This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s theatre scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Jacqui Du Toit on the future of storytelling in Ottawa.
Jacqui Du Toit
Ottawa’s winter theatre festival is now on the web.
Interview: Ottawa playwright Vishesh Abeyratne on Divide & Rule, a Sri Lankan-Canadian play about systemic racism in a big box store
Some playwrights are ahead of their time. Among them is Vishesh Abeyratne, the Ottawa-based playwright who began tackling complex intersections of systemic racism, class, and gender… in a play.
Here, Jacqui talks about creating opportunities for performers of colour in Ottawa’s theatre scene and providing a safe space for vulnerability in young storytellers.
Théâtre Rouge Écarlate and Great Canadian Theatre Company win Prix Rideau Awards for show of the year
The juried prize is for the best anglophone and francophone theatre performed in Ottawa.
Colin Noden: “My biggest surprise was that this is play has some funny moments… My biggest relief was that it is about people. “
Given urgency by the emerging zeitgeist, The Omnibus Bill promises to be timely and challenging.
That’s a wrap on Westfest 2018. See you next year!
On Tuesday, December 5th, Synapcity hosted their Creative CityMakers event at General Assembly to ask: “Why Ottawa for arts and culture?”
This Tuesday December 5, Synapcity is bringing together some of Ottawa’s most talented artists to ask: why Ottawa for arts and culture?
Amanda Dookie: “I’m willing to bet you’ll walk away with a “take home” message after this show, even if it’s different from your neighbour’s.”
The indie theatre series runs from April 19 to May 6 at Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave).
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