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Cultch Digital Storytelling Team

Digital Platform Realization

The Cultch Digital Storytelling Team focuses on the development and integration of innovative approaches and tools to extend story-worlds beyond the physical stage and to realize new approaches to engage with a wider audience demographic. It is also focused on making platforms and tools available to artists in the community while functioning as a resource for knowledge sharing and collaboration. Since its inception in 2018, David Mesiha, Milton Lim and Kris Boyd have collaborated with a wide variety of theatre artists to create multi-platform experiences. Notable projects include The Relay which engaged 13 artists in the creation of a multi-episode virtual series, work with the artists from the Transform Cabaret festival to create an interactive experience for festival attendees, Ronnie Burkett (Forget Me Not), Theatre Replacement and Conor Wylie (MINE), Marie Farsi and Jacob Niedzwiecki (Holiday Corner), Amiel Gladstone (Do you want what I have got? A Craigslist Cantata), and Lili Robinson, Shanae Sodhi, Jiv Parasram, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard and Ariel Slack (Mx). In addition to continuing to support artists in the community on multiple projects, the team is currently developing The Hub, a new initiative to bring together audiences and venues from across Canada in a shared digital space that will serve as an easily accessible platform for hosting live streamed/digital performances. The aim is to create an environment that fosters the feeling of community for audiences while allowing presenters to reach wider demographics from across the country.

Cultch Digital Storytelling Team

Created on the occupied and unsurrendered lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.