Following its 2010 premiere in Toronto, the first part of Diana Tso’s Monkey Queen trilogy has been popular at festivals, schools and libraries. Tso now brings the first two parts of the trilogy to Ottawa, where the second part will premiere.
Three local storytellers with 58 years of storytelling experience between them will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the contribution of Scottish immigrants in shaping Ottawa and Canada.
“It’s got gods, it’s got monsters, it’s got sex and violence, it’s got wisdom and afterlife and all kinds of interesting features.”
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 […]
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 […]
65 minutes | Comedy, Solo | G If you like unique and gritty, down-to-earth storytelling, BLINDSIDE is the play for you. When she was just an infant, Stéphanie Morin-Robert was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer that rapidly forms in the immature cells of the retina. In order to save her life, doctors had […]
60 minutes | Comedy, Solo | Mature British storyteller Gerard Harris takes advantage of the hour to skillfully cast himself as a guy who is down on his luck in A Tension to Detail. Self-described as disadvantaged because he’s a white, middle-aged, heterosexual man, Harris gives the audience plenty of reasons to feel bad for […]
59 minutes | Storytelling, Comedy, Solo, Performance Poetry | PG “The human race, don’t you just love it? Yes, I do! It’s the only possible way to cope with it.” Jem Rolls returns to this theme throughout GET LOST. GET LOST is different from Rolls’s other shows. In fact, every performance of GET LOST will be different. Five […]
Last week on Apt613 Live, an interview with storyteller Jeff Wright, who will be bringing his How to Make Love in a Canoe to the NAC on April 21st. Tune in to Apt613 Live on Tuesdays from 6pm on CHUO 89.1FM.
Local storyteller Jeff Wright is performing his new show How to Make Love in a Canoe 2 at the NAC’s Fourth Stage on April 21st. Brian Carroll interviewed Wright about this production and his storytelling background. The following interview has been edited for length. Apt613: The title? How to Make Love in a Canoe 2? […]
Attention Ottawans with stories to tell: Monday will see the launch of (un)told, a new monthly series that allows budding storytellers to try their hand in public. The series is organized by Ottawa StoryTellers, an organization dedicated to raising the profile of storytelling in our nation’s capital. Why care about storytelling? In addition to being, […]