Monthly Archives April 2021

In the Wings…

I’m not going to lie…it’s been a very challenging time since March, 2020. And being the the artistic leader of a theatre company during these many months of instability and nebulosity has been taxing on the creative soul. But oh, paradoxically, what a completely inspirational and engaging time this has been. I continue to be in awe of artists, and in particular theatre makers who – in an era of absolutely no live theatre – somehow have managed to create astonishing things, developing brilliant ideas into fruition in an ever-ending game of pivoting – exercising Jedi-like patience while the ground
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Community Updates

EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION : This work requires a great deal of thought and care. In early August 2020, SIR published a commitment to anti-racism in a message called A Shared Future. We continue to do a lot of excavating as the world grapples with the ongoing violence against Indigenous, Black and Peoples of Colour (IBPOC) and 2SLGBTQQAI+ communities. We have engaged in Reconciliation and anti-oppression training with our entire staff and Board, completing a robust 12-hour, 4-session process between October 10-31, 2020. The training was led by Seraph-Eden Boroditsky of Guided Conversations. This vital work, and these transformative conversations,
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Expanding the Canon

The first TWO episodes of our new webinar series are out! In these two sets of conversations (and there are more episodes coming!), Stratford actor-playwright Jessica B. Hill and our Artistic Director, Rodrigo Beilfuss, discuss the urgent theatrical need to expand our sense of what constitutes the ‘Classical Canon’ in the 21st century. In the first episode, Jessica introduces us to the world of her new play, ‘The Dark Lady’, which explores the relationship between poetess Emilia Bassano and William Shakespeare. ‘The Dark Lady’ is currently being developed by SIR with support from Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, the Manitoba Association
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You Are Invited to SIR’s AGM

    Wednesday, April 28th, 2020 @ 6:00pm Due to the current pandemic and in an effort to conform to social distancing measures we will be conducting this year’s AGM virtually over Zoom. SIR’s AGM is open to the public. If you would like to attend please email Keith at admin@sirmb.ca to RSVP. We are proposing some changes to our Bylaws. Proposed changes are available to download by clicking Resolution to Amend SIR Bylaws April 2021  
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