Livia Belcea: “This play is uncontestably funny and original, and works because both performers are talented, creative, and incredibly committed to their roles, but there was an obscureness about the play that confused me rather than engaged me.”
Laura Gauthier and Samara Caplan: “With a small ensemble and simple staging filmed with COVID precautions in place (the actors wear masks when singing, but thanks to a great microphone setup they do not come through muffled), the virtual production is done quite well.”
Brian Carroll: “If you just want some yuks, spend your cash elsewhere. But if you like plays where you have to work at understanding what’s going on, shell out your money and take a chance.”
Colin Noden: “Insightful, intriguing, and authentic, told in a pain-soaked hilarious way. It’s a tale of a special childhood that is also every secret childhood.”
Livia Belcea: “W-YRD’s plot is not original, and I was skeptical about how a musical with a cast of seven performers, each in a different location, could be pulled off in a virtual format, but this show is a success and a must-see!”
Prohibition wasn’t all gangsters and hatchet ladies—though there was definitely lots of that! A Toast to Prohibition looks at the average folks going the extra mile to get a drink during that dry era.
Briane Nasimok has been near several famous names in stand-up comedy, theatre, film, and television (I won’t give away their names because most of them get revealed in a punch line), but hasn’t caught the brass ring. He’s been a warm-up man, entertaining the audience before the cameras roll. He’s had bit parts in forgotten films alongside actors, writers, and directors who went on to illustrious careers.
Dressed as People – A Triptych of Uncanny Abduction is a world premiere, and aren’t we lucky to be the first ones to see it! It’s three monologues from three different time periods, all written by award-winning speculative fiction playwrights, performed by the much-lauded actor Margo MacDonald, and directed by the multi-talented Mary Ellis.
John Kofi Dapaah, SHHH!! Ensemble, OKAN, Kathryn Patricia, and many more artists added to Chamberfest 2021 lineup
Today, Chamberfest organizers announced their expanded lineup for the 2021 festival, and its rich with a diversity of music from across Canada and the globe, including local standouts and Juno Award-winning talent.
Apartment613 sits down with Ottawa Fringe’s director Patrick Gauthier to talk about this summer’s Fringe Fest—which will be Gauthier’s last as Director.
This Sunday is 6/13!!!
Admission is free for the 2021 virtual festival.
Tickets are free for the EU Short Film Festival this weekend.
Day 2 of MEGAPHONO’s virtual concert series starts out with Jane Inc., Lia Kloud, and Akeem Oh on the bill.
Live Stream: Fanclubwallet, Cadence Weapon, Sydanie, Sara Hennessey & Allison Johnston at MEGAPHONO—May 26 at 7:30pm
And that’s a wrap on MEGAPHONO VI!