Play

Faris Who Talks To Rats

Allan Mackey

A little bit Disney, a little bit Harry Potter, a little bit Shakespeare: Faris Who Talks To Rats is the story of a young woman who lands herself in a secret realm of magic as the only hope to stop a Dark Fairy from stealing the spark of imagination from humankind. A fairy-tale for grown-ups, complete with magic and mischief and puppets.

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE BUREAU OF BAT SHIT CRAZY.

Featuring: Charlotte van Walraven, Hayley Berketa, Vanessa Pauzé, Sophie McIntosh, and Douglas Connors, with Jessica Sloan and Mike Kosowan as Sprocket and Faucet.

Start Swimming

James Fritz

“What you doing?…Standing on the grass…What does the sign say?…Keep off the grass…” and so START SWIMMING begins. In a room: 11 people with nothing to go on other than the urges they feel and the need to fight to move ahead, to survive. Is it worth taking risks when a misstep can destroy all they’ve worked for? How do they fight unseen powers attempting to control…and when the rules keep changing? With Pavlovian consequences and Orwellian overtones, this play continues TWA’s tradition of presenting hard-hitting contemporary theatre by young artists. From the makers of FUGEE. WARNING: mature language.

The Brotherhood

Monica Bradford-Lea and Lauren Welchner

The time has come. The Double Aces have been waiting years for their chance to be seen by the Worldwide Brotherhood of Wizardry. Finally, a Brotherhood rep is here to see their show. Will they be good enough to make it in? What does it take to become a brother?

From creators of House Show, In Waking Life, and winners of the 2017 Kingston Fringe ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ award.

Agent Madeleine

Chlesea MacKay

1944. War. In London, a secret government organization is given one command: “Set Europe ablaze”. Captive in a Nazi prison, Agent Madeleine fights to keep hope alive. To not reveal anything, even her remarkable story, even her name. This is the story of the most unlikely of heroines, a woman who shattered stereotypes and sacrificed everything to be named Britain’s first Muslim war heroine.

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Blanket Fort

Leaping Mammal Collective

Blanket Fort explores the messy lives of three roommates. They share a small top floor apartment in a old building. They struggle to deal with themselves and, of course, their evil landlord. They like to drink. In a world where very real, very dark forces control the best hangout spots, our roommates fail to chill, and find themselves up to their necks in feathers and moustache hairs.

Blanket Fort is the first work created by Leaping Mammal Collective. Leaping Mammal is a budding theatre company in Ottawa and is very excited to be playing in the fringe this year! Leaping Mammal’s mandate is to create collectively and embrace the absurd.
An initial version of the show premiered as an opening act for the Fringe Encore production of Dead Unicorn Ink’s very popular Ten Little Sinners in October 2017. The initial version was about 20 min in length. The work received very well by our audiences. We were praised both for our relatable characters, and creative staging. We then decided to extend Blanket Fort to a full one act play! Both the initial and full length version of the show were created collectively by the cast.

Cast
Mark Andy Kellie
Xan Carley Richards
Haydn Jon Dickey

Directed by Ian McMullen

Leaping Mammal Collective

Leaping: we are excited, we are moving, we are trying to fly

Mammal: we are alive, we have instincts, we are honest about who we are

Collective: we create together, we play together, we share in joy, we share in pain

The Last Spartan

Pierre Brault

How important is Art to a society? How will a culture be remembered if it has created no art? Multi award winning actor and playwright Pierre Brault, portrays multiple characters in this homage to his two greatest loves; history and the theatre.

“Brault is pure actor, a pleasure to watch.” – The Sunday Independent (Ireland)

“Pierre Brault is a national capital treasure” – CBC Radio

NEW WORK

Red Bastard: Lie With Me

lawrence eric davis

YOU ARE A LIAR!!

But do you lie about love?

Award winning trickster, Red Bastard, stimulates your moral highs and lows as he asks each audience:

WHAT ARE THE RULES OF LOVE?

A hilarious ★★★★★ explosion of fun for singles, couples and anyone who’s dared to adore.

You’ll never look at your fellow audience members the same after this hilariously fun 5-star affair that exposes how we love and why. Former Cirque du Soleil Clowns Eric Davis and Aitor Basauri have created a mind-warping show for singles, couples and anyone who’s dared to adore.

★★★★★ -Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Just go… Hilarious and beautifully written… a tantalizing experience as funny as it is unforgiving. There really is nothing quite like it.”

★★★★★ -The Adelaidian
“An unquestionable must see! Hysterically funny… thought provoking… unforgettable performance.”

★★★★★ -Broadway Baby
Perfectly crafted… a show about lies, love and the lies we tell about love… A bacchanal buffet of frank admissions and delicious guilt.

★★★★★ -Get The Chance
“Hilarious, shocking and fantastic! You cannot help but laugh. Precise and perfect.”

★★★★★ -GLAM ADELAIDE
“Graceful, funny and confronting… Red Bastard raptures the audience.”

The show to see… Never to be forgotten… Utterly spellbinding, even tender. A full standing ovation from the deliriously happy packed room.
-The Scotsman

Go! Eric Davis is a Master. Hilariously shocking… deliciously rude… Makes us question our moral reasoning- admitting secrets and debating (as he) drags us willingly into his world.
– Across The Arts

C A M P

Troy Arsenian, Georgia Gibbons, Bennett Langdon, Lauren Rae, Taylor Stewart, Brooke Trealout and Ben Van Dine

Four teenagers are given their first taste of freedom and authority as they are signing up to be counselors at Camp Nooke. Things go horribly awry when they are not able to handle their newfound autonomy, and struggle to find their place in the world.