Monthly Archives May 2014

Festival Director’s Message

by Patrick Gauthier

May 29, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival! I’ve been around Fringe a long time, and am thrilled to have recently been named Festival Director. This is shaping up to be another great year for the Fringe: 400 performances of 60 shows in 14 venues over 11 days. How many of those shows will you see?… Read More

Fringe for Families

by Gregg Clark

May 29, 2014

While Fringe shows with titles such as Dicky Dicky, Can’t Argue With Pussy, and Deranged Dating aren’t likely appropriate for children, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy whatever show you please. For an afternoon off, register your children (ages 4-12) for a Saturday afternoon drama camp by Orleans Young Players teaching team.  There’s no cost for parents with a… Read More

undercurrents 2015: call for submissions

by Gregg Clark

May 21, 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream is Ottawa’s festival of independent theatre, produced by the Ottawa Fringe Festival and taking place at Arts Court from February 12-21, 2015. Now in its fifth year, undercurrents seeks original, innovative work by Canadian artists. Showcasing the best independent theatre from Ottawa and across the… Read More

2-For-1: Youth Infringement Festival

by Hayley Robateau

May 2, 2014

Now in its 16th year, the Youth Infringement Festival offers a unique opportunity for budding artists to create, produce and perform in a professional setting. The Festival showcases six original one-act plays written, directed, stage-managed, and performed by artists and producers who haven’t yet reached a 26th birthday. For more information, visit www.youthinfringement.ca or www.artscourt.ca…. Read More

$5 Off: Roller Derby Saved My Soul

by Hayley Robateau

May 1, 2014

Amy is a shy comic book geek who envies her younger sister’s exciting life. June is strong, brash and plays extreme sports. Through June, Amy discovers roller derby, gains confidence and finally grows into person she’s always wanted to be. Comics, fandom and the struggles of the introvert: In a world of tropes, one woman… Read More