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.
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 […]
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.
Every first Monday of the month, Apartment613 publishes the coolest #ottarts #ottjobs we hear about. All the best arts and culture gigs in our local network.
After 20 long months, the Great Canadian Theatre Company announces their five-show 2021–22 season, along with a slate of additional programming.
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…”