Fringe Courtyard | 8PM You asked for Fringe Karaoke to make a comeback, so it is! Hosted by Ottawa legend China Doll, come by the Fringe Courtyard to belt out your fave tunes.
Fringe Courtyard | 7:30PM (un)told:is a monthly Ottawa event for sharing true stories, told in 5-7 minutes, with no notes, props, or set. We are pleased to partner with Ottawa Storytellers for this special Fringe Fest edition titled In the Spotlight: Best and Worst Moments On Stage. Come by to see your fave Fringe artists bare […]
Fringe Courtyard | 11AM Fringe is busy and can get stressful. Take a moment to inhale and exhale. Both artists and patrons are invited to join us for outdoor yoga in the Fringe Courtyard. All-levels welcome. Bring your water bottle, mat and good energy!
Fringe Courtyard | 9PM Afternoon delight, hanky panky, souring the kraut. Doin’ It. Join Lauren, Amanda and musical guest Alli in a late night talk show all about sex positivity. Think The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, but with one hot lesbian as The Roots, and two rad babes as Jimmy. Let’s talk about sex, […]
BROUGHT TO YOU BY DOMINION CITY BREWING CO. Fringe Courtyard | 8PM Specializing in soul music from the past, present & future from the world over, Zattar has been moving soles since the dawn of the 21st century. Since his founding of Timekode in 2005, the nation’s capital has been moving to a different rhythm. Syncopated drums […]
The Ottawa Fringe Festival provides all performing artists, both emerging and established, with the opportunity to produce their work – regardless of content, form or style – and makes the Festival as affordable and accessible as possible to the members of the community. The Ottawa Fringe Festival’s mission is to empower audiences and to encourage […]
FEATURING TOP SHELF DISTILLERY Arts Court Theatre & Studio | 7PM Need help deciding which shows you’re checking out at this year’s Fringe? Join us at Preview Night where performers have two minutes to pitch their show. This event always fills up, so don’t delay on your arrival – doors and bar open at 7:00pm.
By Julia Bueneman 65 minutes | Drama, Solo | PG Following a multitude of very different, very real characters, Jayson Mcdonald has created an absolute masterpiece. Flicking through half a dozen personas — both loveable and beautifully hatable — Mcdonald portrays each with a convincing newness, leaving all the various characters completely unique and individual […]
By Sandy Gibson 60 min | Comedy, Drama | PG The first question that will pop into one’s head when considering whether to see Searching for Party is: “Do I need to be a gamer to enjoy it?” I’m happy to report that as far as I’m concerned, the answer is no. Gamers may be […]
60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG I’ve got to be honest, I was excited for this show. But when I got there, my excitement totally paid off. Hah! Classic misdirect! Rideshares and Rope Swings is an absolutely astonishing comedy about life and death featuring the terrific pairing of Zoe Towne and Matt Hertendy. Matt […]
60 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG Magic Unicorn Island sold out again and anyone who sees it can understand why. The horrors of war are so viscerally presented, so nuanced is the exploration of the theme and it is so artfully developed that the ending of this comedy had me in tears. That’s because Magic […]
By Julia Bueneman 55 minutes | Storytelling, Comedy, Solo | PG When was the last time you got lost or, better yet, lost yourself? Jem Rolls’s latest show is a fantastic reminder that when you are stagnant, you are stuck. A beautifully composed, captivating piece that is not only a commentary on the tourism industry […]
By Julia Bueneman 60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG Heartwarming, heart-wrenching, adorable and charming: Genevieve (Zoe Towne) and Reid (Matt Hertendy) have incredible onstage chemistry. Rapid-fire dialogue, hilarious one-liners, brilliant writing, and wonderfully elaborate characters: this is a show that has everything (and a little bit of unexpected more). Two strangers embark on a […]
60 minutes |Comedy, Drama | Mature GARY defies description for a number of reasons. To give away too much of the plot would diminish the experience, for one thing. Explaining every detail of what happens would take nearly as long as the show itself — there’s a lot going on in just an hour, on […]
60 minutes | Adventure, Comedy, Solo | Mature I’m sure I wasn’t the first person to see the title of this show and think “Huh? A free Fringe show? Sure, I’m down!” It’s not actually a free show, but that’s ok! Free is the direct translation of the Gaelic word “saor”, and the search for […]