Students are assigned to conduct investigative research into historical moments in Canadian theatre--past and present. They must translate that information into a dynamic and concise ‘tweet’ using the hashtag ‘#CdnCultOTD’ (Canadian Culture On-This-Day). The students capitalize on Twitter’s linking capability, thus connecting artists & audiences across Canada, and sparking digital exchanges.
As a vibrant learning tool, this research project invites students to connect their course work to conversations taking place in the digital world. The second part of the project, the 'Tell', requires students to elaborate on the event of their tweet and discuss it in greater depth than Twitter’s 140 character limit.
Follow the national conversation @MultiManteau on Twitter, as University of Ottawa Department of Theatre students enrich the presence of theatre across Canada.
This unique invitation to collaborate came from Sarah Garton Stanley, co-creator of the SpiderWeb Show and Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre at the NAC.