My Funny Valentine is streamed on YouTube and done cabaret-style with individual, duet and small group performances presenting popular romantic comedy songs from your favourite shows.
Ottawa’s winter theatre festival is now on the web.
GCTC currently has two playwrights in residence: Vishesh Abeyratne and Sanita Fejzić. In this first of a two-part series, Artistic Director Eric Coates reflects on the conversations he is having with Sanita.
December’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Nicholas Amott, an Ottawa writer and theatre actor, to transform popular songs into works of Shakespeare.
What if we told you that you could keep up your Christmas caroling tradition, support out-of-work Ottawa theatre artists and a great charity, and even have the chance to win a prize—all while being COVID-safe? That’s right: Bear & Co. have combined competition, community-building, charity, and holiday cheer with their Catch a Caroler event this holiday season.
Créations In Vivo is an arts organization dedicated to creating new works of performance stemming from text, poetry, aesthetic, or artistic concepts. Its members also offer training that has allowed them to travel across Ontario to give workshops in high schools through the “Artistes aux 4 coins” program.
Local theatre artists Nicholas Leno and Norah Paton have cooked up a COVID-safe, interactive re-telling of A Christmas Carol that uses an audio track and a box of items delivered right to audiences’ front doors.
November’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to Nicholas Leno and Norah Paton to support an interactive audio play of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that Ottawa residents can enjoy in their own homes and neighbourhoods. “Audiences will have an audio track and bag of items delivered to them,” explains Nicholas. “The audio track will layer narration […]
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. 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.
An Ottawa theatre company is embarking on a “window tour” of long term care facilities, using FM radio to broadcast the sound to indoor spectators.
Members of the Ottawa theatre community have come together to produce a socially distanced virtual play called Behind the Beyond, available now for free on YouTube.
Eleanor Crowder is an award-winning actor, playwright, and director. She is a member of several artist collectives, including Bear & Co., Calalou, The Skin Songs Collective, and The AWAY Collective. With MASC, Eleanor works in classrooms to explore text and dramatic creation.