Monthly Archives June 2009

See you in 2010…

by Patrick Gauthier

June 29, 2009

The 2009 Ottawa Fringe Festival is officially over.  A big thank you to all the artists, volunteers, sponsors, and of course the audience members who helped make the 2009 festival the most successful Ottawa Fringe ever. We sold out of 5 and 10-show passes, and broke ticket sales records for the fourth year in a… Read More

Peer Award Winners Announced!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 28, 2009

The 2009 Ottawa Fringe Festival is over! But before we closed the festival for another year, Execuitive Producer Kevin Waghorn announced the winners of the 2009 Peer Awards.  A committee of accomplished professionals and dedicated Fringe patrons from Ottawa’s arts community saw every show in the festival and chose the winners in the following categories…. Read More

While Executive Producer of the Ottawa Fringe Festival for the past four years, Kevin Waghorn has been involved with the Fringe for much (much) longer, starting as a stage manager for local and touring companies – in one year SMing seven productions in a single festival – before coming aboard temporarily “just to help out”… Read More

BEST IN VENUE winners announced!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 27, 2009

The votes have been tallied and the results are in! Congratulations to the following shows and companies, who will each receive an extra performance in their venue on Sunday June 28 at 9:30 pm. Venue #1 – Alumni Auditorium Ditto Productions: This is a Recording Venue #2 – Academic Hall Silent Quemb Productions: Oreo Venue… Read More

by Chloe Ekker Bronwyn Steinberg says, while growing up, she was taught the importance of education and of the role of theatre in conveying messages.  This has become the mandate of her newly-formed Counterpoint Players and its first play, Pirate Jenny’s Circus.  And , boy, never has learning theatre theory been so fun! It shouldn’t… Read More

The Ottawa Citizen’s Top 5 Shows (2009)

by Patrick Gauthier

June 27, 2009

Patrick Langston (The Ottawa Citizen) picks the Top Five Shows: Catgut Strung Violin – Venue #2 – Academic Hall Countries Shaped Like Stars – BYOV #4 – Café Alt Spiral Dive: Episode One – Venue #2 – Academic Hall The Accident – Venue #5 – Arts Court Theatre Inclement Weather – BYOV #4 – Café… Read More

Organizers celebrate continued success

by Patrick Gauthier

June 27, 2009

Strong performances contribute to another attendance record By Patrick Langston, The Ottawa CitizenJune 27, 2009 That guy who just flashed by like Superman exiting a phone booth? He’s not on his way to intercept an earthbound asteroid — he just heard there was a ticket left for Countries Shaped Like Stars. The delightfully quirky love… Read More

Of Hard Drives and Lost Interviews

by Patrick Gauthier

June 26, 2009

Maybe you’ve seen the series of artist interviews we’ve been running on the site during the festival. It was our intention to feature artists and shows you may have overlooked when flipping through your Fringe Guide. Artists whose process or biography may be of interest to you. Besides the two we have already featured (and… Read More

This is a Recording

by Ottawa Fringe

June 24, 2009

Ottawa Fringe Festival By Patrick Langston Ottawa performers Kelly Rigole and Simon Bradshaw lend their considerable acting chops to the words of other, real-life people in this show, which almost immediately became one of the most-buzzed-about events of this year’s fringe. Using verbatim theatre techniques, the duo recorded anonymous people talking unguardedly about subjects important… Read More

The Accident

by Ottawa Fringe

June 24, 2009

Ottawa Fringe Festival The Accident By Patrick Langston Possessor of one of the liveliest minds, not to mention highest energy levels, on the fringe circuit, Australia’s one-man wonder Jonno Katz is back in Ottawa for a second year. This time, Katz brings us the excellent adventures of brothers Roy and Sebastian. The latter is a… Read More