I had the honour of being the first Toronto Fringe Festival Research Chair - part of the amazing work that Gideon and the people at the Fringe are doing to support the theatre scene year round in the city, including the new and exciting Creation Lab (I'll be at the Open Jam tomorrow - maybe see you there?)My proposal was to look into "A populism I could stand behind" - a topic that fit well with the Fringe and has become a bit of a slow burning question for me.
On Wednesday I gave a talk that marked the end of my term, but certainly not the end of my thinking on themes and questions on Populism.
Over the next while, I'll continue to write on the idea, but first here's the talk. At the beginning I say it while be 20 minutes. That's a lie. It's around fifty minutes.