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Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020) Symposium
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Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020) Symposium

A Virtual Reality Symposium for Canadian artists and XR technologists, exploring creation and performance in XR

Friday 2 October to Saturday 10 October
Canada
Livestreaming culturecapital:online LUKE REECE vs DANI FECKO
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Livestreaming culturecapital:online LUKE REECE vs DANI FECKO

Two players compete online for sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game

Tuesday 27 October 2020
Canada
culturecapital:online JENNA RODGERS vs MADDIE BAUTISTA
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culturecapital:online JENNA RODGERS vs MADDIE BAUTISTA

Two players compete online for sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game

Wednesday 30 September 2020
Canada
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Livestreaming culturecapital:online LUKE REECE vs DANI FECKO
Video

Livestreaming culturecapital:online LUKE REECE vs DANI FECKO

Two players compete online for sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game

Tuesday 27 October 2020
Canada

Presenting the fourth round of culturecapital:online LUKE REECE vs DANI FECKO livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC-7) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9 p.m. EDT (Toronto, UTC-4) / Thursday 21 May 10:00 KST (Seoul, UTC+9) / 13:00 NZST (Auckland, UTC+12).

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Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020) Symposium
Video

Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020) Symposium

A Virtual Reality Symposium for Canadian artists and XR technologists, exploring creation and performance in XR

Friday 2 October to Saturday 10 October
Canada

Toasterlab presented the symposium Performance and XR 2020 (PXR2020) livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Friday 2 October to Saturday 10 October 2020.

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culturecapital:online JENNA RODGERS vs MADDIE BAUTISTA
Video

culturecapital:online JENNA RODGERS vs MADDIE BAUTISTA

Two players compete online for sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game

Wednesday 30 September 2020
Canada

The third round of culturecapital:online JENNA RODGERS vs MADDIE BAUTISTA livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC-7) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9 p.m. EDT (Toronto, UTC-4) / Thursday 21 May 10:00 KST (Seoul, UTC+9) / 13:00 NZST (Auckland, UTC+12).

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culturecapital:online MARK HOPKINS vs RALPH ESCAMILLAN
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culturecapital:online MARK HOPKINS vs RALPH ESCAMILLAN

Two players compete online for sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game

Wednesday 2 September 2020
Canada

The second round of culturecapital:online MARK HOPKINS vs RALPH ESCAMILLAN livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 2 September 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC-7) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9 p.m. EDT (Toronto, UTC-4) / Thursday 21 May 10:00 KST (Seoul, UTC+9) / 13:00 NZST (Auckland, UTC+12).

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This Is How We Cripped It
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This Is How We Cripped It

12 August 2020

Debbie Patterson talks about the barriers faced by artists with disabilities and how creative teams can “crip” the work—embracing the disruptions created by disability to open up previously unimagined possibilities.

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Anti-Oppression in the Performing Arts LAB with Lavie Williams
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Anti-Oppression in the Performing Arts LAB with Lavie Williams

A two hour learning session guiding performers to consider how whiteness, tokenization, appropriation and allyship manifest in their arts practices

Thursday 9 July 2020
Kingston, Ontario

Kingston Circus Arts and anARC Theatre presented Anti-Oppression in the Performing Arts LAB with Lavie Williams livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 8 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 10 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 11 a.m. EDT (Kingston, UTC-4).

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SEGAL TALKS: Émilie Monnet and Greg Hill
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SEGAL TALKS: Émilie Monnet and Greg Hill

An update on the situation for theatre artists in Canada

Tuesday 7 July 2020
Canada

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS: Émilie Monnet and Greg Hill livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 7 July 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

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Shuffling Performance Discourse
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Shuffling Performance Discourse

22 June 2020

Milton Lim and Patrick Blenkarn talk about culturecapital, their arts trading card game that offers a window into the complex relationships artists have with public funding, being socially relevant, and navigating a rapidly changing landscape of ethics, politics, and economics within the arts.

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The Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Final Presentations
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The Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Final Presentations

Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers

Friday 19 June 2020
Toronto, Canada

ToasterLab presented a Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Final Presentations livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 19 June 2020 at 9 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

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FOLDA — Festival of Live Digital Art 2020
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FOLDA — Festival of Live Digital Art 2020

Bringing you to the forefront of Canada’s most innovative live performances

Tuesday 2 June and Wednesday 10 June through Saturday 13 June 2020
Canada

SpiderWebShow Performance presented FOLDA - The Festival of Live Digital Art 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 2 June and Wednesday 10 June to Saturday 13 June 2020.

