Shakespeare is always good for a laugh. But to be able to pull off Shakespeare’s cutting wit – and do it well – can be a bit of a challenge. Just ask Greg and Peter from my English 12 class – their rendition of the banter between Dromio and Antipholus of Syracuse was more error […]
As part of this year’s Winterlude, the National Arts Centre is organizing various events to promote arts and culture among children and young people. For music lovers, this past Saturday offered auditory delights with several musical activities and a concert of Peter and the Wolf. Now it’s the turn for theatre buffs, thanks to the 4th Annual […]
What better city than the nation’s capital and what better time than with a federal election hot on our heels for the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) to debut their 41st season with Michael Healey’s politically-charged satirical piece, Generous. Healey, an award-winning playwright, is no stranger to stirring up controversy in the theatre scene with […]
It’s a familiar city and the neighbourhood rings a bell. The streets are the same and some of the landmarks are recognizable. But it’s all just not quite right, the timing is off and the setting is a little more somber. If you’ve grown up in Ottawa, chances are you’ve learnt a little bit about […]
Post by Eric Coates, Artistic Director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Full disclosure: my personal picks for undercurrents are all projects that GCTC has supported, in one way or another, so it makes sense that I want to highlight them. I’m like a hockey parent cheering for my kid’s team, and woe betide anyone […]
undercurrents has built a reputation as a forum for “theatre below the mainstream”, a place where artists and audiences are encouraged to take chances with original contemporary theatre. Since 2011, it has brought 12 world premieres to stage. Kristina Watt and Martha Ross’s Particle is one such premiere. Particle has a pedigree. Ottawa audiences know […]
Third Wall Theatre opens Woyzeck’s Head on April 22nd. Drew Moore will be playing the lead role. James Richardson directs. Brian Carroll interviewed Richardson and Moore about the show and their backgrounds. The interview has been edited for length. Apt613: In 30 seconds or less, what is Woyzeck’s Head about? Richardson: Woyzeck’s Head is a […]
We know from the beginning what’s going to happen because it is the first thing we see – a grisly murder plays out to the opening strains of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata with a drum and bass backing; a good opening, no less moving for its stylishness. A man who could have been perfectly ordinary is […]
Brian Carroll: “There’s a rule in entertainment: leave them wanting more. And I do. But I want a lot more… There’s a lot of talent behind this production.”
Now a mainstay in the Ottawa theatre season, Fresh Meat has presented more than 50 world premieres of short plays. Fresh Meat 6 runs for two weekends from October 12–21 at the Arts Court Studio.
Eric Coates: “New work will only thrive as long as we celebrate the impulse to create it.”
Fresh Meat 6 runs until Sunday October 22 at Arts Court Studio (2 Daly Avenue).