Review by Allison Vanek 70 min | Comedy | R Fringe shows are generally very simple affairs. Most are are low-budget and be can easily adapted to fit any space. But once in a while, a show comes to Fringe and sets up at a BYOV as if it had explicitly been conceived and created […]
Hannah Moscovitch has been called Canada’s most competent and hottest young playwright. This praise extends abroad, with such publications as the Chicago Tribune and The Guardian recognising her talent. Watching her newest play This is War, which runs at the Great Canadian Theatre Company until February 23, it is clear why the 35-year-old has received so much acclaim. Set in Afghanistan […]
On Sunday evening a cavalcade of theatre luminaries gathered in Bates Hall, Sandy Hill to honour the brightest amongst their ranks. The Prix Rideau Awards founded in 2006 celebrates locally produced professional theatre and artists in both French and English. It is inspiring to see categories, including best male and female performers, best director, emerging […]
Either you love Toronto playwright George F. Walker’s gritty dramas with their oh-so-dysfunctional characters or you hate his pitch-black works littered with f-bombs, guns and booze. Personally, I can’t get enough – there aren’t many other writers who explore the underbelly of Canadian society with so much empathy. And humour. So I was thrilled that […]
When most people find an injustice that strikes at the very heart of their sense of right and wrong they sign a petition, join a group, march in the streets, maybe raise some money. When Norman Morrison felt that same kind of outrage at the Vietnam War, the young father and Quaker drove to the […]
Brian Carroll of Apartment613 interviewed actor Brad Long. You’re nominated as Outstanding Actor for the Prix Rideau Awards for Re:Union. How did you get involved in this production? Brad Long: Sean Devine, who is the writer/director of Re:Union, and Artistic Director of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Theatre, came and saw a performance of We Glow that we did here in Ottawa […]
In short, The Gladstone is the busiest theatre in Ottawa. Resident companies and guests will produce 12 shows for their 2017–18 season.
Brian Carroll: “Cassandra Mentor and Brad Long put in such complex, nuanced and intense performances that I expect Rideau Award or Capital Critics Circle nominations for both of them.”
Theatre Preview: Set in Trump’s America, 2019, Building The Wall is a terrifying exploration of the nature of complicity
Sean Devine: “[Canadians] can’t also claim that we are perfectly insulated from that kind of hatred and violence.”
Little Boxes is playing until Saturday February 17 at Arts Court Theatre.
Little Boxes is playing in the undercurrents festival at the undercurrents festival until February 17.