Monthly Archives June 2010

2010 Peer Award Winners Announced

by Patrick Gauthier

June 28, 2010

The 2010 Ottawa Fringe Festival is over! But before we closed the festival for another year, Executive Producer Natalie Joy Quensel announced the winners of the 2010 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… Read More

Ottawa Fringe Festival: Hot tickets and online heat

by Patrick Gauthier

June 27, 2010

by Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen June 27, 2010 A cockroach disposed to metaphysical ponderings, a guy with a turtleshell grafted to his back and a conflicted duck have numbered among the intriguing characters on stage at the 14th annual Ottawa Fringe Festival, which winds up tonight. And with five dozen theatre companies at the 11-day… Read More

Interview: Shadows

by Ottawa Fringe

June 27, 2010

Actors Margo Macdonald and Sarah Finn have just wrapped up their video interview with Ottawa Tonite, taped on a sumptuous set of the Ottawa Little Theatre, when I steal them away for an interview. “We were still in rehearsals on May 25th,” says Margo as I ask about the development of the script for their… Read More

Fringe hits home stretch

by Patrick Gauthier

June 27, 2010

Steve Collins Metro Ottawa June 25, 2010 As the 2010 Ottawa Fringe Festival enters its final weekend, organizers are estimating attendance will easily top 14,000, up from last year’s total of 12,500. “We’re thrilled as usual with how the festival’s going,” said Fringe publicist Catriona Leger. With 60 shows at 16 venues this year, the… Read More

Interview: G-Men Defectives

by Ottawa Fringe

June 26, 2010

You’ve probably seen Ray Besharah and Sterling Lynch walking through the fringe, dressed in black suits and ties, warning people about the dangers of Communism. “Often, people think we’re Mormons,” says Ray, “until they see the little guns with the plastic tips. Then they think we’re either very dangerous Mormons, or we’re with the fringe.”… Read More

BEST IN FEST Winners Announced!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 25, 2010

Executive Producer Natalie Joy Quesnel announced the BEST IN FEST winners  tonight during Chats with Cat. The top selling show in each venue (based on total number of tickets sold over their first four performances) will receive an extra performance on Sunday, June 27 at 9:30 pm.  See a show you missed the first time,… Read More

Interview: Unequal Harvest

by Ottawa Fringe

June 25, 2010

by Andrew Alexander Geoff Hughes and Kami Desilets make a typical, unassuming pair as they stroll the Fringe Tent: friendly and easy to talk to, with a comfortable air about them. You’d hardly figure them for activists. But in a fringe lineup of sixty shows, there aren’t that many which deal with current affairs, and… Read More

Get thee to the theatre

by Patrick Gauthier

June 25, 2010

Letter to the Editor The Ottawa Citizen June 25, 2010 The Ottawa Fringe Festival is a gem in our midst. I’ve seen five shows and one concert. While some were better than others, all were great. The festival, which runs daily until Sunday, is well organized and well performed — it’s affordable. The shows are… Read More