• April 9, 2016
  • 5:00 pm
  • Al Green Theatre at the Miles Nadal JCC

The stoic father. The obedient son. The financial provider. The metrosexual. The transgender man.

The concept of masculinity and its associated attributes, behaviour and roles is experiencing a fundamental change. Technology has transformed the nature of traditional work from blue collar to knowledge based; two incomes are essential to afford a family home; and women have “leaned in” en masse in the classroom, in the board room and on the political scene.

Spur explores how these changes affect individual boys and men, and the societal implications.

Bardia Sinaee will provide a short performance prior to this event. Mr Sinaee’s performance is made possible thanks to the support of Access Copyright Foundation and the RBC Emerging Artists program.

Dalton Higgins will be participating as a designated respondent.

  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada.

Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

Founded in 2013, the festival has already grown from three to five Canadian cities, with plans for further expansion across the country. Produced by the Literary Review of Canada in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues, Spur prides itself on its community partnerships, cultural connections and a focus on accessibility and diversity.

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