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 engages deeply with the Deaf, disability and Mad arts community, and attempts to grapple with the idea of inclusion.
Phase 1: The Summit is an intimate meeting place between artistic leaders from the milieu and empowered institutional representatives who act as listeners and respondents throughout the session.
Phase 2: The Study is a larger gathering of invested artists, leaders, students and specialists who together explore the breadth and scope of the work in view.
Phase 3: The Public Event (The Repast / The Republic of Inclusion) is a performative and event-based sharing of ideas with the broader theatrical community: academic, artistic, independent and institutional.
“The Cycle is intended as a way to make Canadian Theatre better.” Jillian Keiley, Artistic Director, NAC English Theatre, from her opening remarks at the 2016 Summit