The Ottawa Youth Infringement Festival (YIF) is celebrating its 23rd year and bringing six new original plays by local Ottawa youth (aged 15 to 25) right to our homes, virtually from May 6 to 9.
When we first discovered this local competition we were instantly hooked.
Eric Coates: “The minute that GCTC welcomes people back inside, and everyone’s abuzz with excitement to be back and to meet the new artistic director, I will be there to celebrate and to say thank you one more time. In person.”
Broadway Friends Forever: “This is a great way to spend part of your evening, searching through clues and trying to discover the truth.”
Leslie McCurdy has numerous stage, film, and TV credits but is best known for the one-woman plays that she wrote and has performed for over 20 years. The Spirit of Harriet Tubman, her first play, was a finalist for a Canadian Chalmers Award for Best New Play for Young Audiences.
GCTC has announced a lineup of digital concerts, plays, and hybrid mash-ups of both.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s theatre scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Jacqui Du Toit on the future of storytelling in Ottawa.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we are taking a look at theatre, with a guest post from Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard on French theatre. Simard is the Artistic Director of Théâtre du Trillium.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series we are looking at theatre, with a guest post by Cameron Bishop of Kanata Theatre. Bishop is an actor and the Director of Publicity with Kanata Theatre.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s theatre scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Bronwyn Steinberg on the future of indie theatre in Ottawa.
If you didn’t catch the sold-out-run at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2015, you’ve finally got another chance!
Broadway Friends Forever: “Through laughs and raps No More Mr. Rice Guy is able to delve into issues of race and what it’s like to manoeuvre through a world where you never quite feel accepted. More than finding himself as a rapper, Rice Guy starts to discover who he wants to be as a human being.”
Livia Belcea: “The full-length world premiere of No More Mr. Rice Guy integrates all the ingredients that worked so well for its shorter format: the humorous references to Asian culture are innocent, the dialogue is original and quirky, and Franco is as skilled and exceptional as ever in his performance, even from what is presumably his bedroom in Richmond Hill.”
Broadway Friends Forever: “Without reading the synopsis, it may take you a while to actually catch on to what the show is about, even though you’ll enjoy the songs and journey it takes you on.”
Barb Popel: “This polished production, particularly because of the quality of its music, deserves an audience.”