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 Bronwyn Steinberg on the future of indie theatre in Ottawa.
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.
We’ve arrived at another weekend here in this great city and with it brings the start of a new season, sunny skies, and hot summer heat. There is so much to do to celebrate the arrival of the summer solstice, whether at home or outdoors, so we will get right to it.
Here are some highlights from the last week on the blog and some things to look forward to this weekend.
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.
If you’ve ever dared enter IKEA with a significant other or thought it would be “fun” to assemble furniture with someone—you’ve had this fight.
This weekend is about supporting local, be it sports, sugar shacks, or Swedish Furniture.
Jennifer Cavanagh: “Strong performances from Rainville, MacDonald and Rose are magnetic…”
Spring is on its way and it seems like everyone has something planned for this weekend. So without further ado, let’s get to it Ottawa!
The indie theatre series runs from April 19 to May 6 at Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave).
Third Wall Theatre opens Woyzeck’s Head on April 22nd. Drew Moore will be playing the lead role. James Richardson directs. Brian Carroll interviewed Richardson and Moore about the show and their backgrounds. The interview has been edited for length. Apt613: In 30 seconds or less, what is Woyzeck’s Head about? Richardson: Woyzeck’s Head is a […]
In Judith Thompson’s Perfect Pie, Patsy and Marie meet as children in a small drive-through town in Ontario in a time when children from what were considered good families shared bathwater once a week . Despite major differences in class and social status they become fiercely loyal friends, remaining so until their teens when they […]
I don’t think it’s all that unusual for small children to have a relationship with God, whatever they conceive that to be. The early years of life are a strange and bewildering time; a prolonged shaking off of the dreams of oblivion. You don’t think about it all that often anymore once the options of […]