Storytelling and Poetry
La Machine kicks off on Thursday July 27 at 8pm with the awakening of Kumo near the National Gallery of Canada. Long Ma will awaken on Friday July 28 at 10am at Ottawa City Hall. The creatures, accompanied by a live orchestra, will then take over the streets of our beautiful city throughout the weekend, inviting us to follow them on their journey as they search for one another and fulfill their destiny.
On Saturday night, Canada Scene presents Anishinabekwe, a one-of-a-kind evening of music and storytelling showcasing some of the country’s best female Indigenous artists.
How things are made, shapes what it is made. This is the philosophy that Floral Theatre, a young Ottawa theatre troupe, practiced during their preparations for their first Ottawa Fringe Festival performance of Three to Leave and hopes to foster through all their future endeavours.
E T E R N I T Y : a theatre and production company at the crossroads of art, politics and social innovation
Through a multidisciplinary approach, Kelsey brings a holistic vision to her theatre and production company and created a unique artistic hub. The three pillars of the company, artistry, education and innovation, aim at connecting and highlighting literary work, artistic performances, self-expression and creating a dialogue to address modern-day issues such as oppression, violence and the environment.
His solo show Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker is playing at the Live! on Elgin (220 Elgin St) until Saturday June 18, 2017. Tickets cost $12 online and at the door.
Jessica Ruano: “For those of you who have experienced Dockery’s performances, all you need to know is that the quality of this show is perfectly consistent with his previous ones. In other words, engaging, invigorating, gripping, and life-affirming.”
Julia Bueneman: “Go see this absolute powerhouse of a man and show. You won’t regret it.”
Martin Dockery is performing Delirium at the Ottawa Fringe Festival from June 14–18, 2017.
To help you make your choices, Apt613 has assembled a crackerjack team of reviewers.
Brenda Dunn: “If there is such a thing as a Fringe award for best tech, I’d like to put this show forward.”
In the midst of all this excitement, the Ottawa premieres of two shows could go under the radar.
Nicholas McBurney: “The show makes for a fun, weird mixture of TV’s Sliders, David Bowie’s Space Odyssey, and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 special effects.”
Julia Bueneman: “From beginning to end, this show was spectacular. Madeleine Hall has written a beautiful, eloquent and touching story.”
Brenda Dunn: “This is a heartwarming and genuinely funny show that takes an honest look at the impact of ADHD without coming off as too much of an after-school-special.”
Day 3: Despite a packed schedule at 12 venues, not every show has opened yet. Which is remarkable. That’s just how many many productions are at the Fringe Festival. By today, 45 shows have opened and will run until June 18, at the latest. 12 more shows have yet to be seen, and six of […]