Welcome, April! Live music seems to be the theme for this weekend, so pick a show or two and hit a cool local bar or restaurant afterwards for some cheer. If you’d rather stay in, we have some livestream options for you. 2022 could be the summer of your own homegrown mushrooms, if that floats your boat.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear t-shirts, camouflage, and body armour. Some wear skirts or pants and have artistic skills that are tested by extraordinary circumstances. Playwright Sarah Waiswisz’s Heartlines demonstrates that heroism can have unlikely beginnings.
Spring is in the air, some mandates are dropping, and events are back in full force. However, just because the province has dropped a lot of mandates, still be sure to check with venues and events before going as many are still supporting mask-wearing and more. Safety first!
With daylight savings bringing an extra hour of sunshine to our wakeful time and the promise of light at the end of our workday, we hope this puts a little spring in your step ahead of the official change in seasons next weekend. There is plenty to do with that bit of extra pep this weekend, so without further ado, we give you: the Weekend Roundup.
Ottawa writer Sanita Fejzić’s Blissful State of Surrender is her first play but it doesn’t seem like one. Its world premiere at GCTC is impressive for a number of reasons. It accomplishes something rather rare in the theatre — it’s a drama that tackles “heavy” topics but which also successfully delivers flashes of comedy and […]
There are lots of ways to help support struggling businesses downtown — even if you don’t have money to order gift certificates or products with. Go to your favourite business’ social media and like, save, and share their posts to help spread the word. If you can support financially, don’t forget to check ahead if businesses are open and operating fully before heading down!
In association with GCTC, the Theatre Artists’ Co-operative: the Independent Collective Series (TACTICS) present two performances for an optimistic start to this new year in their 2022 Mainstage Series: Blissful State of Surrender and Heartlines.
This gift guide is for your creative friends and family, whether they create or consume art, or enjoy doing both. Feel free to treat yourself to these awesome experiences and opportunities too. After all, when do we ever have too much art and culture in our lives?!
Daisy is the story of a TV ad that ran during the American presidential election of 1964. The Democrat incumbent, Lyndon Johnson, was squaring off against Republican Barry Goldwater.
Why not start December the same way we intend to end it? With a fun weekend of music, the arts, and time spent with our favourite people.
After 20 long months, the Great Canadian Theatre Company announces their five-show 2021–22 season, along with a slate of additional programming.
Whether you have a weekend of museum and patio hopping planned, or a quiet picnic in your neighbourhood park, stay safe, stay hydrated, support local businesses, and take a deep breath of that July air, friends. We’ve gotten this far together. Let’s keep one another safe.
Negotiations with Existence is a short film series written, photographed, and produced by Ontario artist Timothy Trieste. The presentations include lyrical music as well as short story narrations that examine the great questions about the nature of human life. His third and most recent episode came out on Jul. 12.
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.”