Monthly Archives June 2008

5 Questions with the Volunteer Coordinators

by Ottawa Fringe

June 24, 2008

A Fringe Festival without volunteers would quickly disintegrate into a mob of fools spouting monologues for anyone who will listen. They are the skeleton on which the festival is built.  To mobilize the numbers of people necessary to make these 10 days a success, you require people with the brains of generals and the hearts of saints.  We not… Read More

Interview with Weeping Spoon productions (Greed)

by Ottawa Fringe

June 23, 2008

A small group of Australians loiters outside the Academic Hall, telling people about their show: Greed showcases Tim Watts (TW), Nathan Tetlaw (NT), Kymba Cahill (KC), Shane Adamczak (SA) and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd (WNL). Developed through a collaborative process for a small festival, the show represents the company’s first international tour. How did you all meet?… Read More

Five Questions with the Publicist

by Ottawa Fringe

June 23, 2008

I am a big Catriona Leger fan. I’ve seen her in shows and I’ve seen her work as director. I’m excited to be working side by side with her on this year’s festival, professionally and socially. She is not shy with her opinions, which freed me up to ask her some tougher questions. Here’s her… Read More

Interview with Brigette DePape

by Ottawa Fringe

June 23, 2008

As we set up for our interview, Brigette is helping to figure out the finishing touches on her set. Behind her on the stage of the SAW Gallery is an intricate art installation on its back wall: a mural of the logo for the band ‘Motorhead’, done up with 8,000 silver push-pins. It’s not particularly… Read More

Interview with Amy Salloway

by Ottawa Fringe

June 21, 2008

We have a very short window to talk with Amy Salloway, whose performance of Does this Monologue Make Me Look Fat? at last year’s fringe yielded an excellent response. “I live in Minneapolis, I was born in Boston, I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then moved to Columbus Ohio, and then Seattle for seven… Read More

Interview with the Absinthe Collective

by Ottawa Fringe

June 20, 2008

We met up with the cast members of the Absinthe Collective in Montreal as they brought the component pieces of their show, A Leave of Absinthe, into the Mainline Theatre. During a break in their technical rehearsal, I had an opportunity to ask them a few questions about their show. Present were Margo MacDonald (MM),… Read More

GO GRAB A METRO!!!

by Ottawa Fringe

June 20, 2008

Hey all.  If you ignored a Metro distributor on the way to work, grab one on the way home.  Today is the day that our title sponsor has provided a wrap for their newspaper.  Pick one up and take a look at the goods and let us know what you think. Thanks again to the… Read More

Bring a Jacket

by Ottawa Fringe

June 20, 2008

As much as I’d like to deny it, we are not getting ideal weather for this year’s festival.  While the report keeps changing, I think we should view the sunny days as pleasant surprises and prepare to get through short bouts of rain for nine more days.  Dress in layers people, this is still Ottawa. The… Read More

Interview with Peter Hayes and Greg Landucci

by Ottawa Fringe

June 19, 2008

I’ve suggested that a good photo with both Peter and Greg in the shot lies just down the street in an alleyway. I’ve also suggested that it would be a good shot if both Peter and Greg were in it together, and I can interview them together. It’s not because we’re running behind on our… Read More