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Climate change

Reimagining the footprint of Canadian Theatre

The 2019-20 Final Cycle: Climate Change

The Final Cycle engages deeply with the facts of Climate Change, and grapples with how the performing arts can respond. NAC English Theatre launches the Final Cycle at the Banff Centre in April 2019. The third and final Cycle concludes in June of 2020. In a grand adventure in emissions reduction and new practice, seven Hub Spaces (five Canadian Centres and two international locales) will digitally house creative meet-ups and workshops across distance.  This is a larger gathering where artists, scientists, leaders of all kinds, and students “come together” to develop and explore theme-based performance practices occurring over ten days, culminating in a performative and event-based sharing of ideas with the broader theatrical community: academic, artistic, scientific, independent and institutional. This final performance, happening concurrently in 7 locations and being broadcast wherever broadband permits, will be known as the Psychedelic Symposium.

For more in-depth information about Summit 2019 look for the report (available by August 1, 2019).

Part 1: Summit 2019


In April 2019, NAC English Theatre, in partnership with the Banff Centre and several key organizations, gathers together nine Inspirers from Canada, USA, Australia and the UK for a three-day conversation about the costs of Climate Change and how we might reimagine the footprint of Canadian theatre. This final Cycle is co-curated by Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre Sarah Garton Stanley and playwright, translator and Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, Chantal Bilodeau. Cultural leaders from across Canada join the conversation. The NAC gratefully acknowledges the partnership of the Banff Centre and the collaborating support of the Stratford Festival, as well as the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Council and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Part 2: Study 2020


Details to come.

Part 3: HubSpace


Details to come.