This testing ground for indie theatre has seen more than forty short plays premiere since 2012. It’s a chance to see nascent ideas tested out before a live audience. And it’s that opportunity to explore potential, without the fear of failure, that makes Fresh Meat such a unique night out.
Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick, actor Emily Pearlman and harpist Lucile Brais Hildesheim will be performing A Winter Tale: the Journey of the Blind Harper at the NAC Fourth Stage. It’s about a famous Irish musician whose music is still performed today. Kilpatrick is a veteran storyteller whose repertoire includes her one-woman show Flying in the Dark, […]
Post by Nicole Milne, Associate Producer for Tale of a Town. By now most of you have heard about The Tale of a Town, the unique (and uniquely Canadian) multi-media performance piece generated from real life stories told by local residents in cities all across the country. The Ottawa contingent is in full creation mode, […]
On Sunday evening a cavalcade of theatre luminaries gathered in Bates Hall, Sandy Hill to honour the brightest amongst their ranks. The Prix Rideau Awards founded in 2006 celebrates locally produced professional theatre and artists in both French and English. It is inspiring to see categories, including best male and female performers, best director, emerging […]
In a world… where people have abandoned their decisions to a higher authority, what happens when there is no time to consult that authority? What will they do? What will be the consequences? In a play heavy with blunt allegories, there is a danger of the play sinking under the weight of its own didacticism. […]
Review by Allison Vanek 70 min | Comedy | R Fringe shows are generally very simple affairs. Most are are low-budget and be can easily adapted to fit any space. But once in a while, a show comes to Fringe and sets up at a BYOV as if it had explicitly been conceived and created […]