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The Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Kickoff
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The Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Kickoff

Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers

Saturday 13 June 2020
Toronto, Canada

ToasterLab presented a Mixed Reality Performance Hack (tMoRPH) Kickoff livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 13 June 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 17:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

A theatre stage door, open to a sunset. The words The Green Rooms on the brick wall.
The Green Rooms: The Earth is Watching…Let’s Act
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The Green Rooms: The Earth is Watching…Let’s Act

A deep dive into the most urgent question of our time: How do we engage with the climate crisis and can theatre be part of the solution?

Wednesday 10 June to Friday 12 June 2020
Canada

NAC English Theatre in partnership with The Canada Council for the Arts, and FOLDA presented The Green Rooms: The Earth is Watching…Let’s Act livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Wednesday 10 June to Saturday 13 June 2020.

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Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Atelier AGM
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Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Atelier AGM

Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier is a two-year deep dive into the current mixed reality methods used by theatre and performance makers

Thursday 4 June 2020
Toronto, Canada

ToasterLab presented a Mixed Reality Performance Atelier AGM livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 4 June 2020 at 9 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 12 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 18:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

Photo of a white German man pouring whiskey for a Black Nigerian man.
I am Wole, I am Heiner
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I am Wole, I am Heiner

For a Fully Realized Representation of Brown Artists on Stage

27 May 2020

In this last installment of the Beyond the Western Canon series, Sadie Berlin questions how marginalized voices are represented on stage and calls for more experimental work by artists of color on Canadian stages.

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Toward a Trans Canon
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Toward a Trans Canon

26 May 2020

In the penultimate installment of the series, Emma Frankland details her experience staging a trans takeover of the canon with a cohort of trans, Two-Spirit, and non-binary artists. The article includes a set of recommendations for creating trans-affirming theatre spaces created by Emma and her collaborators.

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culturecapital:online
Video

culturecapital:online

Two players compete online for sweet art money in culturecapital, the arts economy trading card game

Wednesday 20 May 2020
Canada

National Theatre School of Canada presented the first ever culturecapital:online livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 20 May 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT (Vancouver, UTC-7) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9 p.m. EDT (Toronto, UTC-4) / Thursday 21 May 10:00 KST (Seoul, UTC+9) / 13:00 NZST (Auckland, UTC+12).

four actors onstage
This is Not a Rhetorical Question
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This is Not a Rhetorical Question

Neoliberal Identity Politics in Current Casting Practices

21 May 2020

Carmen Aguirre talks identity politics and the casting of Latinx plays in Canada.

four actors onstage
Navigating Indigenous Storytelling with Mixed Company
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Navigating Indigenous Storytelling with Mixed Company

20 May 2020

Keith Barker and Lindsay Lachance talk about the challenges and rewards of working in mixed company with Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, including what it’s like to navigate work with sensitive subject matter, including Indigenous histories and colonization.

Where the Wars of Self-Definition are Fought
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Where the Wars of Self-Definition are Fought

19 May 2020

ted witzel, artistic associate for the Stratford Festival Lab in Ontario, Canada, introduces his series based on learnings from the Lab’s recent explorations under a mission of “gesturing toward a decolonial canon.”

two actors onstage
Indigenous Theatre and the Climate Crisis
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Indigenous Theatre and the Climate Crisis

Trickster Mix

29 April 2020

Indigenous playwright David Geary takes us on a journey through his ancestral lineage and land, and highlights the role of the trickster.

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The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: UBC
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The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium: UBC

with Toasterlab in Vancouver, British Columbia

Friday 21 February 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia

Toasterlab presented the Mixed Reality Performance Symposium at UBC livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 21 February 2020 from 10 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 1 p.m EST (Toronto, UTC -5) to 4 p.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8) / 6 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. EST (Toronto, UTC-5).

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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous
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Meanwhile: Becoming Porous

Mientras Tanto: Hacia La Porosidad

21 November 2019

Robert Duffley, Una Chaudhuri, Georgina Escobar, Eli Nixon, Adilson Siqueira, and Brontë Velez reflect on the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics convening that took place in Mexico City in June 2019.

The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium
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The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium

by Toasterlab with Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology at York University

Tuesday 5 November 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Toasterlab and Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology presented the Mixed Reality Performance Symposium livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 5 November 2019 from 7 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8) / 9 a.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 10 a.m EST (Toronto, UTC -5) to 2 p.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8) / 4 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 5 p.m. EST (Toronto, UTC-5).

The State of Acting Training in Canada
Essay

The State of Acting Training in Canada

A Summary of the Results from Got Your Back’s 2018 National Survey

3 November 2019

Sarah Robbins, Neil Silcox, and Jennifer Wigmore share findings from Got Your Back Canada’s national survey on actor training in the country.

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Contemporary Circus
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Contemporary Circus

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Monday 28 October 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented a talk on contemporary circus livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 28 October 2019 at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).