Our first cycle engaged deeply with Indigenous theatre, taking us to Banff and then to Manitoulin Island. We convened Indigenous leaders, artists and students from across the country.
The second cycle dove deep into the intersections within the Deaf, disability and Mad arts community, and grappled with the idea of creative practice and inclusion.
Phase 1: The Summit is an intimate gathering between inspirational leaders and empowered institutional representatives. It acts as a springboard to a larger more in depth look in phase 2 and 3.
Phase 2: The Study is a larger gathering where artists, scientists, leaders of all kinds and students come together to develop and explore theme-based performance practices.
Phase 3: The Public Event (The Repast / The Republic of Inclusion/Psychedelic Symposium) is a performative and event-based sharing of ideas with the broader theatrical community: academic, artistic, scientific, independent and institutional. It has come to be known as a Psychedelic Symposium.
“The Cycle is intended as a way to make Canadian Theatre stronger.”- Jillian Keiley, Artistic Director, NAC English Theatre, from her opening remarks at Summit 2016