"In May, I attended the PACT (Professional Association of Canadian Theatres) conference in Calgary. Over the course of one of our lunch breaks, we were invited to an information session presented by the Canada Council (Theatre Section) on a new program called New Chapter. I invite you to visit the Council’s website to find out more.
The response in the room (where sat about 150 members of the theatre community from coast to coast to coast) was not what one would expect, given the fact that this is new money, money in addition to what we normally have access to. The response was anywhere from cool to negative, certainly not excited. I too struggled between feelings of confusion and anger, but I couldn‘t find a way to articulate how I was feeling and why.
Below is an article written by Kim Selody, currently the Artistic Director Presentation House Theatre and who was a Canada Council Program Officer in Theatre from 2006 to 2011. Kim has managed to capture my thoughts and feelings about this new program. I thank him for it and share it with you today."
New Chapter by Jordan Wieben | Jun 28, 2016 | Blog | 0 comments In May, I attended the PACT (Professional Association of Canadian Theatres) conference in Calgary. Over the course of one of our lunch breaks, we were invited to an information session presented by the Canada Council (Theatre Section) o...
“Masculinity never exists by itself. It exists in relation to femininity”
Joy writes the flip side of her blog entry on the definition of "feminine" with the other side of the story, reminding us how damaging gender stereotypes affect both men and women, and how both need to be part of the solution. ... See MoreSee Less
Masculinity and Beyond by Joy | Jun 10, 2016 | Blog, Uncategorised | I recently wrote a blog post about the limited definition of “femininity” and how it reinforces the gendered stereotypes of submissive women and dominant men. It was a useful exercise, but I realized that there was a huge gap in th...