|DNA Theatre's This Is What Happens in Orangeville (1987)|
#CdnCult Times on SpiderWebShow looked at Canadian
performance culture's past, present, and future.
- This week’s #CdnCult Times on the SpiderWebShow focused on The Commons—exploring the role of theatre in creating a “commons” for society to participate in the past, present, and future. Particularly popular among the posts was Michael Healey’s “Why so hostile?” which argued that the knucklehead fights get in the way of the important fights.
- Kelly Nestruck’s Facebook note in response argues that this is a great time to have the fights because of the health of the sector.
- Monday’s “Best of Q” included a re-broadcast of an interview with Christopher Shinn on why we need more actors with disability on screen (and by extension in theatre)
- SpiderWebShow is hosting a cross-country Hackathon on November 15 from 1pm to 4pm—The goal is to create the first community-maintained Canadian online encyclopedia. Ontario venues at press time include Toronto, Ottawa, and Sudbury
- Catch-up on season announcements from Thousand Islands Playhouse, Drayton Entertainment, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, and Upper Canada Playhouse
- On October 30, the laneway behind Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto was officially named to honour Sky Gilbert, their founding Artistic Director
- We’re pleased to welcome Sandra Paquette as our new Executive Assistant, and Rachel Stableford as our new Development Coordinator—both joining us for one year at Theatre Ontario