Monthly Archives June 2013

Programs! Get your Programs Here!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 6, 2013

For me, it never really feels like Fringe time until I get my hands on a program (which I was finally able to do today!). Sure, all the show listings are available online any time day or night, but unlike many of you, when I first started Fringing I had to wait for the program… Read More

10 Days of Fringe Previews: Day 3 – HAPPINESS (TM)

by Patrick Gauthier

June 5, 2013

May Can Theatre is the subject of our third preview, back at the Fringe to follow up on their past hits Sounds from the Turtle Shell and Wolves > Boys. HAPPINESS TM May Can Theatre · Ottawa, ON by Tony Adams & Cory Thibert Peter Barrel and James Lemon host a conference on the behalf… Read More

Our second preview comes to us all the way from the UK, though some of you may know the play’s director, Jessica Ruano, from her days running the Ottawa Arts Newsleter. These days Jessica has exported herself to London (the bigger one) and she’s back for Fringe with a new show. SAPPHO… IN 9 FRAGMENTS… Read More

Ottawa’s best curry goes to…

by Gregg Clark

June 4, 2013

Among last night’s Cook-off contestants were some of the most delicious curries I’ve ever tasted.  Ottawa, Edinburgh, anywhere.  Ever.  It’s a damned shame that a dish such as TacoLot’s pulled pork/mango guac/plantain curry isn’t offered on the restaurant’s regular menu. Kudos to the participating restaurants – there wasn’t a curry at the GCTC not voted… Read More

10 Days of Fringe Previews: Day 1 – Chesterfield

by Patrick Gauthier

June 3, 2013

Fringe is less than a month away, and to whet your appetite for Ottawa’s Largest Theatre Festival, we’re going to spend the next 10 (week)days previewing some of the shows you’ll be lining up to see from June 20-30. Up first are Fringe Favourites Dead Unicorn Ink. You probably saw Space Mystery… FROM OUTERSPACE (winner… Read More

Monday: Curry Cook-off

by Gregg Clark

June 2, 2013

You and I know full well that the Great Curry Cook-off makes a top choice for Monday night’s dinner – even were the event not a fundraiser.  Once you’ve paid cover charge at the GCTC, nine divine creations by Ottawa’s top chefs will keep your plate replete and palate perpetually pleased. 10 points for alliteration. See poster… Read More

Pitching like a pro

by Gregg Clark

June 1, 2013

In the lead up to Ottawa Fringe 2013, I’ve shared email threads with several artists re: DIY promo. I’ve written about generating media interest and today am reading similar requests. Suffice to say, it seems more than a small contingent of the Festival’s 54 productions plan to pitch stories to the press. So let’s dig… Read More

We’re Social!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 1, 2013

If you’re reading this, you’re on the Internet. Guess what, the Ottawa Fringe Festival is on the Internet too! And while this blog is a great place for news and info about the Fringe (you should come back often. Maybe every day, just to be safe), we’re also all over the social media: We’re on… Read More

Box office info

by Gregg Clark

June 1, 2013

As of this week’s launch, advance tickets have been selling all day every day.  Until Monday, tickets are available online.  It’s Monday morning that the Festival’s main box office will be open for business.  Visit Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue, elevator B, second floor) to pick up a program, a pin, and secure advance tickets.  Of… Read More