Tag: activism

Reality Checks and Balances

by Michelle MacArthur “Ask yourself: Are you just a cog in this machine, or are you ready for actual change?” -Catherine Hernandez, Issue 13.1 In late January 2016, Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company announced its 2016-17 season, which the… Read More

alt.ernative Directions

By Nikki Shaffeeullah This issue is the second in alt.theatre’s two-part project, “Community Arts and “(De)Colonization.” In these issues, we are exploring questions and themes coming out of Train of Thought, the national travelling community arts project that… Read More

Community Arts and (De)colonization

by Nikki Shaffeeullah Early in 2015, as I was slowly making a move from Edmonton back to my home city of Toronto, my friend and collaborator Bruce Sinclair phoned me with an encouragement: “you need to get on… Read More

Storytelling across Generations

by Nikki Shaffeeullah How do we tell stories across generations? How do we do it unconsciously? And in what ways should we do it intentionally? These are the key questions that seem to be occupying the minds of the… Read More

(De)Colonization and Collaboration

by Nikki Shaffeeullah In September of last fall, I had the pleasure of attending the third biennial Prismatic Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prismatic is a national festival and conference that sets out to be Canada’s premiere venue… Read More

Alt.ercations: alt.theatre’s Uphill Climb

By: Nikki Shaffeeullah   alt.ruisums | Good intentions I always suspected that the fight for social equality for marginalized groups and the transformative power of the arts were somehow linked. However, even as an idealistic adolescent this seemed dubious:… Read More

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