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Incognito: in Wishy Washy

Mike Kosowan

With the media painting clowns as menaces to society, many are arrested/forced to change occupations. One has gone “Incognito” and stumbles upon something Magical. Just like all shortcuts he should have been careful what he wished for. (Spooky/silly subplot!)

By local entertainer Mike Kosowan, Jesus Christ Private Investigator – GRIMprov (2016) & Celebrity Exception – Black Sheep Theatre (2015).

NEW WORK

Space Jameration: A Stand-up Special

Greg Houston

Space Jameration: A Stand-up Special! Produced by Slippery Slope Productions.

Some people found movements; Greg Houston founded a generation. Somewhere between Gen X and the Millennials (and not the Pepsi Generation) is a silly, quirky group, known as the Space Jameration.

“Houston is definitely funny – great laughs.” -New Ottawa Critics
“Houston earns many laughs with his self-deprecating sense of humour.” -On Stage

Every show Houston will be joined by a special guest: Deborah Ring, Lauren and Amanda Do It, Crush Improv, Tavis Maplesden, Laura McLean, and more!

NEW WORK

Don’t See This Show

Greg Guevara

Spoken word. Rap. Song.   

Repression. Depression. Obsession.

Cardboard. Boxes.

Conversations with God. Being seen-zoned by God.

Meta humor. Short sentences. Vague concepts. Meta-meta humor.

A show. You. Me. Your friends. Too forward? We could get coffee first.  

Reverse-psychology. Reverse-reverse-psychology. Psychology?  

Commands: C’man. C’maaaaaan.

See this show.

Don’t See This Show.

NEW WORK

Ethel

Madeleine Hall

From the producers of Cardinal (“Powerfully affecting.” Ottawa Citizen, “Brilliant.” New Ottawa Critics, WINNER Emerging Artist Award).

A unique blend of storytelling and movement, inspired by the profound hugeness of one tiny person.

“Language and movement oscillate between moments of controlled chaos and precise finesse.” -New Ottawa Critics

“Phenomenal.” -On Stage

“Beautiful.” -Capital Critics

NEW WORK

Delirium

Martin Dockery

The ridiculous, true story of a search for meaning amidst love, loss, and butterflies at The Top of the World.

“A deliriously good show.” -Winnipeg Free Press

“Shout-it-from-the-rooftop acclaim for Delirium! A beautifully written, deftly performed, bruisingly intimate outing that offers humour and an emotional punch.” -Fresno Bee

“A master storyteller.” -CBC

BALLS – je suis un vidéoclip

Marie-Eve Fortier

Sexe, voyages et culture pop, un monologue théâtral de 50 minutes sous forme de tableaux éclectiques. BALLS – Je suis un vidéoclip. Ce sont les conséquences d’une histoire d’amour qui a mal viré. Ce sont les illusions qu’on aimerait garder mais qui s’échappent. C’est le sexe. L’idée qu’on s’en fait. L’idée qu’on en veut. L’idée qu’on en a. C’est la fille moderne, gavée de culture pop et d’envies de plaire. C’est la route qu’on finit par perdre à un moment.

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson.

BALLS, c’est comment Pidge V. a fait pousser les siennes en enfilant son back pack. Je suis un vidéoclip, c’est une duck face, cheveux au vent devant les hélices d’un ventilateur, pop, coloré et twerky. Ce sont les ballounes de-ce-que-tu-crois-avoir-besoin qui explosent à côté de l’oreille. C’est un chantier de reconstruction, un terrain de jeux de questionnements et de réflexions, à la rescousse d’un plaisir perdu. C’est l’appel au changement; tu t’affrontes ou tu te consumes. La toute première performance a être présenté à la Marquise de la Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins.

ÉQUIPE DE CRÉATION Marie-Eve Fortier, Julie Grethen, Benoit Roy, Mathieu Charette et autres artistes à confirmer.

Patrons will need to climb a ladder to access this venue. This venue could possibly be quite hot, however fans will be in operation and patrons will be provided with cool liquids.

NEW WORK

The Inventor of All Things

jem rolls

So Leo Szilard is a Jewish Hungarian on the run from the Nazis in London in 1933.
When he has the single scariest idea any human being has ever had.
The Atomic Bomb.
Even worse, the home of Physics then is Berlin.
Which has just become Nazi Berlin.
It is what happens next.
It is a true story.
He was very funny.
And prize-winningly eccentric.
And pretty much no-one has ever heard of him.
Smash hit FringeTour 2015.
“Terrific ” ★★★★★ – StarPhoenix
“Superb” ★★★★ 1/2 stars – Edmonton Sun.
“Magnetic, mesmerising” – CBC
“The unbelievable true story of Hungarian-American physicist and inventor Leo Szilard… Jem Rolls is dynamic, funny, and passionate …proves that truth is stranger than fiction in this incredibly entertaining and engaging story … reminiscent of a party guest telling a story over dinner… It is my belief that his story has enriched my life.“ – Apartment 613, June 2015
“A Gem of a performance!… Rolls turns the life story of this incredible human being, who escaped the Nazis, into the masterful adventure of a superhero. The range of his delivery is enormous and it is this playful delivery that stimulates our attention and keeps us glued for a whole hour.” -Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle, June 2015.
“Beloved performer” – Montreal Gazette, June 2015
A big story of a little man in big times.

How I Lost One Pound, The Musical

Lesley Carlberg

Abandoned mom and lost soul, Lesley Carlberg has spent her life battling the muffin top. But now she has even bigger problems: her kids have left home so what is she going to be when she grows up? And where is the TV Volume Remote?

How I Lost One Pound, The Musical follows Lesley’s quest in this self-absorbed world to realize her purpose in life now and maybe even lose a pound or two…but probably not.

NEW WORK

Luna

Vanessa Quesnelle

Following the mysterious loss of her sister, Luna journeys through a strange and shadowy world to try and make sense of what remains. An otherworldly trip of darkness and delight from the co-creator of the critically acclaimed hit Moonlight After Midnight.

“Quesnelle’s strengths and subtleties are absolutely captivating.” -CBC

“Quesnelle is spellbinding.” -Pioneer Press, Minneapolis

NEW WORK

Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker

Gerard Harris

What do you call the nervous, distracted jokewriter for a top UK comedian when he’s forced to do standup, using crippling stage-fright & jokes the comedian didn’t buy, all so the world can see who’s REALLY the funny one?

From the creator of last year’s Best of Fest storytelling show A Tension To Detail comes this regrettably true story about ambition, frustration, stand-up comedy and lie-down psychology from the mildly acclaimed British storyteller and comedian.

“Hugely talented, a cut above most storytellers.” -CBC
“Slipping wholeheartedly into Harris’s comic world is not just rewarding, but inevitable.” -Ottawa Citizen
“Don’t miss this magnetic stage presence.” – New Ottawa Critics
“He is doing something so unlike conventional storytelling or long-form stand-up comedy that he is dancing on the edge of a knife.” -Apt613, Ottawa
★★★★★ “incredibly smart and funny ” -Edmonton Journal
★★★★ “it’s . . . what was I going to . . . . Oh, yeah, good” -Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
“The master of spinning yarns.” -The Coast, Halifax
“Come with your antennae up so you don’t miss a thing.” -Montreal Rampage
“Harris is engaging and interesting and a masterful story-teller.” -Stage Whispers, Perth
“I loved every minute of it.” -Art Murmurs, Wellington
“Hilarious.” -Dominion Post, Wellington
“Masterful storytelling.” -Pantograph Punch, Wellington

Best Solo Show, Nelson 2016