A multidisciplinary artist whose career spans theatre, dance, storytelling, and stand-up comedy, Alan Shain blends comedy with a strong flavour of honesty and truth while drawing from the lived experience of disability.
Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre has toured across Canada and the U.S. since 1978 with over 100 performances a year in schools, libraries, children’s festivals, and theatres.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of posts Apartment613 is hosting on behalf of MASC, showcasing the artists they work with and their programming in our community. cj fleury is a multimedia artist and cultural researcher, deeply interested in the role of art in contemporary society. Recognized for groundbreaking projects that bring the public […]
Surraya Dawn Aziz is a gem. A beautiful mover who is simultaneously warm, engaging, and down to earth, Surraya has been contributing to the Ottawa dance scene as a dancer and educator for several years. We spoke virtually about her past, present, and hopes for the future within the realm of dance here in the capital.
Teacher, student, actor, town crier, and legend-teller are all part of Daniel Richer’s resume.
Indigenous Experiences offers a rare opportunity to experience the traditional culture, teachings, and history of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples from a First Nations perspective. Their program brings this rich history to life through authentic, fun, and interactive learning experiences.
Kate Punnett, founder of City Love Flowers, creator of the Elderflower campaign, which was recognized by Awesome Ottawa and showcased by Ottawa Matters, is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and community volunteer who gives back to the 613 daily in myriad ways.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of posts Apartment613 is hosting on behalf of MASC, showcasing the artists they work with and their programming in our community. Singer-songwriter, poet, writer, actor, radio columnist: Mehdi Cayenne is a free spirit from the Francophonie, a quick-witted chameleon who writes over, under, and outside the box. Charismatic, […]
Interview: Ottawa playwright Vishesh Abeyratne on Divide & Rule, a Sri Lankan-Canadian play about systemic racism in a big box store
Some playwrights are ahead of their time. Among them is Vishesh Abeyratne, the Ottawa-based playwright who began tackling complex intersections of systemic racism, class, and gender… in a play.
Write On Ottawa: Frances Boyle’s new short story collection explores the interplay between intentions and actions
Ottawa author Frances Boyle recently spoke with Apt613 about where she finds inspiration, her writing process, and the value of artists among us during uncertain times. Last month, Porcupine Quill published her first collection of short fiction, titled Seeking Shade.
Claudia Salguero has created more than 30 community murals in Ottawa.
Arts education has been a critical part of Jennifer Cayley’s life work, both as co-founder of MASC and as a teller of tales in community and educational settings. She has told stories in schools, libraries, community centres, and performance festivals across the country.
Yvon Soglo has been dancing for over 10 years, during which time he has become known as one of Canada’s top street dancers.
Before COVID-19, Kaylie had four tattoo conventions and one guest spot lined up, and all of them had to be cancelled. Three months of appointments were gone in hours. However, when external forces distort the picture, Kaylie believes we should simply keep drawing.
Emily Rose Michaud is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the crossroads of community organization, ecology, and civic participation.