A lot of us are still tense about what might come next, and the Great Canadian Theatre Company acknowledges these uncertainties in 30-minute video episodes of the reflective series Negotiations with Existence.
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.”
Well Ottawa, we’re back in the Orange zone. With that change comes new opportunities to enjoy arts and culture in town, while putting into practice all those social distancing/proper hygiene techniques we’ve been perfecting over the last year.
Colin Noden: “You won’t be surprised by the melodramatic beginning. But that’s the end of the play’s predictability.”
The Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 13–23, 2019.
Theatre makers vie for title of “Ottawa’s best theatre company” at the annual Theatre Challenge—03.27.19
Each group is given only 48 hours to come up with an original idea, rehearse, and perform a new piece of theatre.
Over the past 19 years, they’ve raised over $1,700,000 in support of GCTC productions and charity partners.
Eric Coates: “Spray some theatre at me.”
Courtney Merchand: “Finding oneself in the only life they’ve ever known, Gracie is not only a journey of a 15 year old girl questioning her place in her community and in her faith but of how each different character either accepts the role they’re given or fights their way to redemption. If your curiosity is piqued as mine was, I definitely recommend seeing the play.”
Six politically- and socially-charged plays are being presented on the GCTC’s main stage in the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.
Maria-Hélèna Pacelli: “And while the melodies have been replaying in my head, what haunts me even more is the image of hundreds of flyers catching wind on their way down from the high rise reminding us that there are so many extraordinary things about being ordinary.”
“You are happy!” says GCTC Artistic Director Eric Coates. “It’s definitely an instruction.”
The festival takes place from June 15 to July 23 at numerous venues. Prices vary and a great deal of the programming is free or pay-what-you-can.
The 21st Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 7–18, 2017 at multiple downtown venues including Arts Court Theatre, La Nouvelle Scène and the University of Ottawa.
Hometown favourites, an adult-only dating adventure, millennial comedies… Last weekend, Great Canadian Theatre Company unveiled its 2017–18 season during a subscribers event at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. Programmed by Artistic Director Eric Coates, the company’s 43rd season is dominated by female playwrights – young female playwrights. “This is partly due to our commitment to gender equity, […]