See five new shows at Fresh Meat before the festival closes on Saturday, October 19th.
Apt613 reviews five shows on opening weekend of Fresh Meat 8. Five new shows run next weekend, October 17–19.
Fresh Meat 8 is a feast of experimental theatre, comedy and performance art—10.10.19 to 10.19.19 at Arts Court
It’s a feast of short plays, and ideas for plays, and this year the festival is opening over Thanksgiving weekend at Arts Court.
Every work is a world premiere; selected by a blind jury for its “artistic intrigue” and originality.
Fresh Meat 6 runs until Sunday October 22 at Arts Court Studio (2 Daly Avenue).
Fresh Meat theatre festival plays in Arts Court Studio (2 Daly Avenue) from October 12–14 and 19–21.
If – a year ago – you asked someone to describe Fresh Meat, they’d probably say something along the lines of “local festival of new experimental theatre creations in Ottawa.” And, if we’re being honest, like most things in theatre, they’d probably also describe it as white AF.
Eric Coates: “New work will only thrive as long as we celebrate the impulse to create it.”
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.
This testing ground for indie theatre has seen more than forty short plays premiere since 2012. It’s a chance to see nascent ideas tested out before a live audience. And it’s that opportunity to explore potential, without the fear of failure, that makes Fresh Meat such a unique night out.