Storytelling and Poetry
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 […]
Nick Bachusky: “Even though it is only 30 minutes, every second is used wisely and The Sink is very quick-paced. You will leave with a smile on your face just like the rest of the crowd did tonight. I highly recommend.”
David Currie: “It’s unusual to walk into a room and experience beauty, but Do You Want To Live Forever? is an exercise in the sublime. A lady walked out five minutes in but I was captivated.”
Brian Carroll: “The Inventor of All Things is headed for more sellouts. Get your tickets early.”
Brenda Dunn: “Harris’s narrative has some great lines and moments of real clarity and sincerity. But the show, like Harris, is distracted and wandering in places. “
Our show picks for Day 2 of the Ottawa Fringe Festival. Fringe runs until June 18 at a dozen venues. Tickets cost $12 and artists keep 100% of their ticket sales.
Ottawa’s largest theatre festival opens tonight. See our picks for opening night.
57 shows are playing nonstop in the Ottawa Fringe Festival, June 8–18. Let Apt613 help you sort the best of fest from the rest of fest.
“Grace and the Secret Vault” is a lively read, historical tale with a clear resonance for the contemporary reader, especially for the young person who might want to grow up to change the world.
The Ottawa International Writers Festival runs from April 22 to May 2 with most events taking place at Christ Church Cathedral (414 Sparks St).
After a brief reminder that we’re not quite out of the winter woods yet, the weekend holds greater promise of spring. And as always, there’s lots going on to keep you distracted from the fact that the spring equinox has passed and there’s “mixed precipitation” in the forecast for Friday.
Canadian poet and critic Phoebe Wang will be presenting at VerseFest as part of the Arc Poetry discussion panel at 3pm on Sunday, March 26.
There is something deeply connective about this kind of storytelling. Something significant about a community member that reaches out to talk about a moment that’s changed them, and something even more powerful in a community that comes out to listen.
Following its 2010 premiere in Toronto, the first part of Diana Tso’s Monkey Queen trilogy has been popular at festivals, schools and libraries. Tso now brings the first two parts of the trilogy to Ottawa, where the second part will premiere.