianna Edwards (Keeping Up With Kingston); Dr. Pratim Sengupta (FOLDA 2023 Thinker-In-Residence); Owais Lightwala (Assistant Professor in the Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University, co-creator of Manifesto for Now); and Thought Residency founder Sarah Garton Stanley (VP of Programming at Arts Commons, co-creator of Manifesto for Now). 

Carmen Aguirre

Close shot of Joey's face.

Joey Tremblay

Rhiannon's headshot. Blue hair!

Rhiannon Collett

Milton Lim sitting at a desk, studying something off frame.

Milton Lim

David Yee

Yvette Nolan

Beatriz Pizano

Tristan D. Lalla

Sean Devine

Kim Collier

Ravi Jain

Peter Hinton

Mieko Ouchi

Susan Leblanc

Ker Wells

Denise Clarke