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Share your story at Cameryn Moore’s Smut Slam

Cameryn Moore is a self-described “award-winning playwright/performer, sex activist and educator, sidewalk pornographer, and a long-time phone sex operator”.  On February 25th, she is bringing Smut Slam to Ottawa: a performance where attendees sign up to tell a five-minute erotic story drawn from their own experiences.  A team of judges awards prizes to the tellers. Brian Carroll […]

undercurrents: Macbeth Muet in praise of silliness

Macbeth Muet (speechless Macbeth), playing at the undercurrents festival, is an almost wordless abridged version of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Most of the main plot elements are there, from the three witches to the final battle scene. Some major elements are missing, but they are surprisingly few. To reveal them would be to give spoilers. Let me compliment […]

Review: The Florida Highwaymen at SAW Gallery

For the first time in Canada, an exhibition of 30 paintings by The Florida Highwaymen is on display at SAW Gallery in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States. Their art will last for a long, long time. It stands as an example for civil rights, perseverance, and I say it’s a living example […]

Video of the Week: No Fly List’s Stained Glass

Last month, Ottawa’s own Rock/Power Pop/Alternative band No Fly List released a music video for “Stained Glass”, their first single off their 7 song EP, Both Sides – A. Not only is this their first ever music video, it is filmed in 360 degrees! The 360 degree video allows you to move smoothly through the […]

Foodie Friday: Michael’s Dolce creates symphony in a jar

Michael Sunderland is the creator of Michael’s Dolce, a local business that works alongside farmers across the province to produce the most desirable jams, syrups, and sriracha sauces you’ve yet to try. I first met Michael about a year ago while exploring the depths of a secret (shhh) ice cave, in Quebec. With a friendly extended […]

Rae Spoon on self-care, mentorship, and touring while trans

Rae Spoon’s new album, Armour, comes out today.  Their cross-Canada tour in support of it will be coming to Ottawa on Friday, February 26th.  We chatted with them by phone about the album, the tour, and Ottawa. Rae Spoon has released 8 albums, two books, and an autobiographical documentary, and their work often reflects intensely personal […]

undercurrents: Listen to Me tries its hand at speed-dating

Listen To Me is speed dating as theatre, with the stated goal of attempting to tear people away from their phones long enough to make a genuine face to face connection with another human.  In the Arts Court Studio, a total of eight ticket holders per performance are given a name tag and assigned a […]

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