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.
Teacher, student, actor, town crier, and legend-teller are all part of Daniel Richer’s resume.
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, […]
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.
Here, Jacqui talks about creating opportunities for performers of colour in Ottawa’s theatre scene and providing a safe space for vulnerability in young storytellers.
The Iridescent Robot Storytelling Club, facilitated by Almonte-based artists’ space Curious & Kind, is a great example of a creative effort to adapt to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic
Unikkaaqtuat runs at the National Arts Centre’s from January 9–12 before embarking on a Canadian tour.
Jeff Wright, Ottawa professional storyteller and podcaster, will perform in the Ottawa Storytellers’ Signature Series on November 21st at Arts Court Theatre.
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.
Using text, audio and video, this multimedia exhibit is designed to give space for a plurality of voices to “[tell] an Indigenous expressionism across Turtle Island” reads the gallery notes.
The festival was founded from a desire to see more women and non-binary artists on local stages.
Barb Popel: “Magnificence is Keir Cutler’s bouquet to his beloved, talented mother, who died in 2011.”
Brian Carroll: “Pomerant has played class clown to a limited audience until now. But stand-up comedy is the big league. He needs better material, something more for the audience to sink its teeth into.”
Helen Lam: This play seems to be more like a dramatized memoir than a theatre drama.