This weekend is Ottawa’s annual opportunity to explore a side of the city that is rarely available to the public. Doors Open Ottawa 2017 runs for two days and the list of buildings this year is longer than ever.
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, […]
Les célébrations du 150e anniversaire du Canada aura eu pour effet d’unir les forces deux compagnies théâtrales issues des deux langues officielles du pays afin de coproduire une pièce de théâtre visant à rapprocher culturellement les deux univers. Les Passants sera présentée à Ottawa en français avec surtitres en anglais jusqu’au 12 mars au Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC).
Personal biases aside, many Canadians can recall their own Trudeau memories. Whether it was watching him on TV as he addressed the nation or reading about his politics in the paper. Trudeau Stories will leave you just as curious as ever about the former prime minister with a desire to know more.
Courtney Merchand: “Everything Burkett did worked to shatter the illusion that you were watching wooden marionettes.”
Courtney Merchand: “This play isn’t your average contractual romance, depicting the trials and tribulations of a modern day marriage. It surpasses that the minute your husband can have you beheaded with the snap of his fingers. There’s a power play at hand between women’s rights, politics and sex.”
What draws one to a play about Alzheimer’s with a massively long title? Well it’s topical, relevant to the daily lives of many, and offers precisely what theatre does best: challenging subject matter served up with a healthy dose of entertainment.
This Friday and Saturday, the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is presenting ROAR, a collection of three new dance pieces by Propeller Dance that challenge some common assumptions about dance. Since their founding in 2007, Propeller Dance has been striking back at conceptions of what it means for a body to be able, of the types of […]
A one-day conference, happening in November, will bring together local artists from across different disciplines, giving them a chance to network and to find ways to build their careers without compromising their vision. Since 2013, Artpreneur has been dedicated to helping artists succeed in their careers and build skills that will help them navigative the […]
The line between justice and revenge isn’t as always defined or easy to follow as we’d like. Who’s to have the final say in what is acceptable and unacceptable when righting a wrong? And when the justice system we hold in such high regard fails us, who’s to deny anyone the opportunity for retribution? Playwright […]
It’s a familiar city and the neighbourhood rings a bell. The streets are the same and some of the landmarks are recognizable. But it’s all just not quite right, the timing is off and the setting is a little more somber. If you’ve grown up in Ottawa, chances are you’ve learnt a little bit about […]
Depuis 2007, la pièce de théâtre Le Cadeau de Jake a parcouru le Canada plus de 800 fois. Elle a même été jouée avec grand succès à l’étranger – aux Etats-Unis, en Angleterre et en France. Initialement créée en anglais, nous aurons la chance d’assister à des représentations spéciales en français. Du 10 au 12 […]
“Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “Isabelle” “Isabelle who?” “Is-a-belle necessary on a bike?” Although humour was neither characters’ strong suit (knock knock jokes turned into an elaborate explanation), their chemistry was palpable and full of playful banter. This slightly somber, albeit completely heartwarming play brought everyone to their feet in a standing ovation. There wasn’t a […]
What better city than the nation’s capital and what better time than with a federal election hot on our heels for the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) to debut their 41st season with Michael Healey’s politically-charged satirical piece, Generous. Healey, an award-winning playwright, is no stranger to stirring up controversy in the theatre scene with […]